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is tinea versicolor an early sign of hiv infection ? i get conflicting answers here .

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Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not by itself: Tinea versicolor by itself is not an indication of an impaired immune system. Markers for aids are infections like widespread candidiasis, coccidiomycosis, toxoplasmosis, tb, and others. If you are concerned, please see your primary care provider and get tested for hiv. That is the only certain way of knowing if you are infected.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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