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Does HIV Cause Itchy Rash

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Red spotted itchy rash in arms trunk and painful itchy swollen feet

Dr. Keith Henry, MD, I have been with inflammation problem for over a year now. I take a isentress, ziagen, intelence, prezista, norvir and BP meds. My MD at Kaiser seems to think I have a side effect of one of these cocktail, but not sure which...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good to hear from you-as you note sorting out which drug is the main culprit possibly causing a rash can be difficult when on many meds (particularly if due to resistance you need to be on a complex HIV regimen). I strongly suggest seeing a... Read more »

Painful/itchy rash on anus with low CD4 count

I was just diagnosed with HIV three weeks ago, I had to go to the hospital for CPD. At the hospital... Read more »

itchy rash

hello siri want ask some questions regarding my exposure which is protected intercourse with a... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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Untreated HIV Associated With Less-"Elastic" Arteries, Raising Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds

The heart and coronary artery --> We know all too well that HIV causes bad things to happen in your body. But lately, we've seen increasing evidence that it particularly affects your heart. A new study published in the September 2009 issue of... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Exhausted B Cells Hamper Immune Response to HIV

What Recent studies have shown that HIV causes a vigorous and prolonged immune response that eventually leads to the exhaustion of key immune system cells -- CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells -- that target HIV. These tired cells become less and less able to... Read more »
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Rash non itchy for over a year

Posted by TheSorrow, 1 Reply
In march of last year I had a condom break during sex, needless to say about 3 months went by and a rash appeared on my arm but went away and moved to my chest, it's had flat redish/brown "spots" that never went away... Read more »

Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 5 Replies
I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was at a... Read more »

Can rashes cause me to be infected?

Posted by johndx, 1 Reply
Hi all, days ago, I had protected sex with a prostitute. Earlier, I had a patch of red and itchy rashes just near my pubic hair and at the part of lower body where it connects my body with penis. Sometimes it turns very red and looks like minor... Read more »

itchy vagina? vaginal candidiasis

Posted by wishingforacure, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ and recently my vagina has been itchy. Usually before I get my period. I don't have any STI's. The doctor said this may happen more often since I am HIV+. Is anyone experiencing this? Is there any way to get rid of it or make it better?... Read more »