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HIV causes rash? I had sex with a sex worker nearly 6 weeks

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HIV causes rash? I had sex with a sex worker nearly 6 weeks ago. It was safe sex (used a condom to my knowledge didn't break) but involved anal penetration (he penetrated me).
Yesterday I got an itchy rash on my arms and legs. Just small patches. At first I thought they were insect bites but they look more like an allergic rash. Is it possible this is HIV rash? I don't have any on my chest or face or hands. Just a few clusters on arms and legs. Does early stage HIV rash itch?
I am usually q sensitive to insect bites and react to any kind of bite or sting.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi. A photo would help but this doesn't sound anything like the rash associated with HIV which is not itchy and doesn't resemble insect bites.

Most likely it's a contact dermatitis--an allergic reaction

Let me know if you need more information please

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