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Hiv Face Lesions

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AIDS InfoNet


...psychological problems. How Does Molluscum Spread? Molluscum can be spread by direct skin contact. It often spreads through sexual activity. Molluscum can infect any part of the skin, but it is especially common on the face or in the groin and pubic areas. It can be spread from existing lesions to other parts of the body or to other people. It can also be spread by objects (or clothing) that came in contact with a lesion. Men with HIV...
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Will my Kaposi Sarcoma lesions go away after treatment?

Hello:I was diagnosed with KS approx 2 years ago. After that I underwent weekly chemotherapy for 1.5 years and then electron radiation daily for 10 sessions. Although, the CT Scan now shows the KS has receeded, the dark black marks are still all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of many new, tiny blood vessels. This process is called angiogenesis. KS on the skin is not life threatening; however, if the lesions are extensive, they can be disfiguring and make walking difficult if the feet and legs are involved. KS can... Read more »

leasions On the face

I have someone very important to me that i think is into a heavy drug, because on her face she has these lesions that she says are itchy and, why i thnk that is is drug related because her partner has the same lesions on him, i want to find out what...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...status, and which antiretroviral medications are eing taken are crucial to be able to comment on possible causes of the skin lesions. Read more »

rash on face

I was diagnosed in 2003, and have had sucess with the meds ive been on, but suddenly deveoped a rash on my face. I take Atripla, any suggestions?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Many conditions can cause facial rash in HIV+ pxs including common ones like seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, and roscea. Certain rashes (such as blistering Read more »

hiv and hpv skin lesions

i wld like to know if there is any link between the warts my grandson has and hiv infection of his mom and dad. our daughter (his mom) died from aids related complications, and i've noticed our grandson has warts almost constantly and even has one...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Warts (HPV infection) is another sexually transmitted disease that can be transmitted to a newborn during birth, just like HIV and herpes can. I suspect that this is what happened to your grandson. It is not connected to the HIV meds your... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) (lesions) that look red or purple on white skin, and bluish, brownish or black on dark skin. Lesions often occur on the face, arms and legs. KS on the skin is not life threatening. However, KS lesions on the feet and legs can make it... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Cidofovir Reported Useful for Mollusca Lesions in Kids

...MCV ( molluscum contagiosum virus) can cause disfiguring lesions on the face, neck and genitals of people with HIV/AIDS. There is no therapy specifically licensed for the treatment of MCV lesions, but doctors Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...the dental dam or a condom that has been cut open. Then stretch the damor condom over the vagina or anus with the lubed side facing down. This givesyou a thin barrier between your mouth and the vagina or anus. (Some people useplastic food wrap as... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...test for whom is more likely to develop IRIS and more specific answers for knowing when it may happen. It's wise for those who face first line therapy to understand your risks, especially if your immune system is severely damaged. Reporting your... Read more »
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lesiones cutaneas

Posted by tronco2
...alguien me puede decir de que manera se presentan las lesiones cutaneas? gracias. Read more »

How long does ARS rash last?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm just wondering for those who have experienced ARS, how long did the rash last? I had a rash for over 4 weeks. Also for those who experienced ARS, was your fever high grade or low grade? my risk factor was oral sex no ejaculation. Read more »

testing again

Posted by GPPG, 3 Replies 4 th month. periodontal gum diseases, bleeding. Sebhorric Dermititis on forehead, scalp continuing. Folliculitis, Acne on face. Other dermatological manifestations.Easily bruising. Sore throats, on and off. Diagnostic Tests HIV 1 & 2... Read more »

Mouth Cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have white lessions on the sides of m tongue. They do not scrape off and they burn. My blood counts are in the range of ohl but it is said that ohl does not hurt. Has anyone had this experience? If so, what was it? Read more »