Hiv rash without fever

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Okay, before anyone attacks me telling me I need to stop convincing myself I have HIV I would just like to clarify I have never ever had fever in the whole duration of obsessiing with HIV...I am again just asking out of interest... I just read from the Doc in the forum that ARS symptoms are 'ALWAYS' present with fever. So I'm wondering, is it ever present on its on, unaccompanied with say sore throat or diorrhea?
Is it possible to experience ars without having a fever? I have been diagnosed with oral thrush and i have a rash on my arm, but my temp has stayed normal the whole time. This hapened 8 days afer possible exposure and has been going on for more than a week now. I know i had a very low risk exposure (protected sex with csw, hiv staus unknown), but im still freaking out. Could this be ars?
It's not HIV you were never at risk.
I'm in the process of getting a PCR test to detect the virus directly - the results come back next week. (1) Is this an HIV rash? As I said, it began on my neck and quickly spread to my chest, resembles a sunburn, and is itchy on my neck only. (2) Is my fever high enough to indicate ARS? (3) Is 6 weeks (7 weeks if you count from the first encounter) too late for the onset of ARS symptoms? (4) Could this be connected to the vague symptoms I experienced at 3-4 weeks?
Hello, From the symptoms the rash looks like typhoid fever and not HIV because skin rashes in ARS do not present so early. But to confirm the diagnosis investigations are needed. Many people do not develop symptoms after they first get infected with HIV. Others have a flu-like illness within several days to weeks after exposure to the virus. confirmation is only done by specific tests for HIV like western blot,PCR and ELISA.
3. Are flu-like symptoms without fever a big indication of ARS? and No rash? Whats the percentage of people with ARS who do not get fever and rash? How about stuffy nose turned runny nose? 4. How long can anxiety symptoms such as diarrhea, headache, or muscle aches twitching or tingling of muscles persist after intense stress subsides? Thank you so much for your help!!
Also, does the rash always appear with a fever? I have had no fever during this illness. I feel as if this must be acute HIV infection, and that my doctors, by simply giving me an antibody test, are not doing enough to help me.
In other words, acute HIV would never cause rash alone, without other symptoms. Also, the rash of ARS doesn't itch. An itchy rash often is due to allergy, and it sounds like you have a lot of potential factors that could trigger allergic rashes. I won't try to guess which of them might be the explanation in this case. But I'm confident your rash isn't due to HIV. If it continues or you otherwise remain concerned, see a doctor about it. But don't worry about HIV.
Is it possible to be diagnosed with shingles without having an external rash? The pain is on my left side only in a band near my waist line. The pain is horrific - even to the touch. All symptoms seem to be consistent with shingles but after 2 weeks of this, there is no rash. Narcotics, vicodin and darvocet have helped some but not completely.
and your symptoms are not typical for a new HIV infection. The rash of a new HIV infection doesn't behave as yours has. But as already discussed, these things don't matter anyway.) So my advice is that you continue to work with your doctor about the various symptoms. My impression is that they reflect some combination of a systemic non-HIV viral infection (maybe infectious mononucleosis?
Can some1 plzz tell me how high and how is the nature of fever in acute HIV or ars??? Coz I get fever at night abt 8-9 o'clock and by the morning I am fit n fine, without ne medication. Whole day I dont feel ne kind of fatigue, tiredness or even feverish.. but this night fever thing is worrying me for past 3-4 days. I dont have swollen lymph nodes ( at least not visible), no rash, no diarrhoea, no headache... but FEVER yes!! n ohh.. dry cough, which I never had in past like 3-4 years!!
"so ur saying all of those situations are pretty unlikely?" Yes but not for the uprotected sex with your gf since you cannot assess one's HIV status without testing. " also does the rash sould like an hiv rash? " No. DM or DXM cannot transmit HIV. HIV symptoms appears 2-4 weeks after potential exposure not on days.
How can I have an opinion over the internet??? You're sick, you have fever. Flu, mono, whatever. Not an HIV issue. Look, you're really scaredl, take the test to put this out of your mind. Or better yet, take the girl to take the test.
My questions is, can the ARS rash occur without any other symptoms of ARS as severely as mine? Is the ARS rash typically extremely Itchy? My Rash was extremely severe in certain areas and then would abruptly stop (below the collar area). Do 'diffuse' rash abruptly stop like this? Would'nt taking steroids (prednisone) as in my case impede my immune response and make ARS worse not better? If there is any possibility of me having an ARS Rash, I wanted to take the DNA PCR HIV test.
) I am currently very stressed about a recent exposure risk that I had specially after developing a rash in the last couple of days. 5 weeks ago I a had a condom failure. While attempting anal sex with another man without lube the condom broke at the very beginning and i realised from the pain as a result of the friction. It happened for a mere 5 seconds before I pulled out and noticed the condom had broke so we decided to give anal sex a miss (I hadn't even "thrusted").
The odds are overwhelming that your fever 10 days later are due to something other than HIV. Among other things, fever due to a new HIV infection lasts at least 1-2 weeks, and acetaminophen (Panadol and other brands) wouldn't have any effect on it. It is not possible for fever due to a new HIV infection to last only a day. And lymph node inflammation due to HIV doesn't cause armpit pain. So no worries about HIV. Of course, if you remain concerned, you are free to be tested.
I stupidly recieved a blow job without a condom though so went for a STD test 5 weeks later, accompanied with a HIV test, both were negative. This was a normal anti-body test I presume. At that time I had a bad sore throat, cough, mouth ulcer and a cold. 7 weeks after I saw the escort I had bad sickness, flu, diaheria, night sweats. Only symptoms I haven't had is a fever for a few days and haven't felt any swollen nodes.
thank u its good to hear that hiv rash last for 5-8 dyas, my rash is there for almost 20 days, and new ones are popping and older one bumps are drying with black scar marks. so, hiv rash come all at once and disappear at once , without leaving marks? i dont ve fever or throat sore till now.
//i61.tinypic.com/2s6slt5.jpg Please disregard the big red bump on the left side of the picture, as that is an ingrown hair I've had for ages already. I'm really hoping you could help me, since I've been in such an anxiety funk lately. Thank you.
Hello, Although nothing can be confirmed without examination but HIV needs to be ruled out in your case. Although the early symptoms of HIV are fever, nausea and vomiting but in some cases a sore throat, cough, a rash and/or swollen lymph glands may also be present. So confirmation is only done by specific tests for HIV like western blot, PCR and ELISA. These tests may show accuracy after 6 weeks to 6 months as HIV antibodies take time to develop in the body.
However for your information recurrent or chronic fever is seen in tuberculosis, SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) and other auto immune disorders, UTI, drug fever, glandular fever, otitis media, IBS, HIV, STDs, endocarditis, parasitic infestations, fungal infections, lymphomas and other cancers etc. Hope this helps. Do let me know if there is any thing else and keep me posted. Take care!
Your rash was not ARS-related. A rash alone (without fever or other symptoms of ARS) is highly unlikely, and the rash came and went too quickly. Your 4-week test is highly reassuring. Based on the relatively low risk of insertive vaginal, you can rely on a 6-week antibody test result as definitive. Testing through 13 weeks is necessary only if it would help remove any remaining anxiety. Your risk of HIV infection: .0005 (risk from insertive vaginal) * .
A rash, by itself, is never suggestive of a new HIV infection. The rash associated with HIV is always accompanied by fever and other symptoms, especially sore throat. In addition, ths sort of rash -- "red itchy pimples" -- is not the sort of rash seen with HIV. Finaly, you had an entirely safe sexual exposure. You can't catch HIV without a bare penis (no condom) inside another person's vagina or rectum.
Does my exanthem look like the Primary HIV Infection rash? Is it possible to have this rash without fever? Could my exanthem just be caused by my actual high-stress situation? And, for last, could somebody tell me how to find detailed pictures or descriptions of the Primary HIV Infection rash on the net? Thank you very much for your help and informations, thank you. Take care.
Protected vaginal sex and unprotected oral for about 20 secs (i was the giver) 65 days after, i've develop a rash, preceded by fever (one day) and general malaise, which my dermatologist said chickenpox (never got it as kid), but he doesnt know the whole story. i'm still afraid because of the timing. rash lasted for about 12 days on chest, back, face, scalp and some in genitals and legs. most of the bumps crusted over by day 9 but im sure some of them just faded. it never itch!!!
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