What Does the HIV Rash Look Like?

  posted by: Rio Dianne



HIV Rash Look LikePeople of all ages come to a point in their lives when they experience rashes. However, for a sexually active person, the occurrence of a rash is something which would cause him to be alarmed as it can be caused by the human immunodeficiency virus.  Acute HIV rash can be extremely frightening.  Still, before freaking out and rushing yourself to see a physician, try to inspect the rash on your own. What does the HIV rash look like, you ask?  What other symptoms are associated with it?  Here are some of the facts you can note.

The HIV ars rash is characterized by small, flat, and elevated lesions.  This is also known as maculopapular rash. Usually, the color of maculopapular rash is red, but since the complexion of each person varies, the spots can appear dark red to brown on fair – skinned people.  As for those with dark complexions, the color can be seen as dark brown to purple or even black. These hives are usually located on the trunk of the body.  They can rarely be seen on the neck, face, hands, and feet.

Once you’ve confirmed that the rashes are indeed maculopapular ones, don’t fret yet as it may still be a symptom of other diseases like measles if you haven’t had one, shingles, dengue hemorrhagic fever, and many others not unless you have other symptoms of HIV including the following:

  • Rashes and blotches are itchy, tender, and painful
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • General weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Whit patches on the mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Sore throat

Moreover, its transmission is very high especially if you had contact with an infected person.  If these are the cases, you need to seek medical attention and immediately to undergo a series of tests thus confirming your diagnosis as possible.  This is what does the HIV rash look like.  We hope that we were able to help you.  Meanwhile, let’s take a peek on some images and pictures of the rashes of a person with HIV.

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