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Is Itchy Skin An Acute Symptom Of HIV

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Acute HIV Infection

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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, and topical... 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 »

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 this means that...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
..."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, poison ivy, misquito bites, new medication, and so... 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 like the symptoms you describe) respond to using ketoconazole shampoo as a regular soap during... 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
...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 »

acute hiv symptoms? very worried....

Posted by veryworried, 1 Reply
...recurred.the following days i got better gradually but remained very tired for no apparent reason. are these possibly symptoms of acute hiv? the woman said she often had unprotected sex. i'm very scared :-( i only started worrying about a week... 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 »