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What Opportunistic Infection Causes Skin Lesions

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AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...areas where they're needed. Some side effects are reduced with liposomal forms of drugs. Can KS Be Prevented? It is not clear how HHV-8 spreads. It might be spread through sexual activity and deep kissing. As with other opportunistic infections, a healthy immune system can control HHV-8 infection. The best way to prevent KS is by using strong anti-HIV medications to keep your immune system strong. What Else Is Being Studied for KS? ...
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skin lesions

i have been tested posiive over a year now, i have these itchy bumps resembling insect bites all over my skin.. especialy at nights, leaving a dark spot afterwards, i am not yet onany treatment..does these rash has any thing to do with my status?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Skin conditions are very common in the general population and even more common in HIV+ persons. There are a wide variety of skin disorders such as folliculitis, ezcema, seborrhea, fungal infections and many others. The treatment depends on the... Read more »

skin lesion

i went from hiv to aids,how can i get rid of the leisons spots on arms and legs.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Treatment of skin lesions in the setting of HIV/AIDS depends on the diagnosis for the skin condition. Your HIV specialist and/or a dermatologist (skin Read more »

Skin Lesions

I have developed angry skin lesions- like small burns or acne pimples-on the face under my beard and on my hands(top of) and lesser spots on the neck chest- they ooze white liquid and seem to spread on contact with this liquid.Itchy and with scabs....
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Nevirapine can be associated with the development of skin rashes. In their more severe from, they can look a bit like what you describe. They almost always occur in the first 6 weeks of treatment, and beyond this time, they are quite rare. Of... Read more »

Opportunistic infections

Are opportunistic infections common in people who take their medications with perfect adherence? I have been posative for about 7 years and my viral load is undetectable and my t-cells have remained steady never dropping below 600. I have been on...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Opportunistic infections are extremely uncommon in those with an undetectable viral load and high CD4 counts like yours. Congratulations on keeping your Read more »
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The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

... Table of Contents Basic Facts Preventing and Treating OIs OIs and Women Most Common Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in HIV-Positive People Basic Facts While many viruses can be controlled by the immune system , HIV targets... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

... What Are Opportunistic Infections? Testing for OIs OIs and AIDS What Are the Most Common OIs? Preventing OIs Treating OIs What Are Opportunistic Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and CDC have developed guidelines for treatment of opportunistic infections (OIs) among adults and adolescents infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). These... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

DNCB (Dinitrochlorobenzene)

...proposed that when DNCB is applied to the skin once a week, it stimulates the immune system to control HIV replication and delay opportunistic infections. Some research shows that DNCB leads to increases in CD8 (T-killer or T-8) cells. These... Read more »
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Esophagitis as opportunistic infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am wonering if anyone can tell me if Esophagitis can occur within 1st year of acquiring HIV infection. Please, I am extremely scared and I would appericiate an answer. Thanks, Nate Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

skin lesion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have the dreaded reddish-purplish mark on my arm. It is not raised-perfectly flat. About dime sized. When I push on it, you can see the blood leave the area and quickly return when pressure is released. I also notice that it gets deeper in... Read more »

Opportunistic Infections??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...years ago. I have been relatively healthy since then but have become overcome with thoughts of hiv. Is it possible to have an opportunistic infection without having other symptoms. I have never had a fever, night sweats or other syptoms on the... Read more »