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dandruff a symptom?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried over a possible but unlikely and low risk exposure. It has been 9 months since the exposure and reading the posts on this board and those on the 'women' board, I am worried and startng to question if severe dandruff is any... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can eating food that had some dandruff from a HIV positive person cause HIV infection. I am really worried that something that I ate may have been contaminated by such. I know it sounds funny but I am really concerned. Please help if possible.

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Since the beginning of the year I have been having a problem with dandruff. I was diagnosised, about 3 months ago, have not started any meds yet. Just wondered if anyone else had a problem with this too and what might have worked for you. I tried... Read more »

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 »

Do HIV positive people have these symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, are dry skin / dandruff, and sweating symptoms of HIV. Over the past year I have noticed both excessive dandruff and sweating. I also have dry skin on my face and the skin on my cheeks flakes off on occasion. I dont really have night sweats,... Read more »
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Nancy,This is a weird one but I hope you can answer it for me. Can eating food contaminated with an infected person's dandruff cause HIV infection? Is it even remotely possible?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Please re-send this question to the transmission section of the website. It really isn't a workplace question, which is where we need to invest our time. Thanks.... Read more »

Dandruff - - more like snowfall!

I have severe dandruff from my scalp and goatee. I wash daily, moisturize, use conditioner, use dandruff shampoo - everything I can thing of. Nothing works. It's a literal snowfall every day. It's quite embarrassing. My VL = 300,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Seborrhea of scalp is common cause of dandruff and is common in general population and even more so in HIV+ persons. Use of an anti-seborrhea shampoo containing selenium or a 2% ketoconazole shampoo on a consistent basis often will be helpful. I... Read more »

Scalp problems

Is prevalence of lots of dandruff on the sculp any sign of HIV infection? Is having lots of dandruff on the sculp any sign of an opportunisitc infection?Or does it constitiute as part of ARS?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Relax! Dandruff is dandruff. Dandruff is not HIV or AIDS.... Read more »

Please answer this time

I asked a question a week or so ago and no answer. It is puzzling why you choose questions like "I shook hands with a nun and now I have dandruff. Could I be infected?", but didn't answer mine. Anyway, I will try one more time. I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Mark,Unprotected sex (gay or straight) does carry some degree of risk for HIV transmission, no matter what the guy (or gal) says about his (or her) status. An ELISA test 3 months after a potential exposure is recommended. That said, what do I... Read more »

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