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Does HIV Cause Blisters

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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 keep seeping. Is this a side effect of what he has and she we be concerned. Could you please email me the answer as I am afraid that I won't...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Infections like that are a concern and could be caused by bacteria including some that are resistant to some standard antibiotics. Careful handwashing is important when coming into contact with lesions of that nature. He should be evaluated by his... Read more »

Blisters

I am HIV positive. Can HIV cause blisters, I have blisters that look like insect bites, they itch... Read more »

survival ,blisters and window period

respected sirblood from pimples or blisters contain hiv??hiv survival outside of body??while eatin... Read more »
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Trouble with Blisters on Inner Groin

Posted by beatofmyheart, 4 Replies
Diagnosed with HIV back in early 2011.

Since early August this year I've been having off and on appearances of weird single pimple like bumps on my inner groin area. They were exclusively on the right side at first, and then as of the past 2 weeks... Read more »

blister scar

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey there, I wanted to try and make a conclusion about my incident that many of u are familiar with already. Please try to comprehend and help me in this situation, as it has been reeally stressing and depressing for me. My main worry was not the... Read more »

Blisters

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are Blisters and Canker sores a symptom of HIV with in the 4 week of exposure or can they occur through out ? Im getting a small canker sore again i had one 3 days ago and they are my first two canker sores in years lol so im jw if they are a... Read more »

mouth blisters and ars

Posted by Anonymous
first off, this forum is really informative and a great place. i've posted several questions and having a hard time getting through to my six months test. i tested at 4 weeks and at 8 weeks and both were negative(elisa test). at 3 weeks i had some... Read more »