I really can't say with certainty, but the fact that your rash was not associated with fever and so forth argues against HIV. In order for you to be sure, I advise you to get an HIV test. A negative result 3-6 months after exposure means you are not infected. So just to be safe, I'd get a test now and repeat one in 3 months. But a negative test even now will be very reassuring.
And of course now you can implement you new, and very sensible, resolution.
Rash did NOT itch at all.
Was not getting ANY better before taking Zithromax.
Kind of resembled small red dot and spots. Some were under skin some, were on the surface.
Forget to tell you:
42 year old Gay Male in excellent health.
No change in advice.
Would Zithromax "knock off" an hiv rash almost immediately?
Zithromax kills bacteria. HIV is a virus.
I appreciate your service and expertise.
No. Zithromax kills bacteria, but HIV is a virus.
Hey, Goodguy, were you tested for syphilis? The incidence of syph has increased in men in recent years, and most of that increase is in men who have sex with men.
Dermatologist said it didn't LOOK like syphillis, but said the Zithromax would kill it IF it was. I had no "moist" sore or anything on or near my penis/anus.
Could it still be syphillis without that?
The rash generally comes a couple of weeks after the chancre, which might have been in a place you wouldn't have seen it. Zithromax would probably have killed it, but there have been a few cases reported in which it didn't work. The CDC recommends using zithromax only in those with penicillin allergy, and there should be close follow-up to make sure it worked.
What is the common dosage (mg) of penicillin for Syphillis?
How long does it take?
A related discussion, I have rashes on my both legs
A related discussion, rashes is HIV and it wont go away