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What Skin Disorders Do Hiv Patients Have

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Sun related skin disorders in HIV+ people.

Diagnosed 20 years ago, I was on Bactrim for 10 yrs before commencing HAART. The long term side effect of the Bactrim is photosensitivity, causing irritating rashes that last for days or weeks after only a short exposure to the sun. This condition...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question. Photosensitivity (and skin damage due to UV light) is common in the general population and becomes more apparent with aging so it can be challenging to sort out the contribution of either HIV or certain drugs in various patient... Read more »

Heavy Bleed of suspected HIV patient on skin with cut

hi I am Varun, an Indian, two weeks back there was an accident happened just infront of my house,... Read more »

Ear skin disorder

Both my brother and I suffer from an itchy ear problem. The skin crusts over and peels off. This... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA, Biogen Idec Say HIV-Positive People Should Not Take Skin Disorder Drug Amevive

FDA and the pharmaceutical company Biogen Idec on Thursday said HIV-positive individuals should not take the company's skin drug Amevive because it might lower their CD4+ T cell counts, Reuters reports (Reuters, 11/10). The drug is approved to... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Patients With HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Introduction Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Presentation Diagnosis Management of Survivors of Trauma Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) References Further Reading I. Introduction Exposure to a traumatic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Risk Behavior Among Patients With Co-occurring Bipolar and Substance Use Disorders: Associations With Mania and Drug Abuse

The researchers note that bipolar and substance use disorders often co-occur, and "both are associated with impulsivity, impaired judgment and risk-taking." In this study, the team set out to describe the rates of HIV sexual and drug risk behaviors... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Diagnosis and Treatment of Endocrine Disorders in the HIV-Infected Patient

Disturbances of adrenal, thyroid, growth hormone, and gonadal function are commonly seen in HIV disease and may contribute to the loss of muscle and lean body mass in advanced HIV disease. Increasingly, anabolic hormonal therapies are being... Read more »
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Do I have a mental disorder from HIV? PLEASE REPLY

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
It's me again. Sorry to keep making threads. My only "risk" is masturbating with a pair of worn panties, with a light yellow stain. I know it was sick and wrong. No matter how much evidence I hear against being able to contract HIV from this, I... Read more »

SKin Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if Vitiligp is related to HIV infection? I have white spots all over my back Read more »

ARS Patient cases

Posted by Anonymous
Primary HIV Infection Case Presentations
The following cases illustrate the complexities involved in recognizing and correctly diagnosing primary HIV infection (PHI). Extensive lab work, but also thorough history taking, is required. Patient 1 was... Read more »

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 »