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Skin Disease And Hiv

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay men. However, as the years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS...
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thin skin and bleeding

My roommate and I both bleed easily and get big red blotches on our arms if we bump into anything...both long term controlled hiv, undectectable and 4-500 tcells. I notice that other people have posted this same problem and your answers are very...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...absence of much recent data highlighting the problem--more attention needs to be paid to skin problems and aging in the setting of HIV. If any reader has a good reference please post. KH Read more »

Sun related skin disorders in HIV+ people.

Diagnosed 20 years ago, I was on Bactrim for 10 yrs before commencing HAART. The long term side effect of the Bactrim is photosensitivity, causing irritating rashes that last for days or weeks after only a short exposure to the sun. This condition...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...like the tan look and so suffer skin damage which can lead to cancer as they age. I recall one unusual weekend when 2 of my AIDS patients who were doing well from the HIV-perspective both died of UV light related skin cancer. We frequently... Read more »

flaky skin

i have HIV and recently my face and scalp have become so dry and flaky. i am presently taking Lamzid and feverenz as my medication. is there a connection to my being HIV positive and what can i do to releave the dryness and itchines.tammy
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Tammy,HIV disease is associated with a variety of dermatological problems. Luckily most of them can be kept in reasonably good control Read more »

Skin disease

I am on traetment for hiv. i have developed hives, and my body itches a lot especially my face and in between thr breasts as a result i have developed black spots as i constantly scratch myself. what can i do to stop the itching and getting the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If you have just started HIV drugs then you could be having a reaction to one of the drugs or a immune reconstitution effect. Your HIV doctor needs to see Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Skin Disease Patterns Among HIV-Positive People

... A study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology examines patterns of skin disease among HIV-positive people, Reuters Health reports. Pedro Queiroz Zancanaro of the Universidade de Brasilia and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...T cell counts, Reuters reports (Reuters, 11/10). The drug is approved to treat moderate to severe psoriasis, an autoimmune skin disorder ( Dow Jones/Boston Globe , 11/11). In a letter to health care providers last month, Biogen... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rwanda: Efforts to Contain HIV/AIDS Among Teens Slacken

...HIV with their sex partners, say health experts. In 2008, "David" went in for HIV/STD testing after coming down with shingles, skin diseases, and pneumonia. After he was diagnosed with HIV, which he tried "ignoring," David began having... Read more »
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molluscum

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I tested neg at 3 months..... and many will say that's all I need, and not to worry. Now, at almost a year after the possible exposure, I have molluscum all over my inner forearms. a dozen or more on my trunk. All over. They are small, barely... Read more »

Pityriasis Rosea

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...is Pityriasis Rosea a skin rash among HIV poz people or is it just a common rash among young people ? can someone please help me Read more »

What the F%&# is it if not HIV?????

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...in groin/neck areas 20. Fatigue and tiredness 21 . Memory issues, loss of words, slurred speech It is well documented that skin disorders, myalgias, neuropathies and oral ulcerations are very prevalent for HIV infection, correct? Most recently... Read more »

RASH

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hello Does rash on the face count as a symptom of ARS? I havent really seen how rash associated with HIV infection looks like..but can we have it on the face? Also I have had swelling in the neck , armpis and groin region. My risk Read more »