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dandruff

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can eating food that had some dandruff from a HIV positive person cause HIV infection. I am really worried that something that I ate may have been contaminated by such. I know it sounds funny but I am really concerned. Please help if possible.

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dandruff a symptom?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried over a possible but unlikely and low risk exposure. It has been 9 months since the exposure and reading the posts on this board and those on the 'women' board, I am worried and startng to question if severe dandruff is any... Read more »

Is Strep Throat at all related to HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Recently someone posted that he has Strep and from this was concerned about HIV. Is there any link between HIV and Strep at all? Also, Is there any connection between excessive dandruff and HIV? I have heard that that may be a sign. THanks

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My close relative has HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have evidence that one of my closest relatives is HIV positive. My relative has not been open about it and lives as if nothing has changed. The only concern is that my relative is still dating but I really doubt if his partners are aware. I... Read more »

live-in relative with HIV/AIDS

Posted by qwerty, 4 Replies
i overheard a conversation from my lil brother concerning he might have hiv/aids; he is under 18 years old but i also heard in the conversation he's been sexually involved with other boys and men. he doesnt know i heard all this and now im... Read more »
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Dandruff

Nancy,This is a weird one but I hope you can answer it for me. Can eating food contaminated with an infected person's dandruff cause HIV infection? Is it even remotely possible?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Please re-send this question to the transmission section of the website. It really isn't a workplace question, which is where we need to invest our time. Thanks.... Read more »

Dandruff - - more like snowfall!

I have severe dandruff from my scalp and goatee. I wash daily, moisturize, use conditioner, use dandruff shampoo - everything I can thing of. Nothing works. It's a literal snowfall every day. It's quite embarrassing. My VL = 300,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Seborrhea of scalp is common cause of dandruff and is common in general population and even more so in HIV+ persons. Use of an anti-seborrhea shampoo containing selenium or a 2% ketoconazole shampoo on a consistent basis often will be helpful. I... Read more »

HIV related swelling

l have a 2 year old daughter who is on medication for HIV we both tested positive last year after she was continually getting ill we decided to get tested. Her face and armpits are swollen a little bit the swelling on the face is just before the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good questions. Certain HIV medications can increase fat in abdominal area so I recommend a review of the situation with her HIV specialist. Some of the older HIV meds cause that problem more than the newer ones and often the older meds are used in... Read more »

Extreme Fatigue & other side effects, are they related?

Dr Franscino,Is it common to experience a wide range of side effects even though my viral load is un-detectable and CD4 is 550? I have been taking epivir, zerit & sustiva for the past two years. Prior to the sustiva, I was taking viracept...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Faith,Drug efficacy - the ability of the drug to do what it's supposed to do, like control dandruff or decrease HIV replication - and drug toxicity - unintentional and often unwanted drug side effects - are 2 very different things and... Read more »
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