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Hiv Skin Infections

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can the control positive vial at the HIV ELISA kit transmitt HIV infection if contacted skin

Dear Prof RobertI need your expert opinion about the possibility of HIV transmission by skin or conjunctiva contact with the content of control positive vial at the ELISA kit for HIV testing. they say at the kit information paper that they test the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Nonexistent risk. You can't get infected from any of the components in an HIV ELISA testing kit. Period.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV and Hep B Infection through Skin

Hi. I was trying to start an IV line of a patient the other day. I was able to insert the venoset... Read more »

scaly skin

I am HIV positive and not on meds. I have notice my legs are extremely scaly and the skins around... Read more »
Women Alive

Anergy Skin Testing and Prevention Therapy for HIV-Infected Persons

...Having HIV increases the risk of developing otherinfections which are called opportunistic infections.(Opportunistic, simply means that Read more »
Brown Medical School

Ask the Expert: Skin/Soft Tissue Infection in a Patient With HIV

...sacral area that has been problematic for three weeks. She has been incarcerated for one year. She has untreated asymptomatic HIV infection with a recent CD4 count of 233 and a HIV-1 viral load of 174,000 copies/mL. She says that "she popped it... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Antibiotic-Resistant Skin Infections Spreading Among Gay Men, Also in Prisons

...In the last few months doctors have seen a large increase inaggressive, antibiotic-resistant "staph" (Staphylococcus aureus)skin infections in gay men in some areas -- and a separateepidemic in certain prisons. Symptoms include boils or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...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 often develop molluscum on their face. Shaving with a razor blade can spread it. How Do I Know if I Have... Read more »
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Skin infections and HIV?

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
...on my left leg (upper inner thigh) for more than a week. As far as my viral load goes, I am undetectable, but how common are skin infections in people with HIV? Should I be seen by a doctor? Any replies will be appreciated. Read more »

Skin infections, abscesses, aaarrrghhhh!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HIV+ since 1990. No opportunistic infections, just annoying things like sinus problems, high cholesterol, more frequent flu bouts, Read more »


Posted by itsthatgirl, 3 Replies
...I was wondering if there was any connection between Pityiriasis Roseacea and HIV... Is this the skin rash that occur with acute infection? Read more »

Opportunistic Infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...have thought it was anything to do with it? Also, how long after infection with HIV would someone be open to opportunisitic skin infections like what I have mentioned? Any advice greatly appreciated! Many Thanks. Read more »