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Hiv And Skin Problems
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Can you get HIV from full body ,face and head massage ? From cuts on hands and body if masseuse
is HIV positive?
Yes: Here's your best approach. Lab testing for syphilis is reliable; get tested and if you need to be treated, accept treatment, which is usually easy. If the hair loss, aches, and rash persist, get with a good dermatologist / rheumatologist and see whether you perhaps have discoid lupus, vasculitis syndromes, and/or one of the other "connective tissue diseases" also. Keep up you proactive approach. ...Read more
Are exfoliative cheilitis and dry skin, indicates dendritic cell death on people with HIV infection? Are the two of those were HIV symptoms?
No: Hiv infects the t-helper cells and leads to their depletion. It does not affect the dendritic cells. Cheilitis or linear ulcers at corner of lips has a lot of causes including zinc deficiency and not necessarily indicative of hiv. Neither is dry skin. It's no more common in persons with HIV than the next person. ...Read more
Can HIV blood penetrate my legs ,arms ,scalp,face SKIN?fear is can hiv blood go through hair holes from where my hair grows on the skin ?
I think they are called hair follicle .are they part of the skin can HIV blood pass through ? And cause HIV
HIV thu skin: No. HIV cannot get to you thru "hair holes". Must have cut or scrape in the area for HIV to infect. I would discuss with your Dr there and show where the area is you are worried about. If the follicles are markedly inflamed and bleeding they worry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eczema runs in family & I have problems with dry skin on whole body. The skin on my face peels easy but Not itchy at all. Can it be eczema still?
Sir, from 2 years im getting skin diseases like wart, black patches and white dots over hand .. Is skin diseases symptoms of diabetes?
Could HIV and hepatits c amd other infections be located everywhere examples resturants, car peddles, clothing, bottom of shoes? Can cause infection?
Past few months, a lot of skin issues. Infected ingrown hair and pimples, start small, progress to boils. Severely dry itchy skin on elbows. Could there be an underlying cause?
Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus
Rash in newborn: ETN is not likely the cause (usually in first few days to 2 wks). Neonatal acne is common and generally starts around 3 weeks of age. Yes, neonatal acne can cover the areas mentioned. Another common rash to be considered is seborrheic dermatitis - this rash will typically have flaky patches as well. No treatment for acne, severe seborrhea may be tx with low dose steroid (ask your pediatrician) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly had bodily fluids on bag and shoes and touched them with hands have skin thats separated and arms with cuts am i at risk of HIV or hepatitis
VIral Infections: Nope. These viruses are not alive on inanimate objects. There is no risk. No need to worry. Please do not obsess about this. ...Read more
No unless...: You have open sore on your hand when you touch blood. ...Read more
Can the "Rash phase" in HIV seroconversion cause forehead acne without having any other rash on other parts ? Low risk + other symptoms
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more