Does the acute HIV rash resemble acne?

Acute HIV rash is a common symptom of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. It is characterized by a red, bumpy rash that may look similar to acne. However, unlike acne, the rash associated with HIV typically does not cause any itching or pain. While the rash can appear anywhere on the body, it is most likely to appear on the chest, back, and face. Treatment for HIV rash is typically focused on treating the underlying HIV infection, though anti-itch medications may be used to reduce discomfort.

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Adrian Teixeira, Feb, 8 2023