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Psoriasis After Topping Worried I Have HIV

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Scared with pre-existing psoriasis and recently hiv infection

I have been feeling very worried and upset since reading an article which suggests that people with hiv normally die within a year or so of psoriasis outbreaks. I have had psoriasis for about 8 years and contracted hiv 2 months ago (diagnosed 3...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I read the <a href="http://www.amfar.org/cgi-bin/iowa/td/feature/record.html?record=88" target=_new>psoriasis article </a> that you refer to and it is a great review of the condition. I think that you misread the part about... Read more »

Psoriasis and Late Stage HIV diag

In 2010 I was dx with late stage HIV no prior knowledge or HIV period. Prior to this dx I was doing... Read more »

HIV and psoriasis, HIV and herpes

1. Is psoriasis a symptom of HIV in the early phases of HIV? I'm a male who've had... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Can a Drug for Psoriasis and MS Help Protect the Brain From HIV's Toxicity?

Researchers have found that a compound called dimethyl fumarate (DMF) can, in lab experiments with cells and HIV, suppress the production of HIV and cause HIV-infected cells to reduce production of compounds that harm brain cells. Before we detail... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vertex HIV Drug Candidate Development Halted by GlaxoSmithKline Because of Formulation Problem

GlaxoSmithKline has stopped collaborating with Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. on the HIV drug candidate brecanavir (VX-385), Vertex said in a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The drug, which was in mid-stage clinical testing, would be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Glaxo-Vertex Study Tests Anti-HIV Drugs

On Tuesday, GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. said early results from a clinical study show their HIV drug Lexiva is comparable to Abbott Laboratories Inc.'s combination drug Kaletra. The study's 887 patients received twice a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Reports Narrower Third Quarter Loss, Higher Revenue Due to Sales of HIV/AIDS Drugs

Vertex Pharmaceuticals on Monday reported a narrower third quarter loss and a 70% revenue increase, compared with the same period one year ago, due in large part to the company's sale of HIV/AIDS drugs, Reuters reports. The company's third quarter... Read more »
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early hiv, worried

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks, just wondering if you guys who are HIV+ out there can remember when you first got infected, if you experienced any of the suite of symptoms known as acute retroviral syndrome (ARS, also called AVS acute viral syndrome). This means, sore... Read more »

Just a bit worried that I might've caught HIV

Posted by andysimoeon, 1 Reply
So I had unprotected sex 3 weeks ago. I'm from Australia, Sydney. Before having sex, I asked the person if he was drug and disease free, and he replied yes. He asked me if I was and I also replied Yes. I was a bottom and he was a top. We did use a... Read more »

Worried after sex with a guy who doesn't believe in HIV!!

Posted by Uthervers, 4 Replies
7 weeks ago I had PROTECTED sex with a guy who then ejaculated outside. I was sitting on top of him and he ejaculated on my back and butt cheeks, with no way for me to be sure whether or not his cum ever got anywhere near my anus (which had some... Read more »

2 years later still worried

Posted by bsox1972, 1 Reply
2 years ago this month i had sex with a girl that was hiv poz. we always made sure to be careful. on this one occasion she was on top, when she got up we noticed that the condom came off. i tested neg. at 3 and 7 month's. but now 2 years later i... Read more »