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Scars That Appear From Hiv On Skin

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Do boils and blisters appear because of HIV

I have a son who has HIV/Aid and he has broken out with red spots that have turned into boils which keep seeping. Is this a side effect of what he has and she we be concerned. Could you please email me the answer as I am afraid that I won't...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Infections like that are a concern and could be caused by bacteria including some that are resistant to some standard antibiotics. Careful handwashing is important when coming into contact with lesions of that nature. He should be evaluated by his... Read more »

Skin problems / warts?

I had what was diaganosed as "Psuedo Porpheria Cuetania Tarda"(my hands were blistering... Read more »

Are changes in liver fibrosis related to changes in dermal scarring?

After around six months on tx, I suddenly experienced severe itching in the crook of both arms and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Love the Glove: Glove Use in Hospitals Appears to Cut Risk of Needlestick Injury

Wearing gloves reduces the risk of injury by needles and sharp medical devices, or sharps injuries, by about 66 percent, according to a new study by Canadian and U.S. researchers. Double-gloving brought the risk down further, by about 80 percent. ... Read more »
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Photo Essay: In Mississippi, Scarred but Strong

After his HIV diagnosis, Earnest attempted suicide and was in a coma for several months. For people living with HIV in Mississippi, the stigma surrounding the disease is often more frightening than the disease itself. Last month, Human Rights... Read more »
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Thinning Bones a Growing Problem Among People With HIV; HIV and HIV Meds Appear to Be Culprits

Bone problems have quietly emerged as a major health issue for people with HIV, and HIV meds may be at least partly to blame, according to recent research. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that suggest HIV health care providers and the... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Curing HIV Removes the Scars of the Past

One small but encouraging piece of news about the lone adultconsidered cured of HIV, Timothy Brown, was to be found in a presentation byJoyce Sanchez from the University of Minnesota (abstract , webcast -- second in session). Sanchez'sstudy focused... Read more »
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blister scar

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey there, I wanted to try and make a conclusion about my incident that many of u are familiar with already. Please try to comprehend and help me in this situation, as it has been reeally stressing and depressing for me. My main worry was not the... Read more »

scarred about this

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hree or six months? A follow-up question on the window period.
Answered ny Nicolas Sheon, HIV InSite Prevention Editor
Question
I had received oral sex from a woman and was concerned about hiv. I didn't notice any open sores on my penis
or cuts. The... Read more »

HIV Testing - Scarred

Posted by Manuxx, 1 Reply
I'm from Argentina, please excuse me for my bad english. I'm really worried about HIV, I had a risk exposure about 4 years ago. Vaginal penetration with a CSW, my condom broke and I continued about 30 seconds unnoticed. I took PEP (3tc for 28 days)... Read more »

candida infection on skin?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Anyone out there suffer from this symptom-especially in the skin folds of the body? Has your doctor linked this to HIV?
I can't get in to my doctor for a whole week and just wondered if anyone has any information.

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