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Hiv Unusual Blemishes

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Skin blemishes as side effects

Dear Sirs,I've been taking Crixivan and Biovir (azt + 3tc) since december 1998 as my first treatment, had chemotherapy sessions for a year (now cured from SK, stopped in december 1999). My viral load is undetectable for a year, cd4 is around...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A host of unusual skin effects have been reported in persons on protease inhibitors including Crixivan (indinavir). Those reports do not prove that the protease inhibitors or other HIV drugs are the cause but raise the suspicion. Crixivan may have... Read more »

Re: Your answer on CD4's that are unusually high and VL's unusually low for someone with HIV

In a recent answer, you indicated that it is very rare for someone HIV infected to have a high... Read more »

Pimples, acne blemishes or what

Dr. Bruce Dezube I have been HIV+ that I know of for eight years. Within the past year and a half I... Read more »

Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of a study she presented at CROI 2009. After... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Previews "Unusual Mobilization" of Campaign to End AIDS

The Washington Post on Monday profiled the "unusual mobilization" of several groups of people who are traveling across the U.S. as part of the Campaign To End AIDS ' effort to "refocus attention" on the HIV/AIDS epidemic (Levine, Washington Post... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Rare Chlamydia Infection Found: Unusual Strain Can Cause Scars, Swelling or Death

On Tuesday, Alberta Health officials reported three probable cases of the rare STD lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) in Calgary. The patients are currently undergoing tests to confirm the diagnosis. Positive test results would bring the total number of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HPV Key Link to Unusual Form of Cancer

Human papillomavirus has long been linked to cervical squamous cell cancer, the most common type of cervical cancer. In a new study, researchers found that HPV is also associated with an unusual form, cervical adenocarcinoma. In eight... Read more »
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Blemishes and scabs- HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a low risk exsposure. I have a bunch of little neeldepoint-sized scabs all over my legs and arms, and I have many small light brown blemishes. Are these HIV symptoms? Read more »

Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
I wrote awhile back outlining a one-time risky exposure in March 2006(unprotected vaginal sex) with a female of unknown status. I contacted her and she told me she did not have HIV, but I doubted her veracity (I had two consectutive rounds of... Read more »

Unusual Symptoms - please help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
FIrst off, sorry this is so long, please, if anyone has any input at all I would really really appreciate it. I wanted to know if it sounds like HIV/AIDS could be behind these symptoms. Around late September I began experiencing tongue pain, and it... Read more »

Unusual symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
Hello, I have tested negative for hiv antibody testing for almost a year and a half from exposure. No further exposure but I have bruising on palms of hands and soles of feet, marks that don't go away. Tested negative for syphillis could this be... Read more »