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Flaky Skin After Drinking After Someone Worried I Have HIV

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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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Posted by darien, 1 Reply
About three weeks ago I hooked up with this guy. We both went down on each other and kissed a lot. He got really rough with my nipples using his teeth. The next few days they were a little scabby. I then find out that the guy has HIV. He says that... Read more »

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Posted by walter707, 1 Reply
Hello
I have got two questions regarding the rash I got at my back and red bump i got yesterday on my groin.

For acute hiv rash,doesthe rash come in group or single spots scattered. Becoz i had a rash 3 weeks after neglible exposure and it is still... Read more »

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

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
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