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Skin Problems Caused By Hiv

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I have HIV and skin problems..

I have HIV and i have had severe itching all over my body and the skin on my hands is peeling. My question is conserning my recent ex boyfriend. He also has severe itching and is extremely worried he also has HIV-- he has tested negative about...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The severe itching would unlikely be due to new HIV infeciton with that history. Scabies, some other contact dermatitis, severe dry skin, and many other conditions can cause severe itching. I quickly enlist the help of a dermatologist in... Read more »

Can a pet licking sweat or a cut from a HIV positve persons skin cause them to get sick or even HIV but in animal form whatever that may be? (CATS AND DOGS AND HIV, 2009)

Hello there. This may sound like a weird question but I have to ask because the only way to know is to ask, also someone else may be wondering the same thing. First of all I am currently on meds and undectable my question doesn't pertain to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually you are certainly not the only one wondering if Toto or Miss Kitty could be at risk. In fact we have an entire chapter in the archives of this forum devoted to animal HIV transmission. I'll reprint below some information from those... Read more »

Eye & Skin Problems

I have had HIV for 8 years but I am not on HIV medications. Recently, I started having eye problem, I have been pulling out strings of discharge from my upper eye lids, this infection has caused my eyes to be sore and red most of the time....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It sounds like you have conjunctivitis, which is easily treated with prescription eyedrops. It is trickier to figure out what your skin problem is from your written description-- it may be folliculitis or impetigo, both of which can be treated with... Read more »

skin problems

Your site is excellent and very useful. I have had skin problems since I was a kid but it seems that since I am on HIV medication, things got real bad. I am on Trizivir combined with Sustiva. I try to drink 2 to 3 litres of water every day, I put...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would recommend seeing a dermatologist and discussing further with your HIV doc. The cause and treatment depends on the nature of your skin problems. HIV itself can aggravate many skin conditions (as dry skin, folliculitis, seborrhea). HIV meds... Read more »
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Skin Problems

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is anyone familiar with common skin problems in positive people? Fungus infections, etc.? What kind of skin disorders might be expected or are considered common? Are there any that might be considered "classic" symptoms? Thanks for any info. you... Read more »

Skin problems

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is the story about dry skin and hiv? the symptoms include eczema? does everyone that has hiv have bad skin?
I have heard that hiv positive individuals develop dry skin when the t-cells are low? someone please answer! Read more »

skin problems

Posted by cowboys, 2 Replies
Since being diagnosed with HIV I have experienced folliculitis. It has not responded to the antibiotics given by my dermatologist who seems to have given up on it. I am not on any meds yet. Is this something that we with HIV just have to live with? Read more »

skin problems

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,
I've had an HIV test at nearly 5 months after the incident, but I have developed this funny skin rash, which looks a little like chicken pox, all over my body. It's been here for a couple of months, and is getting worse. I also have sores in my... Read more »