Acute Hiv And Acne
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineYes-flare ups of acne can be seen in setting of starting effective HIV medications (? related partially to immune reconstitution/impromving CD4 counts). Monitoring for acne triggers (ie chocolate in some patients), topical use of over the counter... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolIt 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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello confused and Worried Singaporean,First off, you shouldn't pop your pimples. However, even if you did, you still have no significant risk. My advice still stands. You do not need an HIV test. Regarding HIV symptoms, they are variable and... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesHi all and thanks for reading!
I am a 31 y/o light skinned black female. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend (38 y/o) of 3 months a little over a month ago. At this time I also had my regular localized minor acne episode on my face and I picked... Read more »
Posted by alondonlad, 1 ReplyI 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 »
Posted by WorriedinVegasI 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyIve read on thebody acne is found in HIV+ people. But is is associated with ARS?
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