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Acne and HIV connection

Posted by alondonlad, 1 Reply
I had suffered from fairly bad acne for over 2 years now. In September I started having a laser treatment to try and solve the problem. I finished my cycle of treatment in December. I have also been on medication for over a year however all these... Read more »

ACNE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ive read on thebody acne is found in HIV+ people. But is is associated with ARS?

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ACNE BLOOD HIV TESTING OKAY?

Posted by WorriedinVegas
I recently sent in a blood sample for hiv-1 testing to HOME ACCESS. I got the blood for the sample from a scabbed acne, which I picked. It was more than enough blood to fill up the circle, but I have had the acne for a long time, before my possible... Read more »

Acne on butt the same?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I tested negative but im confused i had all symptoms and acnes that doctors call folliculitis on my ass.

it started 8 weeks after exposure and remains 1 year later it looks like large pimples that fade and leave bruise marks.

i tested neg out to 6... Read more »

Acne or Herpes strain?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I believe I contracted something from a risky exposure several months ago and now I'm worried I might have passed it on to my girlfriend. I've tested negative for HIV after 6 months. So Im not worried about that. However, I noticed my girlfriend is... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Red cheeks/acne; could this be HIV?

Hello Dr. Dezube: I had a low risk encounter 5 months ago. Was tested at 2 1/2 weeks, it was negative. I have never had acne in my life! I am 42 and I have outbreaks on both cheeks. I went to the drs and they gave me ointment. What I would like to...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
First it's not completely clear to me that what you describe is acne. There are many causes of red checks. What type of ointment were you given and is it working? It sounds like you are NOT HIV positive given your negative HIV test. Although... Read more »

acne

is significantly increased acne a sign of hiv? ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No.... Read more »

Acne...is it true that acne is common in HIV+ers??

Dear Dr Dezube, in one of your reply, you've mentioned that acne and pimples are common in HIV+ers. Is this true? Does that means that HIV+ers are prone to develop acnes? After sudden burst of swollen lymph nodes, I'm now experiencing a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It is indeed true that HIV'ers are more prone to develop acne. Many of my HIV+ patients, who haven't had acne since they were teenagers, are now coping with it. Fortunately there are MANY good treatments for acne. I personally prescribe... Read more »

Acne vs. Lymph Node

I developed a small growth (size of a dime) on my neck about 6 weeks after potential exposure. I assumed it was acne, since I've had problems with acne of this size on my face and neck before. After 2-3 weeks, I became obsessed with it, and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Sounds like a boil to me. An isolated swelling like that would not be considered a sign of HIV infection.MH... Read more »
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