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Rash in the scalp

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Has anyoone ever had rash in the scalp or heard of it as a symptom of HIV infection?

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Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
Hi all. I had a few questions. When someone experiences early symptoms of HIV, do they all come at once? Or can they come seperately. I have had diarrhea for more than a month now, then I started having testicular pain, my neck hurts when I move it... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I don't have any family history of HIV or AIDS but just in case I happen to get Aids in the future, is it painful? and how do you die?

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can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
I am a 25 year male from India.In my country no one gives a proper advise about HIV/AIDS.People feel shy to talk about sex.Thats the reason I am writing to you.Doctor I had sex with a sex worker with double condom 1 month back. The condom... Read more »

have you heard....? to aids2hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
of someone getting infected with hiv and and within a few month begin experiencing symptoms such as painful swollen nodes, and fatigue? i was just wondering because you responded to my previous post about later stage of aids, i didnt mean that i... Read more »
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Scalp problems

Is prevalence of lots of dandruff on the sculp any sign of HIV infection? Is having lots of dandruff on the sculp any sign of an opportunisitc infection?Or does it constitiute as part of ARS?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Relax! Dandruff is dandruff. Dandruff is not HIV or AIDS.... Read more »

Sores/scabs on scalp

I have been HIV+ for about 10 years and for almost all of that time I have had small scabs and/or sores on my scalp. My T-cells are 1,100 and my viral load is under 1,000. My dermatologist and my PCP do not know what is causing them. Can you help me...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Very difficult to diagnose a skin/scalp disorder that has eluded your HIV specialist or dermatologist. Seborrheic dermatitis is very common is HIV + patients (dandruff like at times in the scalp) so a wide range of topical treatments (from regular... Read more »

Red sore on scalp

HIV + male 8yrs reyataz epscom cocktail no viral load and 900 tcells. Have a red sore on my scalp and do not know if this is a sign of kc or some other serious concern. Not itchy but sore to touch. I have been getting barber hair cuts with electric...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Kaposi's sarcoma unlikey but possible in HIV+ person doing well on ART with CD4 cells > 500. Scalp problems are common in general and more common in HIV+ persons and can include conditions like seborrhea or UV light related skin cancers. I... Read more »

Hair and scalp

Hi Dr. Bob:I was diagnosed in 2005 waking up deathly ill, almost died.I didn't know I had the virus, and I was numb. However, the year before I went to my family doctor with a problem.I had an irritating itch on my scalp that wouldn't go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Iris,Situations like yours -- late-stage HIV diagnosis -- remain far too common. We need to educate the general public that HIV remains a threat to all those who are sexually active and those who share needles for injection use. One out of... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Awareness Videos From Around the World

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medical Marijuana Might Reduce Nerve Pain Among People Living With HIV/AIDS, Study Says

Medical marijuana might reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy, a type of nerve damage, among people living with HIV/AIDS, according to a study published in the Feb. 13 issue of the journal Neurology , the Washington Post reports (Weiss, ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Report on HIV/AIDS Drug Access Shows "Encouraging, Painfully Slow Progress," Editorial Says

A recent report released by UNAIDS , UNICEF and the World Health Organization on antiretroviral drug access "reported encouraging but painfully slow progress in 2007, the good news tempered by grave challenges," an Akron Beacon Journal ... Read more »

"What a Pain" Gives Practical Pointers for Addressing HIV Chronic Pain in Clinical Settings

Sixty percent of HIV-infected patients have chronic pain, which remains under- or untreated in the vast majority of such patients (80%), according to R. Douglas Bruce, M.D., M.A., M.Sc. In the recent webinar "What a Pain: Addressing HIV Chronic Pain... Read more »