Scabies And Hiv

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Can scabies mite carry hiv and make infection ?

Dear Doctor...Thanks for your time.Some 3 months back I met with a sex worker in INDIA/Bangalore.I din't do any vaginal/anal/oral sex.She did only the hand job.I was protected with latex condom during the act.I observed the scars in between her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Scabies mites, similar to all other biting and blood-sucking little creepy crawlers cannot transmit HIV/AIDS. See below.Dr. BobAids and Read more »

still not clear about scabie and HIV

Dear Dr. Bob, First of all, you are awesome and a hero! I was wondering...about a year ago I broke... Read more »

HIV and Scabies

Can you get HIV if you catch scabies from someone who is HIV positive? Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria: Kirikiri Tuberculosis Epidemic Worsens of 4,208 in both maximum and medium prison facilities are infected with some form of disease, including tuberculosis (TB), scabies, chickenpox, and ringworm. According to a recent report in the Vanguard Daily, Kirikiri's maximum security... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Do the Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Look Like?

... The following are the some of the symptoms of syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital warts, scabies and herpes. Since symptoms can vary from person to person, and since these symptoms can resemble the symptoms of many other illnesses, Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

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

...lesion, and mineral oil prep of generalized pruritic papules or whenever the clinical morphology or epidemiology are suggestive of scabies. Cultures for bacteria, fungi, mycobacteria, and viruses should always be obtained whenever clinical... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Is HIV the Only Incurable Sexually Transmitted Disease?

...Lice Parasite No No No LGV (Lymphogranuloma Venereum) Bacteria No No No Molluscum Virus No No No Scabies Parasite No No No Syphilis Bacteria No Yes No 10 Trichomonas Parasite No No No ... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm so scared of what is going on with my skin. The Scabies that I have is not going away. I will try my third treatment tomworrow night, but am still scratching, especially in my groin Read more »

BUMPS on chest and NECK for 3 months-- PLZ HELP

Posted by finallyfindigout
...up but am driving myself crazy here regarding these small bumps that keep popping up on my chest and neck-- derm said I had scabies a month ago, which I treated for and that these bumps were post-scabetic nodules- I won't see him til end of week... Read more »

coping til neg. boyfriend needs other women

Posted by inadaze, 2 Replies
...were staying away ffrom sex for now until we can deal better with the whole concept. We were always condom users but without HIV looming over us there was no problem. We had a great relationship that was never very sexual to begin with but... Read more »

worried sick

Posted by finallyfindigout, 4 Replies
...a UTI since then- have tested neg for most STDs and normal CBC. During this time, I developed a rash which derm diagnosed as scabies but still getting these tiny mosquito like/pimple like dots on chest which don't pop- he said these are... Read more »
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