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Nail Infections And Hiv

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Discoloration

I wanted to know if being HIV positive gives discoloration to your finger nails and toe nails, or could this be a possible additional medical concern? Or possible medications?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Some HIV associated conditions (such as fungal nail infection) or HIV meds (such as zidvudine or emtricitabine) can cause nail discoloration. If any reader knows of any other published Read more »

Pregnant and Hormonal = Disaster!

Hi doctor, I'm a struggling single parent, this is why I'm not going to make an empty promise about... Read more »

Nail colour

Hello, please answer to me. I saw that I have half of the nail red- brown at my hand and foot at... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...(tiredness) Difficulty breathing Rapid heart rate Pale skin Decreased pinkness of the lips, gums, lining of the eyelids, nail beds, and palms Feeling cold Confusion or loss of concentration Dizziness or fainting Sadness or depression ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...most common type of white blood cell. Neutropenia increases the risk of bacterial and fungal infections. Changes in skin and nail color (darkening of skin and nails) can also occur. This is more common in people with darker skin. How Does... Read more »
The Well Project

Pneumonias

...Shaking/chills Cough that produces rust colored or greenish mucus Increased breathing and pulse rate Bluish colored lips or nails Treatment: Bacterial pneumonias are almost always easily treatable with antibiotics Prevention: ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Emtriva

...virus. FTC is very well tolerated. Early clinical trials reported an infrequent association with discoloration of the skin and nails, but this has not been a toxicity associated with the use of the combination "Atripla" nor Truvada to any... Read more »
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Risk of HIV infection from nail salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I've frequented the same nail salon from summer of 2002 until winter of 2005. It's somewhat clean, with the pedicure tubs being washed after each use, but Read more »

Stepped on a nail

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can yout get hiv from stepping on a nail? I've had a tetanus shot recently. Thanks! Read more »

nail fungus

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... have many people out there had problems concerning nail fungus around the nail, not affecting the nail itself? What time does this usually accure in HIV infection and does this mean Read more »

Question Concerning Nails

Posted by NW715, 1 Reply
...Hiv symptoms include nail changes: what kind of change may occur? Read more »