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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

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

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Hi,does hiv cause glossitis and blisters on the skin.

Hi,does hiv cause glossitis and blisters on the skin.

Not HIV: HIV is not a likely cause of this sort of thing. For sure this would never be the only symptom of an HIV infection. ...Read more

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Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Fungal rash: Usually doesn't look like a friction rash or rash from razor burn, but they can appear atypical. It is best to have a knowledgeable provider look at it. One look is worth 1000 words. ...Read more

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Is herpes rash contagious? Specifically what kind of skin to skin contact will spread herpes?

Is herpes rash contagious? Specifically what kind of skin to skin contact will spread herpes?

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

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Is skin rashes on penis infection ?

Is skin rashes on penis infection ?

It may or may not be: Related to an infection. Recommend medical eval for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex affect other areas of the body, without direct skin to skin contact?

Can herpes simplex affect other areas of the body, without direct skin to skin contact?

No: Herpes Simplex stays fairly well contained and usually involves the mucous membranes. It should not affect areas without direct contact. All the best. ...Read more

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Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

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

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What are the signs of lupus without a skin rash?

What are the signs of lupus without a skin rash?

See details: http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria The above link lists the diagnostic criteria. ...Read more

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Infected rashes and peeling skin at the sam time ?

Infected rashes and peeling skin at the sam time ?

If you're asking...: ...Whether you both can occur at the same time, yes. Most rashes peel as they go away, the same way a sunburn does. You shouldn't assume your rash is infected, though, unless a culture has been taken and is positive -- in which case you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Penis rash and shedding skin ?

Penis rash and shedding skin ?

See your doctor: Any rash on the penis needs to be seen to be diagnosed, and can be due to a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Parts of my skin are not tanning like the rest. Does a ringworm rash change skin pigment?

Parts of my skin are not tanning like the rest. Does a ringworm rash change skin pigment?

Yes: Often, ringworm, a type of fungal infection will cause the skin to be hypopigmented so the area where you have the infection will be lighter. Try applying an antifungal cream. Once the infection clears, the skin color should return to normal. ...Read more

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Is HPV spread through skin to skin contact? What types?

Yes: All types of hpv are transmitted by skin to skin contact. There are about 100 different types of hpv. About 50 are genitally transmitted. ...Read more

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Are skin scrapings around the face and hair line scalp just as helpful as biopsy of skin in diagnosis of dermatology types DLE SLE etc ?

No: Skin scrapings are not a substitute for biopsy. However a biopsy may not be needed, depending on other findings, clinical history and blood test results. ...Read more

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Which skin infection causes white/yellow biofilm looking secretions from scalp, and skin? (animal contagious, survives on household items)

Which skin infection causes white/yellow biofilm looking secretions from scalp, and skin? (animal contagious, survives on household items)

Odd question: I'm not sure I understand exactly what you mean when you say "animal contagiou?" Do you mean that the infection can be passed from humans to animals or vice versa? And which household items does this infection exist on? What is the clinical associated with your question? Do you have a picture you can upload? Send to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Some kind of allergy on skin. Very itchy?

Some kind of allergy on skin. Very itchy?

See dr.: Rashes are tough to DX over the computer, try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to start for the itch and get it evaluated for a dx. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more