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Does Hiv Cause Sensitive Skin

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Skin sensitivity

I was recently diagnosed with Diabetes Type II and I have been HIV+ for several years. My doctor gave me DDC, DDI, IDV and RTV. I developed severe neuropathy and a very painful overall skin sensitivity. I stopped all of my meds and I am currently...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
The skin sensitivity can be from a number of causes, but the most likely causes are either a residual effect of the neuropathy you developed due to concomitant ddC and ddI treatment or HIV itself. Over the years I have patients with symptoms similar... Read more »

dry and heat sensitive skin

I have been on HAART for a little over a year now. Currently I am on epiver, ziagen, and viread.... Read more »

Sun sensitivity and multiple skin problems

I have been taking Crixivan, Epivir, Zerit, and Famvir for over a year. Since then I have had... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Drug-Treatment Services Need Programs for LGBT Community; Officials Worried About Drug Use in Spread of HIV

Chicago's drug-treatment services need additional programs, as well as cultural-sensitivity training, to better combat substance use problems within the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, according to a city Department of... 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 »
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 »
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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 »

HIV Skin Symptoms (Pics) Please Read

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
Hello
I have some serious questions since Ive been very concerned lately, quite honestly the last year or so. I have not been tested and understand I should be tested. I would just prefer for someone's Professional advice. Sorry for the long read.

I... Read more »