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Old 04-08-2001, 05:17 PM   #1
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Help!! Rash On Lower Back, Painful, PLEASE RESPOND!!

OMG!!! I have a rash, on my lower back, right above my tailbone, where your pantline would be, it consists of SEVERAL raised pink, bumps all concentrated in one area, right at the lower part of the backbone. PLEASE HELP!!! I'm convinced I have HIV how, I know it I can feel it. That rash, WAS NOT THERE yesterday 4/6 and all of a sudden, it's there. My parents, said that it's "prickly heat rash", but how can that be??? Am I seroconverting???? Please RESPOND, I'm literally GOING INSANE!! GOD BLESS ALL!!! This rash, ouccered today, 7 weeks and one day after the incident.

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Old 04-08-2001, 05:50 PM   #2
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Re: Help!! Rash On Lower Back, Painful, PLEASE RESPOND!!

Rash on the back doesn't seem to be the usual location for an ARS rash; however (more importantly), what was your exposure .... was it high risk?

Old 04-08-2001, 07:19 PM   #3
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Re: Help!! Rash On Lower Back, Painful, PLEASE RESPOND!!

Sorry, Very Worried .... I just recalled your risk. As far as HIV is concerned ..... you're fine. However, after re-reading your original post (I might be going out on a limb here), it seems that you might be quite religious ..... that's just the "feel" I got from your post. If that is the case, you might be going through a lot of guilt because you feel you deserve HIV for experimenting with your friend. I don't know what to say, except that you really need to know HIV can't be transmitted by wiping your nose with dried pre-***. Also, have you considered maybe looking into your guilt a bit more? You may find talking to a counselor (maybe even one from a church) ..... they may be able to help you look at this "I deserve HIV" thing a bit differently. I don't think God is going to "zap" you for doing this ..... I think you need to view HIV a bit more scientifically - it's a rather hard virus to catch. Good luck, my friend.

Old 06-05-2001, 06:55 PM   #4
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Re: Help!! Rash On Lower Back, Painful, PLEASE RESPOND!!

So what does a rash caused by HIV look like?

where does it land?

At what stage of infection would a rash appear?

Can a rash or itch be caused by stress (the mind)?

Your responses may help some of us to move past this symtom based on type, timming, location and so on.

If anyone knows the details of the HIV caused rash, would be good to know.

Many thanks!


Old 06-05-2001, 07:41 PM   #5
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Re: Help!! Rash On Lower Back, Painful, PLEASE RESPOND!!

From everything I have read, the acute HIV infection stage when the rash would occur, happens usually between 1 to 6 weeks after exposure. It usually occurs on the torso, upper back or chest. I *think* it can occur on the face too, but correct me if I am wrong. It looks like lots of raised bumps, red or splotchy, like measles.
I had exactly that rash approx. 7-10 days after exposure: upper back, red lumpy bumps like measles &lt;SIGH&gt;. <IMG SRC="">

Old 06-06-2001, 08:23 AM   #6
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Re: Help!! Rash On Lower Back, Painful, PLEASE RESPOND!!

ok! listen, i am a nurse and also have been thru a terrible situation in my life which lead me for 2 years of beleiving i had hiv.Words cant begin to touch on what i went thru but atleast now i am very knowledgable of the disease.ok, what was your possible exposure?the rash could be shingles if it is painful. IT IS OK! I JUST had shingles myself(i am only 24 years old and in good health)but i KNOW stress brought this on for me and that could be your situation also. if you were having a rash from seroconverting to hiv positive then it would have been a sunburn like rash on your upper body. NOT WHAT YOU DESCRIBED. Shingles can be a symptom of AIDS not usually HIV. Any question just email me but take me advice and DONT WORRY you are going to need to listen to me on that. my worrying over hiv got way out of hand and cost me thousands of dollars and much lost time. Peace, Lisa

Old 06-06-2001, 07:52 PM   #7
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Re: Help!! Rash On Lower Back, Painful, PLEASE RESPOND!!


Thank you for your response, I do not have a rash as you have described, I have these tiny little red spots about the size of a dot that would be made if you took a pen and touched it on a papper. I have a 3 on my chest, a couple on my stomach a single one on my leg and a few just below my underarm on both sides of my body. They do not itch or anything but have me concerned. My upper back seems to be itchy more so when I think about it which is most of the time but there is no rash there.

Can stress do this? are little tiny red dots part of a HIV symtom? I have tested negative at 2 and 3 months after a low risk exposure, I am now at 4 months and seem to find every symtom that I read about. (the mind is powerful).

Thanks for taking the time. You said to E-mail you but did not leave your e-mail address.


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