Anonymous
Hi, I had a high risk encounter and went on PEP shortly after. about 5 weeks after exposure I saw eczema like sores showing up. It is now 14 weeks post exposure and my body is still itchy and rashes still visible. My question is would an HIV rash still be itchy after 14 weeks?
Thanks.
Quote
Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information.

It seems you're concerned about some symptoms that you have been experiencing following a course of PEP treatment.

As for the eczema and itching that you are experiencing, we at AIDS Vancouver are not healthcare providers, so cannot comment on them. However, HIV infections are never diagnosed based on symptoms alone, simply because the symptoms of an HIV infection are quite common to many other common medical conditions. Testing is the only way to diagnose an HIV infection. If you're concerned about any symptoms you're experiencing, we'd encourage you to see a healthcare provider.

I would also encourage you to check out the following resources for more information about HIV:

  • Risk Assessment Chart


  • HIV Basics


  • Thank you again for contacting AIDS Vancouver Helpline Online

    Cheers,

    Hilary

    AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online
    helpline.aidsvancouver.org
    Quote

    ABOUT THE HELPLINE | SUPPORT OUR WORK | RISK ASSESSMENT CHART | ANONYMOUS TESTING | DISCLAIMER | CONTACT

    Charitable Registration #
    10668 9896 RR0001


    © 2019 helpline.aidsvancouver.org
    Privacy Policy
    Disclaimer

    OUR ADDRESS

    1101 Seymour Street
    Suite 235, 2nd Floor
    Vancouver, BC V6B 0R1
    Canada


    GET IN TOUCH

    Main Phone: 604-893-2201
    Fax: 604-893-2205
    Email: contact@aidsvancouver.org