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Hiv Skin Disorders

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Sun related skin disorders in HIV+ people.

Diagnosed 20 years ago, I was on Bactrim for 10 yrs before commencing HAART. The long term side effect of the Bactrim is photosensitivity, causing irritating rashes that last for days or weeks after only a short exposure to the sun. This condition...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...like the tan look and so suffer skin damage which can lead to cancer as they age. I recall one unusual weekend when 2 of my AIDS patients who were doing well from the HIV-perspective both died of UV light related skin cancer. We frequently... Read more »

skin lesions

i have been tested posiive over a year now, i have these itchy bumps resembling insect bites all... Read more »

Complications of HIV

My sister in her 40's is HIV+ . She has lessions that develop inside out, ie the lessions do not... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA, Biogen Idec Say HIV-Positive People Should Not Take Skin Disorder Drug Amevive

...T cell counts, Reuters reports (Reuters, 11/10). The drug is approved to treat moderate to severe psoriasis, an autoimmune skin disorder ( Dow Jones/Boston Globe , 11/11). In a letter to health care providers last month, Biogen... Read more »
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 »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...applaud your successes. References Highleyman, L. (2002). Peripheral Neuropathy. Bulletin of ExperimentalTreatments for AIDS: Retrieved July 2003 from www.thebody.com/sfaf/winter02/pn.html Venkat K. and Florian P. (2005). Neurological... Read more »
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2 years and counting

Posted by bsox1972, 3 Replies
...about 4 month's ago i developed athletes foot. it will not go away even with prescribed meds from my doctor. so i looked up skin disorders of hiv infection and what do you know. should i retest? Read more »

sombody please give me some advice!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...im 19 years old, iv had the idea that i might have HIV for a looong time, but im terrified to test. iv had a rash, well several rashes on my body, one is on my right inner arm, another Read more »

a cure in the works?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Neoceram(TM)--that form human-identical skin barriers. Defects in the skin's barrier function play critical roles in the pathogenesis of skin diseases such as eczema, irritant contact dermatitis and other common skin disorders and may also be of... Read more »

What the F%&# is it if not HIV?????

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...in groin/neck areas 20. Fatigue and tiredness 21 . Memory issues, loss of words, slurred speech It is well documented that skin disorders, myalgias, neuropathies and oral ulcerations are very prevalent for HIV infection, correct? Most recently... Read more »