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Hiv Skin Diseases

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Skin Disease Patterns Among HIV-Positive People

A study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology examines patterns of skin disease among HIV-positive people, Reuters Health reports. Pedro Queiroz Zancanaro of the Universidade de Brasilia and... Read more »
TheBody.com

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS: More Common Than You Think -- This Month in HIV

Table of Contents Introduction Figuring Out Bone Disease Prevalence in the HIV-Positive Population Defining Low Bone Mineral Density Causes of Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis in HIV-Positive People Screening for Bone Disease Debate: DXA... Read more »
Project Inform

Getting Informed About HIV

What Is HIV Disease? Simply put, HIV disease is a disease of the immune system, although it can affect other parts of the body like the brain or kidneys. HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) causes disease because it gets into immune cells --... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Skin disease

I am on traetment for hiv. i have developed hives, and my body itches a lot especially my face and in between thr breasts as a result i have developed black spots as i constantly scratch myself. what can i do to stop the itching and getting the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you have just started HIV drugs then you could be having a reaction to one of the drugs or a immune reconstitution effect. Your HIV doctor needs to see your rash and then determine the cause and the best therapy (could be changing one of the... Read more »

Can a pet licking sweat or a cut from a HIV positve persons skin cause them to get sick or even HIV but in animal form whatever that may be? (CATS AND DOGS AND HIV, 2009)

Hello there. This may sound like a weird question but I have to ask because the only way to know is to ask, also someone else may be wondering the same thing. First of all I am currently on meds and undectable my question doesn't pertain to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually you are certainly not the only one wondering if Toto or Miss Kitty could be at risk. In fact we have an entire chapter in the archives of this forum devoted to animal HIV transmission. I'll reprint below some information from those... 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...
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 daughter... Read more »

hiv infection due to skin breaking

Hi Dr. i am so worried beacouse of situation here about hiv infection. i have itchy like(eczema like) problem on my leg region. i always itching and scratching on that region. due to scratching, there was cracks are developed.(there is a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The chance is very low. If the water was visibly bloody and was in contact with a fresh open wound then there could be some risk, IF your friend was infected with HIV. So the risk is theoretical. Also when the virus is doused in water it not only... Read more »
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SKin Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if Vitiligp is related to HIV infection? I have white spots all over my back Read more »

Skin Problems

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is anyone familiar with common skin problems in positive people? Fungus infections, etc.? What kind of skin disorders might be expected or are considered common? Are there any that might be considered "classic" symptoms? Thanks for any info. you... Read more »

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 »

What is Unbroken Skin?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Experts say that HIV cannot pass through healthy, intact skin. How is that defined? IOW, if someone shaves, slightly "nicks" themselves and then two hours later (after bleeding has stopped) is exposed to potentially infectious fluid... is this... Read more »