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does hiv rash look like acne

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: A patient with HIV may have a variety of skin ailments as many viral infections clearly affect HIV patients more than non HIV patients this is also t ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Have seen : That is kind of important to know isn't it? To find out which you would need to be seen.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Whoa: This is serious. The rash of acute HIV infection is unlikely to feature pustules / pimples or blackheads. But this is beside the point. If you are con ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Get tested: As I stated earlier, symptoms of HIV are too variable to be relied on for diagnosis. HIV does not cause acne, however, if you have any doubt, get test ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: The rash with HIV tends to be red and flat or a bit raised. People have other flu like symptoms as well. Pimples are probably just pimples. If lots mo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: Not consisitent with HIV; however you will need to be screened and skin examined and treated. Protect yourself at all times- try condoms...or suffer t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
May not be acne: Dry spots are usually not acne. A young person with dry spots can try some over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream for a week, and then see his primary ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Variety of causes: Depends on how the rash looks and how long you have had it, it can be from many reasons. See your doctor about it.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Huge difference: Acne lesions are the familiar squeezable blackheads, whiteheads from which filaments can be expressed, and pimples. There are a variety of HIV skin le ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
No: Hiv infection by itself does not cause acne. Some of the complications due to immunosuppression can lead to acne-like lesions. Also, some HIV medicati ... Read More
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