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Can You Get Hiv From Pimple

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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 has happened...
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 Read more »

pimples and hiv

A few minutes after mastubating herself, my girlfriend began popping some zits on my back. Can HIV... Read more »

Acne and facial rash

I am female and started taking Truvada and Efavirenz six weeks ago after being diagnosed with HIV... Read more »
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Pimples and Advanced HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...for over 3 years. I have researched the disease, but have been unable to find much on puss and HIV. I know it is bad to pick pimples, (and i cant believe I am writing this, for it sounds grosser than I make it out to be)but does the virus live... Read more »

Penis Pimples

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...if it is possible to have a boil on your penis from to much friction ? ( masterbation) and does this sound like a symptom for HIV ? Read more »

Transmission Risk?

Posted by grcboy77, 1 Reply
...rubbed a girl of unknown HIV status through her jeans. It felt a little damp. About 5 minutes later I thoughtlessly picked a pimple which bled. What is my HIV risk? Read more »

Early Skin Changes

Posted by Anonymous
...i was wondering, if there are any early skin changes once your infected with HIV, (pimples, dark spots)...and i was also wondering if there's any mild weight loss in early HIV stage....(3-12months)... i'm freaking out Read more »