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Dry skin and HIV?!??

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Was just diagnosised. But am taking things with a positive outlook. Just wondered... female, 26 my skin has gotten SOOOOO dry and itchy, also have dandruff never has been this bad before. Summer heat, or something more? I haven't started any meds... Read more »

Dry itchy skin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey guys, Ive been a lot of people worried about there symptoms and they include dry itchy skin. Is this a symptom of HIV? Does it happen early or later on? I dont remember this being a symptom. reason asking is ive had very dry itchy skin the last... Read more »

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 »

Dry Humping that wasn't so dry...

Posted by Sharpie, 1 Reply
Hi,

The other day I was with a guy and he was grinding himself against my anus. He was leaking a lot of precum and he tried to insert himself (no condom) a few times. He never actually inserted himself but he was poking quite hard. Risk or no?

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HIV from oral sex when u have dry lips (Accutane)?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Im currently on Accutane (very strong acne medication) and ive been on it for about 4 months. Ever since I started using it my lips have been very dry and i sometimes even have herpes 1 breakouts on my lips because of accutane (thus my lips get... Read more »
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Dry skin

Is excessive dry skin hiv associated? What should one look for? Female, treatment naive. CD4 count is 265 and viral load is 10.700...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Many common skin problems, including dry skin, seem to happen more frequently in HIV+s. You should use a non-drying soap, such as Tone or Dove exclusively. I have found Eucerin cream (a very dense cream that comes in a plastic tub) to be very... Read more »

Flaky dry skin - JB

My back is very flaky and dry-does that point to hiv?...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Dry and flaky skin is very common among all people, especially in the wintertime. If you don't know your HIV status and think you may be at risk, get tested!John A. Bartlett, M.D.... Read more »

Really dry skin problem

Dr. Henry, Some time ago when first diagnosed HIV+ I had a small dry patch of skin on top of my big toe. Since that time (18 years ago) the dryness has gotten really bad on top of most of my toes. I have this thick scaly skine. A dermatologist...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That is tough without seeing it or knowing more details including what has not worked in the past. Dryness and thickening of skin can be seen in HIV infection and can be aggravated by some HIV drugs. A skin scraping/biopsy and full evaluation is a... Read more »

Dry Skin and AIDS

I am a 37yr old woman, and I have AIDS. Lately, the past 3 months, I have had extremely dry and flaking skin on my face. Not only is it unattractive, it actually burns when I wash my face. Is this due to AIDS or am I just all of a sudden stricken...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Susan, dry skin is very common among persons with AIDS. Are you taking any medications? Some meds can do this, and then dry skin also seems to accompany HIV itself. The winter is a particularly difficult time because the humidity goes down, and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anal and Dry Sex in Commercial Sex Work, and Relation to Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV in Meru, Kenya

The aim of the current study was to examine the practice of anal and dry sex within a cohort of female sex workers (FSWs) in Meru, Kenya. A survey was conducted among FSWs: 147 participants were randomly sampled from an existing cohort of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Cut, Blow Dry and AIDS Advice That Could Save Your

A salon-based HIV prevention program that beauty giant L'Oreal created in South Africa is now being introduced internationally. With 30,000 staffers training some 400,000 hairdressers around the world each year, the company recognizes the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Nonprofit's Nightclub Faces Closure; AIDS Fund Dries Up After Patrons Barred from Bringing Alcohol

It may be the last call for alcohol at a popular after-hours nightclub -- and the AIDS agency that it funds -- following a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission raid. Since getting caught in TABC's crosshairs July 20, the AIDS Housing Coalition... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: NGOs Cutting Back or Closing Down as Donor Funds Dry Up

The global economic downturn has shrunk funding for many non-governmental organizations that assist HIV-positive persons and other disadvantaged populations, even as demand for the NGOs' services is spiking. "We've had a 20 percent decrease in... Read more »