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Can I Get Hiv From Dry Skin

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Dry Skin and AIDS

I am a 37yr old woman, and I have AIDS. Lately, the past 3 months, I have had extremely dry and flaking skin on my face. Not only is it unattractive, it actually burns when I wash my face. Is this due to AIDS or am I just all of a sudden stricken...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...Susan, dry skin is very common among persons with AIDS. Are you taking any medications? Some meds can do this, and then dry skin also seems Read more »

scaly skin

I am HIV positive and not on meds. I have notice my legs are extremely scaly and the skins around... Read more »

Dry skin

Is excessive dry skin hiv associated? What should one look for? Female, treatment naive. CD4... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

...molluscum. Drug Interaction Problems The acne drugs tretinoin (Retin-A) and isotretinoin (Accutane) tend to dry out the skin. Dry skin is also a side effect of the protease inhibitor indinavir (Crixivan) and some other antiretroviral... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...Coenzyme Q 10 may help with immune function. Essential fatty acids found in evening primrose oil or flaxseed oil can help with dry skin and scalp. N-Acetyl-Cysteine , an antioxidant, can help maintain body levels of glutathione. Glutathione... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Side Effects

...rare cases they indicate a serious reaction.Talk to your health care provider if you have a rash. Other skin problems include dry skin or hair loss. Moisturizers help some skin problems. Neuropathy ( Fact Sheet 555 ) is a painful condition... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Crixivan

...skin color, dry mouth/sore throat, taste changes, painful urination, indigestion, joint pain, hives, and liver toxicity. Itchy/dry skin, ingrown toe nails, and hair loss are unique to Crixivan. Kidney stones, which may lead to more serious... Read more »
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Dry skin and HIV?!??

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Was just diagnosised. But am taking things with a positive outlook. Just wondered... female, 26 my skin has gotten SOOOOO dry and itchy, also have dandruff never has been this bad before. Summer heat, or something more? I haven't started any meds... Read more »

Skin problems

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What is the story about dry skin and hiv? the symptoms include eczema? does everyone that has hiv have bad skin? I have heard that hiv positive individuals develop 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 »

Dry Humping that wasn't so dry...

Posted by Sharpie, 1 Reply
Hi, The other day I was with a guy and he was grinding himself against my anus. He was leaking a lot of precum and he tried to insert himself (no condom) a few times. He never actually inserted himself but he was poking quite hard. Risk or no? ... Read more »