Oct 20, 2001
Just a simple question of whether itchy skin is a symtom of HIV infection?
I recently have itchy skin near under my armpits on the lats which on and off itchiness for 2 times.
Please reply as soon as possible because I am very anxious.
| Response from Ms. Breuer
You can drive yourself crazy trying to figure out whether symptoms are caused by HIV. If you are concerned about HIV, please get an HIV test. The symptoms are not a reliable way to diagnose this condition, because they can be so different in different people. Ask yourself instead: have I engaged in any of the risk behaviors for HIV? If the answer is yes, there's only one way to know: the HIV test. Go!
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