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Skin Itches While Working Out Hiv

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I am 4 years diagnosed. After having a sever reaction to atripla, I was switched to combavir, norvir, lexiva. I continued to have an itch, combined with sever skin flaking. I was given a steroid shot, it would go away for about 3 months. Since then...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...+ Norvir but does occur occasionally. Have you seen a dermaologist who could perhaps make a more specific diagnosis re: the skin condition. Dry skin (ezcema), seborrhea, and eosinophilic folliculitis are among the common skin problems seen in... Read more »

extreme itching

Hello Dr. McGowan, I am 30 year old male, have been positive for 2 years and a half, not taking... Read more »

Itch but no Rash

I will try once again to see if you answer my question. I looked up itch and no rash but came up... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

...swallowed, it is destroyed by stomach acids. This means that it cannot be taken in pill form. Enfuvirtide is injected just under the skin. This is called a "subcutaneous" injection. The adult dosage of enfuvirtide is 90 mg per injection, twice a... Read more »

An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

...people. Dosage Form/Administration Enfuvirtide comes in powder form that is mixed with sterile water and is injected under the skin using a needle-free injection device. Enfuvirtide should be injected in the skin of the abdomen, upper arm, or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes) a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...and can add to the decline of health in HIV disease. Candidiasis can occur in the mouth, throat, windpipe, vagina or on the skin. It can also spread throughout the body. While this is rare, it is life-threatening. The most common places for... Read more »
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This constant itch

Posted by oldwoman, 7 Replies
I've talked to others who complain about itching on their legs,and I have it too,it's constant but usually bearable,today is one of the bad days and I can't stop scratching at myself(I feel like I need a flea collar on)It's just won't stop.I've... Read more »

Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
...I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was Read more »

HIV Skin Symptoms (Pics) Please Read

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...bottom) approximately 8-10 on each arm. They have slowing seemed to disappear however still seem to be like pimples under my skin. My concern is that they would start as a red or brownish spot that would heal over with a small elevated scab later... Read more »

Skin Rash

Posted by DJones, 8 Replies
...I have been on Atripla since January. I am also on Fluconazole and Acyclovir. In the last month I have developed a skin rash where the sun seems to hit my skin on my back of my neck where my hair line ends and lower arms. I thought it was... Read more »