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How do HIV symptoms manifest?

Rash is very common. 9.999% of all rashes are not due to HIV. Rash is not a good way to tell if you have HIV or not.

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How do HIV symptoms manifest? Do they come at once usually if there are symptoms? I had sex with a friend 3 weeks ago and I woke up with a few pimples in my chest and shoulders. I’m worry about it.

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago
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Symptoms are not very consistent or reliable to tell if you have HIV

Why are you worried about HIV?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago

I had a sexual encounter with a friend 3 weeks ago. I had a cold for 1 or 2 days then yesterday I had a weird rash but going away now.

Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

Rash is very common. 9.999% of all rashes are not due to HIV. Rash is not a good way to tell if you have HIV or not.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Does symptoms come usually at same time ?
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

Some patients never get any symptoms.

Symptoms are not a good way to tell if you have HIV. Penile vaginal sex has a 5-10 in 10,000 chance of spreading HIV. If you are worried, you can always get an HIV test, but most likely it will be negative.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago

Does symptoms come together usually?

Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

Symptoms are not a good way to tell if you have HIV or not.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago

But when they do, they come together or it could be one at a time?

Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

They come together.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago

What are usually the symptoms?

Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

Flu like symptoms are the most common, runny nose, low grade fever, body aches and pains.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
For how long
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

You would have flu symptoms until you got treatment for your HIV.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
what about the rash doc?
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

It looks like eczema or dry skin or allergic reaction

It doesn't' look like HIV rash

It doesn't sound like you have flu like symptoms

I bet you don't have HIV

Let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago

I did an HIV ora quick and it was negative. If I were to have ARS, would it come back positive?

Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

If you had ARS, your HIV test would come back positive

You don't have HIV.

Let me know if you have other questions.

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