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skin conditions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have recently tested positive to hiv and also have a genetic disposition to keliod scaring... since reading alot of litreture on minor skin infections due to hiv... i am questioning if this scaring is due to the virus... has anyone else out there... Read more »

Skin condition

Posted by Anonymous
My skin feels as if it is sun burned. It does not itch but it is very annoyning. It is mainly on my legs but some times on feet and arms.

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Conditions which warrant testing beyond 6 Months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear all - in the Understanding Your Labs forum on the Body, Mark Holodniy under the 'Messages to the Worried Well' section has stated that there are 2 conditions which would prompt him to get further testing for his patients beyond 6 months. One is... Read more »

Conditional Reserve Status

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was not able to attain CRS in the Air Force but luckily was able to attain a Specified Period of Time Contract which is good for 3 years. Is this going to be the norm and at what point will they say "no more, you are out"? Read more »


Posted by blackdante
Does anyone else suffer from seborrhic dermatitis, exfoliative chelliitus,atopic eczema, folliticus, chronic dry skin, or any other skin issues since their diagnosis that they didnt have before???( I know you dont have to have HIV to have these... Read more »
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acute hiv and skin conditions

I am a man and had unprotected sex with a girl three weeks ago and am wondering if acute hiv has any effect on your skin. I have a very mild rash on my chest and pubic region, and my hands have been raw and peeling with small red spots which come...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
A rash is associated with acute HIV infection in as many as 50% of cases. The rash usually does not itch, is distributed over the upper trunk and limbs, and might involve the palms and soles. It usually resolves within 1 to 2 weeks.... Read more »

Skin Conditions

When you say that a person with HIV infection is more prone to skin infections, what type of skin infections are you referring to? What exactly is Scabies? What does it look and feel like and how is it transmitted? Thanks!...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Persons with damaged immune systems (including AIDS) are more likely to getskin problems, than the general population. Some of these skin problems aredue to: opportunistic infections (for example, Kaposi's... Read more »

sure to mis-spell skin condition

Greetings Doctor, I do practice ( Safer )safe sex. I am hiv- and get tested regularly. i am gay and exclusivly a top. during intercourse i always have a condom on. However, I have a condtion called ( mispeelling? ) "Lichen Planus "...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Actually you spelled "Lichen Planus" perfectly; however, you misspelled "misspeelling!"There are no data that I am aware of that directly answer your question or links the condition to increased HIV transmission risk.... Read more »

facial skin condition

I have a skin condition on my face only-I get small nodular shaped clear fluid filled bumps-they are in the beard area and above it-the clear fluid drains-then they bleed-and of course scar-I have been to many dermatologists-no one has identified...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is difficult over the internet to comment when dermatologists have already been consulted. You don't mention what your HIV status is and which HIV drugs you are on. KH... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vertex Hepatitis C Drug Incivek Gets "Black Box" Warning Over Possible Fatal Skin Condition

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring a black box warning on the Vertex Pharmaceuticals hepatitis C medication Incivek due to a potentially fatal skin rash. The FDA says that patients taking Incivek in combination with the medications... Read more »

Trend Toward Fewer AIDS-Defining Conditions Among Patients Receiving Raltegravir vs. Placebo

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of the study he presented at ICAAC/IDSA... Read more »
Southern Center for Human Rights

Report Reveals Disturbing Truth of Dangerous and Extremely Poor Conditions for HIV and AIDS Prisoners

Harvest, Ala. -- On Wednesday, Dr. Stephen Tabet, MD, MPH, an infectious disease specialist, released a detailed 125-page report addressing a large number of deaths and "substandard" medical care provided to HIV and AIDS infected male prisoners... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Facing HIV Is Easier With Skin Treatment

For some HIV patients, lipoatrophy, facial wasting associated with the disease and the medication prescribed for it, is a telltale sign of infection. The Food and Drug Administration in August 2004 approved Sculptra, an injectable form of... Read more »