Hi doctor,i have itching back with small red pimples and also itching in the eye which last for nearly 3 weeks. is it hiv? i had unprotected sex before 5 weeks. i go to gym and sweat a lot normally. is itching on back is because of acnes? is itching on ey
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
Sweating: The eye and supporting tissues are an area of poor immunologic protection, but itching and pimples are less likely to be a sign of HIV, and more a sign of local mucosal irritation or allergy than anything else. If your concerns are worrisome get aN STD screen and a 4th generation HIV screen to be sure that you are not HIV positive or at risk of STD infection. Have your GP examine your face as well
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Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
See allergist: These are not the typical presentation for HIV. Acne also does not itch. May try topical hydrocortisone cream for a few days but if the problem worsens or persist, consider seeing an allergist
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Last updated Aug 13, 2016
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