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Phototherapy And Hiv

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HIV i-Base

Guide to HIV, Pregnancy and Women's Health: HIV Drugs and the Baby's Health

In the past particularly, some mothers and doctors have been reluctant to use or to prescribe antiretrovirals during pregnancy. This is out of concern for unknown effects to the baby. It is difficult to know if there are any long-term effects. ... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction The prevalence of skin disorders in AIDS patients treated in the palliative care setting is exceptionally high. Unfortunately, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of skin diseases in both HIV and AIDS can be an especially... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Reyataz (Atazanavir) Label Revised, Adding Dosing Recommendations for Pregnancy and Postpartum Period

On February 4, 2011, FDA approved new labeling for Reyataz (atazanavir) to include dosing recommendations for treatment of HIV-1 infection during pregnancy and postpartum period. The major revisions to the package insert are summarized below. Other,... Read more »
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I'm Brazilian, but I need your help dr wohl, I spend Christmas happy. I had a relative risk of 2 years ago, I did a test antibody elisa one year and seven months after the relationship and an antibody test at one year and ten months, the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Psorelen should not interfere with HIV testing.DW... Read more »


I am an AIDS patient, on diagnosis in 1999 I had 30 CD4s & 750,000vl. Today I am maintaining CD4 of 500+ & undetectable. Within the past 2 months I have developed psoriasis, legs, elbows, naval. I have an appointment with a dermatologist,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that may be more common in HIV+ persons. I have had many HIV+ patients with psoriasis who have done well. Psoriasis treatment often begins with topical therapy (often steroids, coal tar derivatives, anthralinm... Read more »


Hello.Since my seroconversion 3 months ago I have had psorarsis all over my arms and hands. Despite using the cream that my clinic gave me it persists. Can you reccommend anything else for this, or give me any indication to as when it may go. I have...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There is a linkage between psoriasis and HIV infection that is not well understood. There are a number of treatments for psoriasis that extend beyond the usual steroid creams. For example, moisturizers, tar compounds, various retinoids, tacrolimus... Read more »

Managing folliculitis

I read through the postings here (including one of my own) regarding the problem of folliculitis. I have some more questions.Recently, as far back as a few months, I experienced a very painful outbreak on my back. Antibiotics cleared it up, but...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Has a diagnosis of seborrhea or eosinophilic folliculitis been made by a dermatologist? Often use of an antifungal shampoo (such as 2% ketoconazole) as a soap on a regular basis can be helpful. Checking for methicillin resistance staph often... Read more »