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Itchy Skin Worried It Could Be HIV

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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 »

a very worried person

hi dr. i would really like to exepress my deepest respect to you and all the people in the body for... Read more »

hiv/itchy skin

I'm hiv positive since 1996 I've been having problems w/my skin for over 10 years a very strong... Read more »
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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 »

caution to worried wells

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...similar to those of ars night sweats, fever, swollen glands, red patchy hives, liver dysfunction, joint pain, and severely itchy skin, she was tested for every infectious disease and rheumatoid condition, except hiv, her doctor then said, you... Read more »

symptoms, hiv not from females

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have symptoms for some time, swollen gland, cough, sweats, itchy skin, headaches, tired. Went to my doctor who asked me if I was homosexual, I am not, and he said I don't need any hiv test, that Read more »

HIV related rash.......Too worried....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...test... Does these rash symptom sounds like a person infected with HIV and not ARS? Please help me...I am still very very worried. Thank you. P Read more »