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Is balanitis a sign of hiv

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
It is not: Look for some other cause. Depending on your actual physical findings, your physician may recognize possible etiologies and management. You were brav... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Balanitis: Balanitis is typically due to fungal infection but sometimes can be due to bacterial infection or allergic dermatitis. None of these conditions are l... Read More
Dr. James Lin
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Usually not at all..: It won't kill as long as it is contained within foreskin and glans penis as what you described.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Multiple causes: Get examined and get a full STD screen. Consider ALWAYS using condoms and have the molluscum treated ASAP. HIV testing would be indicated fro unprotec... Read More
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Get examined: None of this suggests any STD, unless you have molluscum contagiosum. If you do, maybe from some other exposure; 3.5 weeks probably is too soon. The c... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Hardly! Recurrent balanitis occasionally requires circumcision to cure. Consult an urologist.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 34 years experience
balanitis is an inflammation and not a sign of healing . Masturbation not recommended till balanitis heals
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Not HIV, but see MD: HIV is a thousand times less common than garden variety viral pharyngitis, and heterosexually transmitted HIV is extremely rare in eastern Canada, esp... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Tsai
Urology 30 years experience
Balanitis: Improve local hygiene, topical creams such as antifungal with steroids work and sometimes circumcision.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Circumcision or...: Balanitis with or without postitis is an infrequent annoyance in uncircumcised males. Keeping good genital hygiene generally prevents these infection... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Glans inflammation : Inflammation of both glans penis and foreskin is balanoposthitis. Both commonly occur together in uncircumcised males. Inflammation of the foreskin, m... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Balanitis: Warm sitz baths 2-3x a day and local antibiotic treatment (bacitracin usually works applied 2-3x a day). Area should be washed with soap and water dai... Read More

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