Q. Do having rashes on the body after having unprotected intercourse with a stranger suggest an HIV infection?

Answered by
Dr. Shah Sushma Kant
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 12, 2023

Hello doctor,

I had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a stranger four months ago. After four weeks, I observed rashes on my back on both sides and intense itching that persists till now. After ten weeks, I got tested for HIV PCR RNA test, and the result was undetected. After four months, I did the HIV fourth-generation test, and the result came as 0.18 non-reactive. I am 100 % sure I am HIV-negative, but scared because of my symptoms. Are there any more tests or screenings I need to do to confirm if I have any sexually transmitted diseases?

Please give me an answer.



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I have read your query and seen the attached pictures (the attachment is removed to protect the patient's identity).

The rashes look like bruises in most places. The fourth-generation test is authentic and 99.9 % correct. Which means you are HIV-negative.

For the skin lesions, I suggest you take the following medications -

  1. Apply Betnovate (steroids) and Lacto calamine (kaolin, Propylene Glycol, and glycerin) lotion in equal quantities after bath, two to three times daily for 15-20 days.
  2. Take tablet Montuk (Levocetirizine and Montelukast) 10 mg once at night for 10-15 days.
  3. Take tablet Fluconazole (antifungal) 150 mg once daily for three to five days.
  4. Drink plenty of fluids like coconut water and fruit juices.

Also, I suggest you also consult a dermatologist for your condition.

I hope this helped you out.

Thanks and regards.

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