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Acne Drugs And Hiv

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Acne...is it true that acne is common in HIV+ers??

Dear Dr Dezube, in one of your reply, you've mentioned that acne and pimples are common in HIV+ers. Is this true? Does that means that HIV+ers are prone to develop acnes? After sudden burst of swollen lymph nodes, I'm now experiencing a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It is indeed true that HIV'ers are more prone to develop acne. Many of my HIV+ patients, who haven't had acne since they were teenagers, are now coping with it. Fortunately there are MANY good treatments for acne. I personally prescribe... Read more »

Terrible Acne

I am hiv+ and on treatment (combivir & virummune)I have terrible acne which I grew up with I am... Read more »

Pimples, acne blemishes or what

Dr. Bruce Dezube I have been HIV+ that I know of for eight years. Within the past year and a half I... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Important Drug Interactions Between Victrelis (Boceprevir) and Ritonavir-Boosted Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Protease Inhibitor Drugs

Safety Announcement Facts About Victrelis (Boceprevir) and HIV Protease Inhibitors Victrelis is a hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitor used with the medicines peginterferon alfa and ribavirin to treat chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis C... Read more »
Body Positive

Growing Up Positive

Of all life's passages, adolescence may very well be the most difficult. The physical changes alone are overwhelming -- menstruation, inopportuneerections, zits. Body image suddenly becomes important, and everyone wants toappear grown up and... Read more »
PWA Health Group

Methadone Interactions With Anti-HIV Drugs, Medications for Opportunistic Infections and Psychiatric Drugs

Because many medications for HIV and for the prevention of opportunistic infections are broken down by the same liver enzymes that metabolize (break down) methadone, these drugs may cause changes in the way you respond to your methadone dose. Some... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Studying Drug-Resistant HIV in Los Angeles County

Opponents of early drug treatment for HIV infection argue that it may lead to more resistant strains of HIV. Researchers investigated how many new cases of drug-resistant HIV could result in Los Angeles County if testing and rapid treatment of HIV... Read more »
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Acne or Herpes strain?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I believe I contracted something from a risky exposure several months ago and now I'm worried I might have passed it on to my girlfriend. I've tested negative for HIV after 6 months. So Im not worried about that. However, I noticed my girlfriend is... Read more »

Acne and HIV connection

Posted by alondonlad, 1 Reply
I had suffered from fairly bad acne for over 2 years now. In September I started having a laser treatment to try and solve the problem. I finished my cycle of treatment in December. I have also been on medication for over a year however all these... Read more »

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 possible... Read more »

ACNE

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

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