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Are Boil-like Pimples On The Stomach A Sign Of Hiv

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HIV pos & breaking out with pimples on my back and stomach

I dont have problems with acne usually. I am breaking out with Painful pimples on my back and stomach. I am not taking any meds so it can't be side affects of treatment. My V/L is <5000, CD4 500 and I don't know what has caused it. It...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Many things can cause such a rash, including eczema, seborrhea, acne or other related conditions. One thing I also consider is a mild fungal skin infection. A combination steroid and antifungal cream may be a way to go here as a therapeutic trial,... Read more »

Do boils and blisters appear because of HIV

I have a son who has HIV/Aid and he has broken out with red spots that have turned into boils which... Read more »

Thanks from Bill (formerly Boil) in Romania

Dear Dr. Frascino,Thanks so much for kindly answering my questions and encouraging me to accept my... Read more »
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hiv through pimple while wiping self with towel?

Posted by dave313131, 1 Reply
Hi, I masturbated with another man and we ejaculated on our own stomachs. However, he cleaned himself with a towel and I used the same towel to clean myself as well. After, I had forgotten that I had a pimple on my stomach that I had popped three... Read more »

hiv infection through pimple??

Posted by Worrier82, 1 Reply
hi all i have a very i guess rare situation that happened to me and was hoping some of you can shed some light on it? so i was in bed with a guy and overnight he must of cut himself or something cause when he woke up he had a cut and now i can't... Read more »

Penis Pimples

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I posed this already: im 4-5 months negative and about a month ago i had a boil on my penis or atleast i thought it was but anyways i popped w.e it was and it hurt so much and it was at first glance those pearly penile papules but it got so much... Read more »

Question re: boils - meds or HIV related?

Posted by dj1979, 1 Reply
I have a problem. I have been HIV+ for about 2 1/2 years, started on meds in Jan. this year due to falling CD4 (down to 227). Have had to make a couple med changes, currently on Combivir and Kaletra.

About a month ago I got a boil (or abscess, or... Read more »