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Are rashes on body a symptom of HIV?

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Posted on Mon, 27 Oct 2014
Question: Hi Iam XXXXXXX. I have unprotected sex 3(2010) years back. Iam normal iam getting rashes on body like lines. After 1 one year i have gone for hiv test it is normal (2011). after one year i have gone for hiv test (2012 secound one). iam afraid that i have hiv. i did not use any medicne for rashes. i have seen in google rashesare due tohiv...iam afraid to go hospital. please suggest some medicens.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Provide more information, upload Photograph

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mr XXXXXXX Welcome to healthcaremagic

I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query and I have understood it.

As far as HIV is concerned you don't need to worry because you have ruled it twice, after the risky sexual encounter.

Regarding the rashes, I would be able to guide you better if you can upload a representative picture. In addition to that I would also like to gather more information from you regarding the rashes.

-Are they symptomatic?Are they itchy?
-The distribution of the rashes? Are they localized to a particular area or are they generalized?
-Are they persistent or evanescent?
-Tell me more about the morphology of the rashes. The size, whether raised or flat, color, whether scaly or not etc?

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (24 minutes later)
when iam batching, if scratch with my nail iam getting rashes just like a line 1mm.
After some time it disappear. i dont have any problem.no fever nothing .but iam getting rashes and they are disappearing.They are not ichey
They are getting back side of body mainly or under stomatch.please see the image
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is a self limiting condition

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

I have reviewed the photograph. You seem to have a condition known as 'Simple Dermographism', which is an absolutely benign condition, seen in a small percent of normal population, and bears no relation whatsoever with HIV. Dermographism is a type of physical urticaria, where stroking of the skin produces this type of reaction, in which the skin becomes raised along the scratch line with surrounding erythema/redness. In some individuals itching is an associated symptom, then it is known as 'Symptomatic Dermographism'

Since you don't have any symptoms therefore you actually don't need to be treated.

Simple Dermographism, is a self limiting condition and usually subsides on its own.

Regards
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Brief Answer: Provide more information, upload Photograph Detailed Answer: Hello Mr XXXXXXX Welcome to healthcaremagic I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query and I have understood it. As far as HIV is concerned you don't need to worry because you have ruled it twice, after the risky sexual encounter. Regarding the rashes, I would be able to guide you better if you can upload a representative picture. In addition to that I would also like to gather more information from you regarding the rashes. -Are they symptomatic?Are they itchy? -The distribution of the rashes? Are they localized to a particular area or are they generalized? -Are they persistent or evanescent? -Tell me more about the morphology of the rashes. The size, whether raised or flat, color, whether scaly or not etc? Regards