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Skin Signs Of Hiv

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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 HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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Can itchy skin be the only symptom of HIV?

I suffer from itchy skin and I'm worried it might be a cancer. Going through your site/forum, I read this piece of information from you:"Itchiness is not an uncommon finding in lymphoma patients, and in AIDS patients in general."Does this means that...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
..."itchiness is not an uncommon finding in lymphoma patients, and in AIDS patients in general." There are so many causes for itchy skin, ranging from the less serious causes (e.g. new detergent, poison ivy, misquito bites, new medication, and so... Read more »

skin infection

Just wanted to say what you're doing here is great. And I have a question: I have recently diagnosed with ringworm (tinea) on my body. It started out as small rash that I never got looked at, and over the past few months it has spread to the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...HIV+s are prone to skin problems, but lots of HIV-s have skin problems, too. Tinea is not the same thing as ringworm, and neither is a sign of early Read more »


my daughter who is 13, has been told she has folliculitus does this mean she is HIV she has a rash on her arms at the top also her legs at the top
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Follicultits is not a sign of HIV-- it is a common skin condition. Read more »


What do the sores you get look like? And can you get them without experiencing any other symptoms or being diagnosed?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There are entire books filled with pictures of the types of skin lesions persons with HIV can get. There is no classic sore -- in fact -- most persons don't get sores per se but many get rashes Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV infection. Ulcers in the vagina, persistent yeast infections, and severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...further increase the risk. Cancers: Having HIV increases the risk of some cancers such as KS, lymphoma, cervical, anal, lung, and skin cancers. Bone problems (osteopenia and osteoporosis): Weakened bones can occur with age, especially in women... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

... has more information on CD4 cells. Without treatment, your CD4 cell count will most likely go down. You might start having signs of HIV disease like fevers, night sweats, diarrhea, or swollen lymph nodes. If you have HIV disease, these problems... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...and Heartburn Gas (farting) and bloating can usually be managed by not eating foods such as beans, broccoli, and vegetable skins. Over the counter or prescription drugs may also be used to relieve gas. Heartburn (acid reflux) causes a burning... Read more »
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A Note for the Worried - Get Tested

Posted by 78madnad
...small red spots. My life became a living hell. I barely functioned at work and had no social life. Every new minor mark on my skin was a sign that I was HIV positive. The depression became so deep that I started seeing a therapist. After a... 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 »

Itchy skin

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...possible exposure but i never really thought about HIV, utill now. Ive been having problems with itchy dry skin all over. Is this a symptom of HIV? Will be testing i a week. thanks. Read more »

Still can't get up enough courage for results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...They should be ready at Home Access today, but I have never had symptoms like I've had and continue to have. What is this soft skin that I hear people say is a sign of HIV? I feel like my skin indents real easy and becomes irritated when in... Read more »