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Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
Hello
I have some serious questions since Ive been very concerned lately, quite honestly the last year or so. I have not been tested and understand I should be tested. I would just prefer for someone's Professional advice. Sorry for the long read.

I... Read more »

symptoms and skin changes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
5 weeks ago I had a potential exposure to HIV after having unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status. A few days later I had a sore throat, swollen glands and low grade fever. My sore throat and fever have subsided and today one gland in my neck... Read more »

Dry skin and HIV?!??

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Was just diagnosised. But am taking things with a positive outlook. Just wondered... female, 26 my skin has gotten SOOOOO dry and itchy, also have dandruff never has been this bad before. Summer heat, or something more? I haven't started any meds... Read more »

HIV skin rash

Posted by shinpai, 1 Reply
Does it usually itch?
How long does it last?

Also yesterday when I sat down to eat a hamburger my teeth hurt with the first couple of bites. It was not a terribly severe pain, but it was ver disconcerting. Sounds familar anyone?? Read more »

hiv symptoms worry

Posted by walter707, 1 Reply
Hello
I have got two questions regarding the rash I got at my back and red bump i got yesterday on my groin.

For acute hiv rash,doesthe rash come in group or single spots scattered. Becoz i had a rash 3 weeks after neglible exposure and it is still... Read more »
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Can itchy skin be the only symptom of HIV?

I suffer from itchy skin and I'm worried it might be a cancer. Going through your site/forum, I read this piece of information from you:"Itchiness is not an uncommon finding in lymphoma patients, and in AIDS patients in general."Does...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I did indeed respond to a query stating that "itchiness is not an uncommon finding in lymphoma patients, and in AIDS patients in general." There are so many causes for itchy skin, ranging from the less serious causes (e.g. new detergent,... Read more »

Possible Broken Skin Exposure to Semen and Hepatitis Symptoms

Dr. Dieterich,I am worrying about a possible exposure to semen.Approximately two months ago, I visited an adult arcade (where they show adult movies in individual booths). I had a day old cut on my hand. I began to fear that I could have...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It is not clear to me exactly what the exposure was. It doesn't really matter though. If it is an acute exposure you should ask for HCV RNA testing as well as antibody. If it is acute HCV the Ab will be negative and the RNA positive. For acute... 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 »

Burnt skin ?

Is periheral Neuropathy generally and acute symptom of HIV infection? I have (symptoms come and go during day) hand tingling,numb hands...burning calves, thighs, forearms, tingling on stomach, back, shoulders; I had burning sensations all over my...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
In the setting of HIV infcetion, the type of symptoms you describe are usually seen as a side effect of the medications used to treat HIV. In a small number of cases, neurologic symptoms are seen in people who have just become infected with HIV,... Read more »
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