... About nine and a half years ago, I had unprotected sex with a girl I met on a beach trip in N. Carolina. I had never had unprotected sex before. She said that she was on her way to the military, so hope she was tested prior. I was so paranoid afterwards about catching an STD, especially HIV. I looked up the symptoms of HIV on the Internet and frequently started checking my... (6 replies)
... All symptoms would come and go together.
Not sure though if sores (or other oral symproms like thrush) are ARS symptoms to start with. All these mouth-related symptoms are more AIDS-related rather than HIV-related; that means they happen when one's immune system becomes very weak at the late stages of an infection (generally after 10 years or so, even longer if one is taking... (15 replies)
... and my daughter is eight years old. I cry everyday thinking that her and I both have aids. She currently has a few rash like bumps on her face that I am convinced are molluscum. ... (3 replies)
... Also I there is a small rash patch on my face now when I look... ... (42 replies)
... Thanks....just wondering if the timeline of initial rash seems to fit the "common" time-line of initial (sometimes) symptoms sometimes seen. If you remember a while back I posted about my sis....and her rash (among other "symptoms"...and it sounds just as you described....yet she tested negative, although it was at 3 weeks to 1 month after exposure. Test is the only way to... (4 replies)
... the rash i got and when i break out once in a while has more of a burning sensation then itching. to discribe it i would say its more like sunburn then poison ivy. ... (4 replies)
... to the doctor and was told I had Uticaria. I had it for like 3 months and it just disappeared. I have the same fear as you. I researched it and it said the HIV rash is not itchy. But I don't know. There are some pretty knowledgeable people on this board, so I look forward to their assesments. ... (4 replies)
... I have this dry spot on my thumb, it's dry and flaky and constantly cracking. It's been an open wound for over two years. I put band-aids on it.. and initially it works, but then after a few days, the area gets really dry and starts to break open again... and never heals just stays open.
I have something very similar occuring on the back of my heel, it gets realy dry and... (4 replies)
... I cant find any information either Chris, it seems that a bad rash only develops when on medication or towards full blown Aids. ... (5 replies)
... bad day spent with old friend with devastating diagnosis. My point was that a rash needs to be viewed to determine size, color, texture, etc. And, as I thought, your rash was related to something else. ... (4 replies)
... She thinks that you've got AIDS becuase you just look like someone who would have AIDS. And the guy at the gym? ... (29 replies)
... Stop looking for problems. After reading all your posts I actually get the feeling you want it to be AIDS. Give it a rest, have you never been sick or had a rash before in your life? ... (29 replies)
... Well as for symptoms, everyone has told me that there are no symptoms specific to HIV, meaning all the symptoms can be caused by other things. But from what I've heard usually within 2-4 weeks after infection alot of people will go through what is called ARS (Acute Retrovirus Syndrome) and they will have symptoms similar to the flu (fever, swollen lymph nodes, body aches, and... (12 replies)
... which is an early AIDS infection. However if PPE is a follicular centred disease then why would it be on palms? ... (4 replies)
... Hey guys, stressing out so much so please help me!
Does the rash associated with Anti-Retroviral Syndrome just appear at the beginning of HIV infection or does/can it also appear later on...?
I went to the doc today and he said my type of rash (including palms and soles) in conjunction with the mild symptoms of mononucleosis was pretty much only seen in HIV/AIDS... (4 replies)
... First of all if you had AIDS, you would have more than a rash to worry about. AIDS only develops after a person has contracted HIV and lived with it for a number of years. ... (3 replies)
... is the rash you get when you have aids itchy and is it just with ars or can it happen after a few years? ... (3 replies)
... the rash could be shingles if it is painful. IT IS OK! ... (6 replies)
... I think your concern should be your child's neglect if you leave them like that?
HIV is not passed on outside the host, ie, once exposed to air the virus becomes inactive, he would not be at risk even if this happened which is so very unlikely.
Your child was not at risk of HIV. (11 replies)
... nd just feeling bad. Slightly swollen lymph nodes. Later that week, I got the same thing but worse, so I relaxed a little. Fast forward 10 months, he got a weird rash on his upper chest that spread to his back. Covered a lot of his torso. Lasted around 5 days. ... (11 replies)