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Folliculitis And Hiv

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Folliculitis, with HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had folliculitis breakout on my chest and has remained for 3 months, is this consistent with HIV. I have a neg- result 10 weeks post exposure. I have had 3 colds, with sore throat and headaches as well. Read more »

Is folliculitis a sign of early HIV? Im 8 weeks into my exposure.

Posted by treeoflife1, 1 Reply
Had a negative 7 week oraquick test, i have 2 infected hair follicles on my arms....

Also would anyone know if getting my wisdom teeth taken out would delay my time for seroconversion? Read more »

Folliculitis & HIV +

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies


Is it common for people who HIV+ that have folliculitis to have more severe breakouts and would the breakouts tend to be further widespread in different areas of the body rather than isolated to one specific body part?

I would also like to know at... Read more »

folliculitis common for HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have developed severe folliculitis on my inner legs, and in my pubic hair. Is this worrisome for HIV? Can dry skin cause it? Read more »

folliculitis and bump in throat??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is folliculitis common in early HIV (2-3 months after infection?) i have several infected follicles that itch and burn on my stomach.... I've had swollen nodes for awhile now (felt by a doctor) and a sore throat for over a month, now with a bump... Read more »
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confused: is folliculitis a symptom of HIV?

Dear Dr.I have been reading your replys for quite sometime now. First off, thank you for takng the time to answer people's questions. I am confused. You say that folliculitis is not a symptom but often occurs in people with hiv. Would that...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
For something to be a symptom of a disease, it has to be specific or at least characteristic of that disease. Folliculitis is an extremely common skin problem, and occurs in both HIV+ and HIV- people, so it is not a "symptom" of HIV, and... Read more »

i have folliculitis does this indicate HIV?

Dear Doctor, I went to the doctor recently because of bumps the itched and hurt. I only had about 20 of them on my body. he said it was folliculitis. He gave me bactraban, and keflex to take. And also a shot of cortisone. I was curious...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Folliculitis is not a sign of HIV, although it is common among infected people. If you're worried about HIV, get an HIV test and practice safe sex.... Read more »

folliculitis and HIV + patient doing well

I am HIV+ and have been doing rather well with my atripla medication for the past two years. My CD4 count is 825 and my viral load is undetectable. I have been battling reoccuring instances of some type of folliculitis on my arms, stomach and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Folliculitis and other skin problems (very severe dry skin, seborrhea and others)are common in HIV+ patients (also seen in general population but appears more common in HIV+ persons). I recommend discussing with your HIV specialist-often I refer to... Read more »

Hiv transmission through scalp acne/folliculitis

Hi Shannon, I am a 30 over years old guy and only recently I realized that I have acne or folliculitis on my scalp. I normally goes to a hair salon where they wash and massage your hair before cutting them. When they wash, at times they will scratch...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV transmission does not occur in this manner. There has to be a prolong and direct exchange of body fluid. This through unprotected sex or sharing needles. Also keep in mind that HIV begins to die once it leaves the body is unable to infect. HIV... Read more »
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Study Examines Skin Disease Patterns Among HIV-Positive People

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