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Ringworm and HIV

Hello, I'm HIV-positive and have rignworm. Tell me, the ringworm was first bright red and then turned very dark brown. Is this a result of the infection going away or is it just getting worse since my immune system can't fight it like...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Ringworm is a fungal infection that can affect many areas of the body, such as the scalp, groin and feet. Its color may vary over time possibly due to exposure to the sun. It can be treated quite easily using a number of local preparattions. In... Read more »

does hiv transfer through a ringworm

if you have protected sex and vaginal fluids infected with hiv come into contact with a ring worn... Read more »

$50 Ringworm Q&A

Is it true that ringworm is a symptom/sign of HIV infection?If so, is it usually in ARS symptoms or... 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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria: Kirikiri Tuberculosis Epidemic Worsens

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I am hoping for some advise on this matter, I had a risk exposure to a female sex worker from Korea, many symptoms over the course of the year. Tested negative to HIV 1/2 antibody and bDNA pcr at one year. I also had CD4 done 454 low, CD4... Read more »

symptoms please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have ring worm on neck, swollen eyes, red dots on lips with
loss of pigmentation, coating on tongue, tingling in hand and feet. popping in ears. it has been six months since high risk exposure. can people with hiv experience the symptoms so soon? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
What r the early symptons of AIDS? I have a rash it looks like ringworms, but I was wondering if it's a early sympton. Are the HIV rashes recurring?

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Athlete's foot getting worse due to hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had athletes foot ever since I've been young. My feet always crack and peel. If you were infected with hiv after 13 weeks would it cause your foot problem to get worse? I am noticing more peeling lately. Read more »