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Folliculitis & HIV +
      #41787 - 10/14/02 09:06 PM

Is it common for people who HIV+ that have folliculitis to have more severe breakouts and would the breakouts tend to be further widespread in different areas of the body rather than isolated to one specific body part?

I would also like to know at what stage of the HIV infection it is most frequent to see folliculitis in a HIV+ patient.

Thanks much

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Re: Folliculitis & HIV + new
      #41805 - 10/15/02 12:04 AM

If you really want to know go take a HIV test at the Free Clinic, you are still out of work aren’t you? You will have the results in a week and you will know for sure. You received good information last time you posted; ARS is not just a couple of things. Having a rash and a sore throat is not ARS. Go test and see you are negative.

The G-Man

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Re: Folliculitis & HIV + new
      #41842 - 10/15/02 04:29 AM


i'm not a dermo or a dr or an hiv expert - as maybe you have read from my prior posts but.... i am an esthetician - skin care specialist. i give facials, body treatments and medical facials. i am a skin care therapist.

i looked for sites that showed hiv rashed but believe it or not, i couldnt find them. has them but i couldnt load them on my screen. as for folliculitis (foll)here is some info (i posted it for you a few says ago and it is now a few pages back from page 0).....

Foll.- inflammation of hair follicle,several types include: mechanical foll. from persistant trauma, tight clothing and bacterial foll.

bacterial foll. includes foll-impetigo, a superficial form and sycosis barbae - deeply formed in the beared area of face.

usually eruption is abrupt.

lesions spread by trauma, scratching, shaving.

can be found on scalp, arms, legs, axillae and trunk.

dome shaped pustules w/small eryythematous halos arise in the center of the follicle.

in sycosis barbae, the inflammation is intense and deep and very tender.

cultures are not routinely necessary, stapghylococcus aureus is most common infecting organism.

potassium hydroxide examination of the hair and surrounding scaling is performed to exclude an infection by a dermatophyte.

foll. is responsive to antibiotic and hygenic measures.

there is so much info on both rashes and foll and an hiv do look different - GMAN-Bill is right go to a dermo - a dermo can tell the difference. also, go to barnes and nobel and look at books on skin disorders. pictures are clearer in books than on line - if you can find them.

I tell all of my clients to see a dermo if i see anything that looks rashy-scaly or odd.

foll and hiv rash can be anywhere on the body but that doesnt mean it is foll or hiv rash - i have seem prickly heat (millia rubia)look like foll. as well!
skin rashes tend to sound, spell and look nastier and scarier then they really are -
get thee to a dermo to calm your nerves and get your questions answered!

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