If you are specifically concerned that the rash is from HIV- that seems unlikely. Your recent sexual contact is likely low risk if it was protected.
The rash on your nose sounds like either acne, folliculitis or eczema, rather than an HIV related condition.
Of course to lessen your concern, follow up testing is a good idea. But I do not think it sounds like the typical HIV rashes we see with primary infection ( a diffuse rash all over the body), with chronic infection ( a rash that is more like eczema) or KS.
As for HSV- the classic symptoms are blisters- If you have not developed grouped blisters - then the only way to diagnose it is by testing for antibodies.
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I know that HIV symptoms is a very vague thing, other than rash any other acute HIV symptoms I should look out for?
Symptoms with acute infection can include fevers, rash, enlarged lymph glands, diarrhea,sore throat, sometimes meningitis or pneumonia- generally non specific.
Ok thanks. One more question. What about the Folliculitis? I get it alot in the pubic region, scalp and buttocks. I asked my regular dr. how / why I get this but answer was not clear. I've seemed to been getting it regularly for about a yr. Suggestions?
You should see him again.
You may be colonized with Staph and topical therapies may help to "decolonize" you , if you keep getting recurrent bouts.
Also he can make recommendations about hygiene issues- avoid razor injuries, optimize hygiene eyc.