A 32-year-old female asked:
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Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

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Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience in Anesthesiology
Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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