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Acne and hiv

I have always had some acne on my back, however over the past few months it has been really bad on my back and upper arms. I tested elisa negative for hiv after 8 weeks of possible exposure, and dna pcr negative for hiv at 8 weeks as well. I cant...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Acne is quite frequent in HIV patients and can occur both early and late in the course of infection. It is more common in late infection. Read more »

Red cheeks/acne; could this be HIV?

Hello Dr. Dezube: I had a low risk encounter 5 months ago. Was tested at 2 1/2 weeks, it was... Read more »

hiv meds and acne

dear doctor, i've been hiv pos since 2002 and hcv pos since 2004. in april 2008 i started hiv... Read more »
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...or scooped out surgically. This treatment can be painful and can leave scars. They can be treated with drugs used to treat acne such as tretinoin (Retin-A) or isotretinoin (Accutane). This is a newer approach. These drugs reduce the amount of... Read more »
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ACNE BLOOD HIV TESTING OKAY?

Posted by WorriedinVegas
...I recently sent in a blood sample for hiv-1 testing to HOME ACCESS. I got the blood for the sample from a scabbed acne, which I picked. It was more than enough blood to fill up the circle, but I have had the acne for a long time, before my... Read more »

ACNE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Ive read on thebody acne is found in HIV+ people. But is is associated with ARS? Read more »

folliculitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I KNOW symptoms do not equal hiv, and I KNOW I need to see a doc for symptoms, but I have to wait until I get paid. I have a red bump on my leg a little smaller Read more »

Acne on butt the same?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I tested negative but im confused i had all symptoms and acnes that doctors call folliculitis on my ass. it started 8 weeks after exposure and remains 1 year later it looks like large pimples Read more »