Oct 11, 2006
I am positive and have been on Meds (Kaletra, Bactrim and Epzicom) for about 6 months. My viral load is undectible and my CD4 count is 189. I follow my regimine very rigorously and have not missed any dosages. However, lately I have been getting these small, dry patches of tiny little bumps on my skin (mostly upper arms, shoulders and some on my lower back). They pretty much blend into my skin (I am African American--they are a little darker than my complexion). These don't itch for the most part, but I also have a grouping of reddish bumps on my right elbow that itch a lot. I scratch and sometimes break the skin. Some have dried up and turned dark, but new ones have been developing. I'm getting really concerned and don't what to think of this. Any help or insight into what is going on will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
| Response from Dr. Henry
Numerous frustrating skin conditons are seen in the general population as well as in HIV+ persons. Eosinophilc folliculitis is one common condition that may fit the description you provided. Seeing you HIV provider and/or a dermatologist may help pin down the diagnosis and suggest a treatment plan (sometime involves topical corticosteriods or anti-fungal shampoos/ointment or pills). KH
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