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Is Itchy Skin An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms,...
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hiv/itchy skin

I'm hiv positive since 1996 I've been having problems w/my skin for over 10 years a very strong rash on several parts of my body specially on my legs thigs and butt is there amedication for it
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Skin problems with itching are very common in the general population and even more common in HIV+ persons. There are many possible causes with common ones including seborrhea, ezcema, eosinophilic folliculitis, fungal infection, Read more »

Badda Bing

Third time writing. Hope I'm fortunate enough to get a reply from you. I know your busy. Thank you in advance.I had a threesome with me as the top. I got head from both guys before sex. Not really worried. The sex was safe I had condom on with no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible. Your "symptoms" are not worrisome for or consistent with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). No, you are not experiencing neuropathy. Rather, I would chalk your symptoms up to anxiety.If my reassurance Read more »

tehy REFUSE to test me for acute hcv HELP

Hi Dr McGovern,I really need the help of someone reputable. I work for a charit and as i was going through a bag something pricked my finger i dont know what it was it could have been a pin, a safety clip, or a possible syringe that was left in a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Without any clear instrument of risk (since you did examine the bag), I would not pursue testing for this exposure. Read more »

HIV/itchy skin

Hi,I'm experiencing itchiness from bumps all over my body. One dermatologist described them as small red papules. I get them around my underarm, back of knees, feet, elbows, hip area, buttocks, inner thigh, lower back, etc.. They come and go in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You don't mention which HIV medications you are taking. Some patients with eosinophilic folliculitis (one of more common skin conditions that can present Read more »
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Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
...I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was Read more »

can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...since last one week.However the pain has decreased a lot.I had no dry cough but a running nose.Can these be an counted as acute hiv symptoms. Doc currently I am in my last year of my Information tech course.Since last 1 month I am not able to... Read more »

Question about symptoms and about aids charities

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...concerned is because i read a post earlier about a man who had been infected with hiv and he said that his only symptom was itchy skin. but, i guess my itchy skin could be due to a million other things, too, huh? so, performing oral sex on a man... Read more »

Dry itchy skin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hey guys, Ive been a lot of people worried about there symptoms and they include dry itchy skin. Is this a symptom of HIV? Does it happen early or later on? I dont remember this being a symptom. reason asking is ive had very Read more »