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Folliculitis And Hiv

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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 not...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...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 having folliculitis is not a clue to a diagnosis of HIV... 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... Read more »
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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 »

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 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?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I KNOW symptoms do not equal hiv, and I KNOW I need to see a doc for symptoms, but I have to wait until I get paid. I have a red bump on my leg a little smaller Read more »