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Does HIV Cause Flaky Skin

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flaky skin

i have HIV and recently my face and scalp have become so dry and flaky. i am presently taking Lamzid and feverenz as my medication. is there a connection to my being HIV positive and what can i do to releave the dryness and itchines.tammy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Tammy,HIV disease is associated with a variety of dermatological problems. Luckily most of them can be kept in reasonably good control with appropriate medications. Your dryness and itchiness may be related to seborrhea, eczema or a number of... Read more »

Flaky dry skin - JB

My back is very flaky and dry-does that point to hiv?... Read more »

Itchy, Flaky skin on face

I have been on Reyataz, Norvir, Selzentry, Epzicom,and Dapsone for about 18 months now...I... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Caused by Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Introduction The Microbiology and Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections The Epidemiology of MRSA SSTI in the HIV Positive Population Types of SSTI that can be Caused by MRSA Treatment of MRSA SSTI in the HIV Positive Patient Prevention... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Skin Problems

Many people get a rash when they start taking antiretrovirals. Rashes can be caused by the following drugs: non-nucleoside analogues -- nevirapine (Viramune), delavirdine (Rescriptor) and efavirenz (Sustiva) the nucleoside analogue abacavir (alone... Read more »
Search for a Cure

Fixing the Body: An Immune-Based Approach to HIV

1. It's the Virus, Stupid By now most people know HIV causes AIDS. But this is actually inaccurate. To understand why this is inaccurate helps explain why there are two different ways scientists are trying to figure out how to treat AIDS. 2.... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

TB Diagnostics: A Crisis for People Living With HIV/AIDS Worldwide

Globally, TB is the most common infection and a leading cause of death among people living with HIV. Despite being curable, TB accounts for two million deaths each year. Thirteen percent of deaths among HIV-positive people are TB-related, and some... Read more »
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Dry, Flakey skin

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello. I had a quick question about dry/flakey skin. I have recently noticed it on and around my eyebrows as well around my nose. I have read the medical term is seborrheic dermatitis although I haven't been to a doctor. I am concerned because I... Read more »

What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello.
I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore a condom, but after ejaculation I noticed that... Read more »

Skin infections and HIV?

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
I have had a boil on my left leg (upper inner thigh) for more than a week. As far as my viral load goes, I am undetectable, but how common are skin infections in people with HIV?
Should I be seen by a doctor? Any replies will be appreciated. Read more »