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bumps on face

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

is hard bumps on face relaed to hiv in any way ? i am scared... Read more »

Itchy bumps on face--On Isentress,Prezista,Norvir

Posted by llee, 2 Replies
Hi all,

my doctor put me on a combo of Isentress,Prezista,Norvir in June. Soon after I started I got itchy bumps all over my face, and also on my neck and upper chest and upper arms. According to the doctor it's because of Immune Reconstitution... Read more »

Bumpity BUMP BUMP....CDC window

Posted by Virgo, 3 Replies
I wanted to bump this up so the WW's who are new around here can take a looksey!!

Page 11, point #4


"A negative result usually means that the person is not infected... Read more »


Posted by notanonymous, 1 Reply
just wanted to point that out. since my 12 weeks negs on elisa and pcr i have stopped focusing so much on every little change or affliction in or on my body. do i still have "symptoms" and doubts? yes, but i am not focusing on it as much. some of... 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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Itchy Bumps on neck,face and Back.

Hello, I have been hiv+ since oct 1998 with no illnesses or treatment.This summer July 2001 I developed Itchy bumps on my back,face,neck.It was driving me crazy.If scratched thet get bloody and get scabs and look like welts.Found out my cd4 had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Red itchy bumps can be a real nuisance and challenge. The two conditions you mentioned are common in this setting. It is often worthwhile to seek the help of an HIV knowledgeable dermatologist to sort out the proper diagnosis and treatment... Read more »

Red,Itchy bumps on face, neck and chest

I've been taking Truvada+Reyataz+Norvir for 3 weeks and now I developed red, itchy bumps on the face, neck and chest areas. They really bothered me so much. I called my doctor and he told me to stop taking Reyataz+Norvir but I am still taking...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would call your doctor and ask to be seen-you may be having a flare of eosinophilic folliculitis or seborrhea which can occur when starting effective HIV meds (part of immune reconstitution) or some other condition. Truvada alone is not... Read more »

Itchy bumps on face

I've been poz for 18 years and heavily treated for the past 13 years. I've read almost all of the questions others had about itchy skin, but haven't been able to fully identify with them. The bumps that appear on my face start out as...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Wow-in my experience some HIV+ patients seem to have a hyper-reactive immune system when it comes to skin irritations (? related to high antibodies levels seen in most patients). Working with an HIV experienced and interested dermatologist is... Read more »

itchy red bumps on neck/face currently on sustiva and truvada

i have itchy red bumps on my face and neck and maybe one or two on my back, i am on sustiva truvada and zithromax my doc says it's normal but he also told me to use selsun blue and that was a horrible suggestion, is this reaction normal or is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Localized rash like you describe could be due to a drug reaction but more often is due to some other problem like eosinophilic folliculitis, immune reconstitution reactions, and others. Selsun Blue sometimes helps decrease the problem actually if... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Las Vegas: Conference Looks at Changing Face of HIV

"Look at this face, this old, wrinkly, jowled face," said 67-year-old, Jane Fowler, smiling broadly. "This is another face of HIV." Fowler's story belies the common impression most people have about HIV/AIDS. She was not an IV drug user and had... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Face of HIV Is the Human Face

This Saturday, LOGO TV will air "Positive Youth," a documentary that looks at HIV/AIDS through the experiences of four young people in four US localities. The individuals -- a woman, 18, in a poor farm town; a man, 25, in a major city; an African... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Vaccine Trial Volunteers May Face Social Blow

A new study finds that many participants in experimental HIV vaccine trials report negative social impacts due to their involvement. Dr. Jonathan Fuchs of the San Francisco Department of Public Health and colleagues studied 5,417 mostly male... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Mirror Has Two Faces: A Personal Account of Using Facial Filler for Lipoatrophy

Face on: Berry before his initial treatment (top), and three months after the sixth and last session (bottom). Ever since it first began appearing with some regularity in people with HIV in the mid 1990s, lipoatrophy has earned its well... Read more »