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Author Topic: Sensitive skin from HIV and/or meds?  (Read 607 times)

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Offline awakening

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Sensitive skin from HIV and/or meds?
« on: August 29, 2016, 02:42:43 PM »
Prior to diagnosis (but I was probably already poz) I noticed my skin was more sensitive than it used to be. If I scratched or rubbed myself lightly a temporary rash would form where scratched that looked somewhat hive-like. But it only lasts about 10 minutes then fades away. This has continued while on Triumeq and even though I'm undetectable it still happens even more than before starting meds. It's inconsistent sometimes in the day my skin will be very sensitive like described other times not at all. It doesn't itch or cause pain and fades quickly. My doctor is not concerned about it as it doesn't bother me, but wondering if others have had this kind of sensitive skin either due to HIV or meds? I know rashes are common side effects but this is not so much a rash as a sensitivity.
3/1/16: Tested neg
6/17/16: Diagnosed poz
6/17/16: CD4 - 524 cells/uL (30%), VL 22,900
7/2/16: Started Triumeq
8/1/16: VL 30, no CD4 taken
10/4/16: CD4 - 630 (31%), VL UD (<20)

Offline xunil

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Re: Sensitive skin from HIV and/or meds?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 10:03:18 PM »
I don't know about anything specific regarding HIV and skin related issues, but your skin is your largest organ.

I've noticed that my skin is much more sensitive to burning or tanning easily/quicker than it ever used to.
Diagnosed April 2015
First labs and specialist visit April 2015
Initial appt and labs: CD4 560 and VL 18,000
Started Triumeq June 2015
VL UD after 30 days on Triumeq, CD4 slowly rising.


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