Ringworm And Hiv

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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 normal...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...exposure to the sun. It can be treated quite easily using a number of local preparattions. In the setting of more advanced HIV disease, it may be necessary to use more potent oral antifungal medications. One way or another, it should be... 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 »

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