Nail Infections And Hiv

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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 »

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...(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 »
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...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


...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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