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Skin Rash In Hiv
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 coxsackie virus result in an all over body rash that burns, itches and leaves the skin raised.?
Yes: There can be other causes so see your dermatologist for the exact diagnosis. ...Read more
Herpes: It is still contagious even after the lesions have healed and they don't look like they are there, although when there are vesicles with fluid in them it is more contagious any kind of skin to skin contact can spread herpes. Asymptomatic people infected with hsv1 or hsv2 can still transmit the virus. The virus replicates on mucocutaneous surfaces and infects sensory nerve terminals and nucl. ...Read more
Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a body-wide rash, but not hive-like and usually not itchy. If you think you're at risk for STDs, get tested. But an STD is not a likely cause of this rash. Most rashes like this are due to drug allergy -- which could include an STD drug if you're on treatment. In that case, contact the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more
Skin itches and rashes form in some locations. Only happens in the summer, this is the 2nd year. Rash occurs on exposed and non-exposed skin.
Fungal likely: Usually occur in groin, armpits, under breasts, but occur anywhere where u sweat more. Fungus are notorious for reappearing during summer time as they like moist conditions. Key is to keep the areas as dry as possible. Antifungal and steroid creams are the usual treatment. A dermatologist can help ...Read more
Hep C hard to catch: Hep c is transmitted via blood, or sexual contact - like hiv. It is mostly transmitted amongst IV drug users. Even though you a hep c patient may get skin ulcers - this is usually due to a complication from the disease called cryoglobulinemia- these skin lesions are not contagious, but blood and other bodily fluids are. ...Read more
I am experiencing genital rash, skin redness or irritation and skin rash. They appeared first on both arms then spread to legs feet thighs & genitals?
Not enough info: Many possibilities, hard to guess at the cause from this description. You'll need to see a doctor in person. Good luck! ...Read more
I am experiencing genital rash, lip blister, skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy) , rash on face and rash on chest. The following also describe m...
Can the lady get herpes from the public toilets? Any red itchy bloody pimples in vagina means herpes?
Poor public toilets: Poor public toilets get 'blamed: for everything from Herpes to STD's. None of those cases are true. Most women squat in public toilets and "touch nothing" to avoid even in the "appearance of contact with the seat" The itchy bloody "pimples" need to be assessed by a MD to determine exactly what it is and if needed treat it properly. ...Read more
9 papular rash on palms, and many in the entire body. The rashes is itchy. Is it more likely to be Guttate psoriasis or syphilis?
Syphilis/Psoriasis: Never had sex contact of any kind, not infected at birth, no blood transfusions then very unlikely syphylis. Family Hx of psoriasis? Then more likely to be P. Picture is worth 1,000 words. Exactly where are the lessons on the body. Big worry. I would get blood test 4 S now. It S Kills. P does-not-usually. Why do you think Sylph? What has you Dr. said? But overall most likely Psoriasis. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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