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Psoriasis Could I Have HIV

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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 unprotected vaginal sex with two girls that i personally know and have some kind of relationship since, i think, november 2011. I know I didn't have...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHaving unprotected sex puts you at risk for HIV. You are correct that psoriasis is not a symptom of HIV.Having an active sexually transmitted infection active at the time of unprotected sex increases your chances of transmission of any other STI... Read more »

Is psoriasis a common indicator of HIV?

I have what I believe to be a patch of psoriasis on my leg. Never had it before. Thought it might... Read more »

psoriasis and hiv results.

hi doctor i have a disease called psoriasis. i have heard it is related to immune system. i want to... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA, Biogen Idec Say HIV-Positive People Should Not Take Skin Disorder Drug Amevive

FDA and the pharmaceutical company Biogen Idec on Thursday said HIV-positive individuals should not take the company's skin drug Amevive because it might lower their CD4+ T cell counts, Reuters reports (Reuters, 11/10). The drug is approved to... 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Changing Picture of HIV

In the mid-to-late 1970s, a small but growing number of relatively young men and women sought care at leading hospitals in Brussels, Cologne, Kinshasa, New York, Oslo, Port-au-Prince, Paris and San Francisco. They were experiencing many of the... Read more »
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psoriasis? delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous
does anyone know if the autoimmune disease psoriasis would cause delayed seroconversion? just got tested and now this is eating away at me. responses/feedback would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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Quandary about HIV

Posted by squanderer, 3 Replies
Hi, I haven't been diagnosed but have enough symptoms to feel fairly confident I have it. Shingles, Psoriasis 3 kinds, seborrheic Dermatitis..... I haven't been tested since I was always so careful and never thought there was much of a risk. ... Read more »

PLEASE people take a look at this :(

Posted by uhohblita, 6 Replies
I got this redness under my armpit today. Its really freaking me out cuz i think i saw somewhere where this happens with HIV. Something in the psoriasis family I believe. The camera flash took away a lot of the reddish color. Also I have a bumpy... Read more »

Symptoms ongoing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I wrote on July 14 about my symptoms over the last nine months, which have included seborrhea, psoriasis, pruritis (hives), a giardia infection, dry cough. I'm writing again now because I have finally developed a fever. A week ago I developed a... Read more »