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Are Hives Common With Hiv

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HIV plus Welts and hives

I have noticed recently welts on both forearms and I am HIV + and have been for 11 years. I am on Norvir, truvada and reyataz. Also just recently diagnosed with HPV and anal condyloma present. These welts seem to appear, grow to the size of a nickel...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The welts you describe sound most like an allergic reaction of some type. In general would be unusual to be due to your HIV meds or the HPV or HIV infection. Contact to chemicals or other exposures, insect bites, sun exposure, a reaction to some... Read more »

Hives every day--- symptom of initial infection?

Hi,I had an occupational exposure with hiv-unknown blood in early september, and finished a 28-day... Read more »

Bumps/Hives mainly on thighs

Is there some ingredient in foods or drink that cna cause these breakouts. Or is there something... Read more »
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Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS: More Common Than You Think -- This Month in HIV

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FDA Approves New HIV Blood Test That Screens Blood, Tissue Donations For Less Common Strains

FDA last week approved a new HIV test manufactured by a Roche subsidiary that screens for two less common forms of the virus in the U.S., in addition to the most common forms of HIV and hepatitis, the AP/ Miami Herald reports. The test is... Read more »
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Sweden Pushes Condom Use as Study Hints Risky Sex Common

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Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... Read more »

initial symptoms of hiv - most common symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I need some help from others with hiv. What was and when did it hit you the inital onset of strange symptoms. I know one said they felt whipped out with tired feeling. Was that immed. after sexual episode or acouple weeks later. Also, were... Read more »

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Yet more reason to be cautious about use of HAART and to work on liver health by not drinking alcohol, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight.

COMPLICATIONS OF HIV/HAART

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV-Infected Patients After... Read more »

folliculitis common for HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have developed severe folliculitis on my inner legs, and in my pubic hair. Is this worrisome for HIV? Can dry skin cause it? Read more »