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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.


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