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Have to have HIV to have a fungal skin infection such as tinea versicolor?

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Dr. Henry Ng
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: No

Tinea versicolor is a failry common skin infection with a fungus called malassezia furfur. A person does not need to have HIV infection in order to have a case of tinea versicolor. This can be treated by oral or topical antifungals depending on the extent of the infection.

In brief: No

Tinea versicolor is a failry common skin infection with a fungus called malassezia furfur. A person does not need to have HIV infection in order to have a case of tinea versicolor. This can be treated by oral or topical antifungals depending on the extent of the infection.
Dr. Henry Ng
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Absolutely NOT !!!

These are extremely common problems in the general population and one need not be immunosuppressed in any form.

In brief: Absolutely NOT !!!

These are extremely common problems in the general population and one need not be immunosuppressed in any form.
Dr. Martin Raff
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