"Maculopapular" means small red spots and bumps, not a big red blotch like the one you describe. You don't have flu-like symptoms. There's nothing in your story to suggest HIV other than your anxiety over your sexual encounter. As for your never getting rashes, everyone gets them sooner or later.
Having said that, I haven't a clue as to what's causing this blotch. it reminds me of nothing. There's no getting around the fact that you'll need to see a doctor for definitive diagnosis. I suggest you take a photo as well, in case, it fades or changes before you see the doctor.
But HIV? I doubt it.
Hi Dr, thanks for the reply. Just a quick question for my info. I read the rash is non-pruritic maculopapular, was does that mean?.
Secondly in the event this was HIV related, when would it appear after exposure and how long would it last.
Thank you for your time. I try to keep my questions brief.
Hi Doctor, just to let you know I saw a dermatologist today and he said what I had looked liked seborrhoeic dermatitis which he said appears on chest or eye brow area if trigered by stress many times. I showed him a picture taken with a digital camera o the day I got the big pinkish-reddish area on chest with strong lymph node pain under arm. Dr said it was v. unlikely to be HIV.
The Dr, still told me to get HIV test done though, why?. makes me think he is not so sure then.
Can an HIV rash look like seborrohoeic dermatitis?
Seborrhea sounds right. He suggested an HIV test just because you had unprotected sex. Not to worry--it will be negative.
akggenakg Let us know how u did on the test! thanks.
Let us know how the test went akggenakg thanks.
Ok will let you know results. So far, I have had a test done at 6 weeks and 3 days. the result was negative. However, this is of no use to me as one must wait 12 weeks to get test done.
Does anyone know if this is a good sign and can you tell me why if so?.
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I have about 10 little small bumps on my chest and they also match the ones on my legs and I jus got off a fever but my throat feels dry...does this mean I have HIV....and I had unprotected sex about 2 weeks ago