Skip to content
ARS rash after exposure
vegasgm posted:
About 2 weeks ago I had brief unprotected anal sex with another male (I'm a male and was the top). It didn't last long but I was completely inside him. I then stopped and continued with a condom.

Yesterday I experienced very sharp pains in the right side of my neck - a pulsating throb of pain. Today that pain is still there but now I also have a small rash where the pain is (kind of looks like a small oval shape of a few bumps). I haven't had any other symptoms apart from this rash and pain in the neck (which I am presuming is my lymph node).

Could this be the onset of ARS?
georgiagail responded:
ARS is described as "flu like" symptoms (not a rash) that occurs two to six weeks after transmission.

If you remain concerned, the consider getting tested at the 90 day mark.

vegasgm replied to georgiagail's response:
Thanks I had read that but also that rash can be part of the ARS symptoms.
georgiagail replied to vegasgm's response:
Any rash connected with HIV is typically seen on the trunk and back, not on the face. It is typically described as a non-itchy type of rash.


Helpful Tips

Help asap
My daughter disclosed to me that she was exposed to HIV. She denies that he has been tested for HIV. He also is not high risk. She told me ... More
Was this Helpful?
0 of 0 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.