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Skin Irritations And Hiv Infection

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What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

Skin infections and HIV?

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
I have had a boil on my left leg (upper inner thigh) for more than a week. As far as my viral load goes, I am undetectable, but how common are skin infections in people with HIV?
Should I be seen by a doctor? Any replies will be appreciated. Read more »

Dry skin and HIV?!??

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Was just diagnosised. But am taking things with a positive outlook. Just wondered... female, 26 my skin has gotten SOOOOO dry and itchy, also have dandruff never has been this bad before. Summer heat, or something more? I haven't started any meds... Read more »

Skin infections, abscesses, aaarrrghhhh!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV+ since 1990. No opportunistic infections, just annoying things like sinus problems, high cholesterol, more frequent flu bouts, headaches....but July 2004 I had surgery for a peri-rectal abscess (resistant staph bacteria). I was put on... Read more »

infected blood on skin

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
4 years ago I gave first aid to a guy who had been wounded in a fight.He was bleeding.I approached him trying 2 help but he pushed me away.Later on when I left I noticed a big stain of blood on my t-shirt at the level of my arm.At that time I didn't... Read more »
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can hiv pass through irritated skin from shaving?

I asked you this question twice in the past week and still have yet to receive an answer. What kind of doctor are you? Judging by people's responses, I guess I have to give you a "donation" before you even consider answering my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll make just a few quick points:1. My time and efforts here are voluntary.2. I do run a foundation that provides crucial service to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. We've raised about 1.5 million to date. 3. Donations... Read more »

hiv infection due to skin breaking

Hi Dr. i am so worried beacouse of situation here about hiv infection. i have itchy like(eczema like) problem on my leg region. i always itching and scratching on that region. due to scratching, there was cracks are developed.(there is a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The chance is very low. If the water was visibly bloody and was in contact with a fresh open wound then there could be some risk, IF your friend was infected with HIV. So the risk is theoretical. Also when the virus is doused in water it not only... Read more »

skin irritation

i got this little patch lighter than my skin color and then it widen and turn dark in color. Then i realized that there were these raised spots in my hands and feet. The didn't itch at first but now the ones located at the sole of my feet has...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
From what you describe those lesions dont sound much like KS so that seems unlikely-recommend pointing the lesions out to your HIV provider next clinic visit so that a proper diagnosis/evaluation can be conducted. KH... Read more »

Fingering with skin irritation in anus

Hello Dr. David,Thanks for taking the time to read and reply to my question.Two weeks ago I had an encounter with a prostitute.She performed oral sex in me and then we had vaginal sex, both protected.Condom was correctly used and did not break. I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Her finger can not infect you - no matter what.DW... Read more »
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Sexually-Transmitted Infections for HIV-Positive People

STDs (sexually transmitted disease) that cause ulcerations (sores on the skin, including on or inside the genitals, mouth, or rectum) can dramatically increase the risk of picking up HIV, due to the fact that ulcers and open sores provide an easy... Read more »
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HIV Infection in Women

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Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Caused by Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

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