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Does Flaky Skin Mean I Have AIDS

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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

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A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

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What di these symptoms mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what are K.S. sores? are they the dark purple or brown marks on your skin that look like bruises and if they are what does if mean if you have several of these just appearing out of nowhere but you are not sure if you have the virus. can these... Read more »

Negative means Negative!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was a frequenter to this board almost two years ago. For all the worried well, please read this.
In Oct '99, I had a low risk exposure with a man who I found out two weeks later was poz.
About a week after my exposure, I noticed a small... Read more »

skin rashes

Posted by theman22, 2 Replies
i know that everyone says just because you have a rash doesnt mean you have hiv but i have had so many rashes in the past couple of months that its starting to worry me. they also seem like they never go away. i have all different rashes in all... Read more »

What is Unbroken Skin?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Experts say that HIV cannot pass through healthy, intact skin. How is that defined? IOW, if someone shaves, slightly "nicks" themselves and then two hours later (after bleeding has stopped) is exposed to potentially infectious fluid... is this... Read more »