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Hiv And Acne

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hiv meds and acne

dear doctor, i've been hiv pos since 2002 and hcv pos since 2004. in april 2008 i started hiv treatment with prezista truvada and norvir, and i must say i've never had big problems. over the last two months, though, i'm having trouble with acne on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Yes some patients experience experience a flare up of a variety of skin conditions including acne when starting effective HIV medications. I am not sure of the mechanism but may be partly related to immune reconstitution. Read more »

Acne and hiv

I have always had some acne on my back, however over the past few months it has been really bad on... Read more »

Acne...is it true that acne is common in HIV+ers??

Dear Dr Dezube, in one of your reply, you've mentioned that acne and pimples are common in HIV+ers.... Read more »
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...or scooped out surgically. This treatment can be painful and can leave scars. They can be treated with drugs used to treat acne such as tretinoin (Retin-A) or isotretinoin (Accutane). This is a newer approach. These drugs reduce the amount of... Read more »
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ACNE BLOOD HIV TESTING OKAY?

Posted by WorriedinVegas
...I recently sent in a blood sample for hiv-1 testing to HOME ACCESS. I got the blood for the sample from a scabbed acne, which I picked. It was more than enough blood to fill up the circle, but I have had the acne for a long time, before my... Read more »

ACNE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Ive read on thebody acne is found in HIV+ people. But is is associated with ARS? Read more »

ars

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Do you think that a sudden outbreak of acne can be considered a symptom of ars just like a rash? Extremely concerned. 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 »