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Is Severe Eczema A Symptom Of Hiv

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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Severe eczema?

Dear Dr. Daar,I am not sure if this is the correct forum for my question. It does not seem to fall into one of the categories. I am a 30 yo male with AIDS. I was hospitalized for two weeks due to histoplasmosis 1 1/2 years ago. My viral load is...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Hi Clay,As you state, it is impossible to make a diagnosis over the web. I do know that many things can cause symptoms like yours. Along with the many considerations your doctor has probably already suggested I always consider other treatable... Read more »

Skin cracks from eczema and HIV in the public restroom

Dear Doctor, I'd like to ask the direct&short questions. Please help me. I've many skin crack and open cuts on hands and fingers (they were not heal yet at that time). I use the the hotel lobby restroom on August29,2010 and accidentally drop my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...call was so important that you needed to be on your cell phone while peeing and pooping in the hotel lobby restroom???Even with eczema-indued skin cracks, the HIV risk of diving into the unflushed tidy bowel to rescue your iPhone is nonexistent.... Read more »

Hi from Bonny Scotland

Hey Dr Bob, Was hoping to get your advice on a wee situation that is bothering me. I have had severe eczema all my life, the past few years my hands have been the worse affected. After trying all sorts of lotions and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Sammy,The reason to get HIV testing is HIV-exposure risk. If indeed you've had "no risks," then you have no reason to worry about HIV or to get HIV tested.I agree the long course of steroids was the most likely trigger for your shingles.... Read more »

Eczema and HIV ($50 donation - that's all I have)

Dear Dr. Frascino,Thank you so much for what you do. You are absolutely amazing. Thanks for helping all of us.I met this guy two months ago and we performed oral sex and rubbed our penises together. I am afraid that his precum got into my urethra...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...testing is risk exposure, not whether symptoms are present. (Your particular symptoms are not worrisome for HIV ARS).Having eczema would not decrease your life expectancy if you were HIV positive.Take a read through the archives of this forum.... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Similar symptoms to HIV but not HIV

Posted by Redeye77, 1 Reply
...After doing much research and still experiencing some symptoms it seems like there is something out there that mimics HIV symptoms but is quite difficult to diagnose. Maybe it's new STD? Seems like reiters syndrome will fUse many of the same... Read more »

Severe Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How severe are the symptoms of HIV when you first say contract the virus and how severe aree they say after 5 years with the virus ? Read more »

Pityriasis Rosea

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
is Pityriasis Rosea a skin rash among HIV poz people or is it just a common rash among young people ? can someone please help me Read more »