|Is sun tanning dangerous?
May 17, 2009
I recently saw my dermatologist (who is as white as Morticia Adams) and although I have not had much recent sun exposure, she admonished me for getting any sun, stating that it was "unwise and dangerous for someone with my condition". I use sunscreen, work to avoid any burn and only get slight tans a few times a year when on vacation - the usual reasonable precautions anyone should take. I don't want to go to the beach dressed like Katharine Hepburn in "Rooster Cogburn" if I can avoid it.
Is my dematologist over-reacting?
| Response from Mr. Vergel
I say she is right, but to a point. We need some sun exposure to have our bodies make Vitamin D, a vitamin key for bone health and other important functions. 20-30 minutes a day is good. Over exposure of sun will make you age faster and increase your chances for skin cancer, specially if you are a fair skinned person. We really do not have any data that show that we have a higher incidence of skin cancer than HIV negatives, though.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- What Is The Risk Of Getting HIV From Kissing Stripper?
- Are Black Spots An Early Sign Of HIV?
- Burning Penis Could I Have Acute HIV Infection
- Can You Contract AIDS From Blowjob From A Prostitute?
- Dark Bumps After Fingering Stripper Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Diarrhea After Insertive Anal Sex With Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.