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Folliculitis As An Entry Point For Hiv

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Are micro-cuts on dry hands a point of entry?

I walked a homeless man to the hospital during a snowy night, and after 20 minutes or so of walking, and 15 minutes of having coffee, I gave him a handshake and a hug, and saw him off. It was then, however, that I realized that there was dried off...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

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Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question. And thank you for your assistance in guiding a stranger to seek medical attention.That being said, I'm much more concerned about the man that you helped and his medical needs than yours...What I'm trying to say is... Read more »

Folliculitis and possible treatment

Several months ago, my Dr diagnosed me with Folliculitis. I was given oral antibiotics which lasted... Read more »

Managing folliculitis

I read through the postings here (including one of my own) regarding the problem of folliculitis.... Read more »
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After the Entry Ban, Why Danger Persists for Immigrants Living With HIV in the U.S.

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Lifting the HIV Entry Ban: What It Means on the Ground

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Treatment Action Group

The HIV Entry Ban: What's Next?

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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 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 »

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 »