thanks but can you please advise if it sounds like hiv - i am going out of my mind
No one here can diagnose your symptoms. An HIV (ARS) related rash would be very obvious . It would cover your trunk, arms, face etc. It may or may NOT itch. If someone were infected, it would happen 1-3 weeks after exposure to HIV. It would come on suddenly and leave suddenly after 1-2 weeks. What you describe has NOTHING to do with HIV. You should NEVER attempt to diagnose HIV from ANY symptoms or lack of. HIV has no SPECIFIC symptoms. As TEAk said, see your dermatologist for your HIV NON-RELATED RASH. STOP SYMPTOM HUNTING.