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Viral Skin Herpes Conditions

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to 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 stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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Skin Conditions

When you say that a person with HIV infection is more prone to skin infections, what type of skin infections are you referring to? What exactly is Scabies? What does it look and feel like and how is it transmitted? Thanks!...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Persons with damaged immune systems (including AIDS) are more likely to getskin problems, than the general population. Some of these skin problems aredue to: opportunistic infections (for example, Kaposi's... Read more »

skin conditions

Many antivirals contribute to dry skin,brittle hair and nails, but are any known to do the opposite? Any to cause oily skin/ acne and oily scalp/hair either directly or through some kind of hormonal mechanism?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Indinavir is known to cause a vitamin-A-like toxicity that can cause oily skin and ingrown toe nails. -BY... Read more »

Skin Condition and ELISA Results

I have a skin condition called psoriasis. To give you a better understanding of what this disease is caused by this is the info I got from doing a search of it on the Web: "What Causes Psoriasis? Recent research indicates that psoriasis is...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, psoriasis would not affect the HIV test. Psoriasis is not an immune deficiency disease. In fact, the cause of psoriasis is not known. Some immune mechanism is suspected because it sometimes responds to treatment with immunosuppressive drugs.In... Read more »

facial skin condition

I have a skin condition on my face only-I get small nodular shaped clear fluid filled bumps-they are in the beard area and above it-the clear fluid drains-then they bleed-and of course scar-I have been to many dermatologists-no one has identified...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is difficult over the internet to comment when dermatologists have already been consulted. You don't mention what your HIV status is and which HIV drugs you are on. KH... Read more »
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Skin condition

Posted by Anonymous
My skin feels as if it is sun burned. It does not itch but it is very annoyning. It is mainly on my legs but some times on feet and arms.

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skin conditions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have recently tested positive to hiv and also have a genetic disposition to keliod scaring... since reading alot of litreture on minor skin infections due to hiv... i am questioning if this scaring is due to the virus... has anyone else out there... Read more »

Posible exposicion/faringitis viral y herpes bucal no confirmada

Posted by bradmars2013, 2 Replies
Buenas tardes,

Primero quiero comentar que la siguiente descripcion es mi primera relacion sexual con una persona, y no fue sexo vaginal o anal sino oral. Sino siendo, hasta el dia de hoy, virgen hablando en cuanto a penetracion.
Hace 1 mes le... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have dry skin on the head of my penis and some if it came of by picking it off and some didnt could this be herpes or herpes viral shedding? please help Read more »