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Offline Anne

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Face rash?
« on: August 02, 2019, 07:50:32 am »
Hi everyone, Itís been four months since my hiv diagnosis  2.5 million and CD4 320 serious seroconversion that lasted 12 weeks, Iím now undetectable (June 2019)and have a CD4 640 (June 2019). Iíve been gradually gaining my strength over the last month but have felt very stressed. Over the last few weeks I have developed what I thought was dermatitis around my mouth and chin, it has been very itchy red and blistering. I finally sought medical help and told it is folliculitis and have been given flucloxacillin and frusidic cream. Is this related to hiv? I have raised white cells and inflammation  markers still in my blood. This last week I have also got some gland pain again? Im taking  Triumeq.

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Re: Face rash?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 09:43:49 am »
Well folliculitis is common enough regardless of HIV status. Hopefully the cream will clear it up soon. Was the Doc concerned or thinking its anything but common folliculitis?

have felt very stressed

I am really sorry to hear this, stressing is not good and, can cause so many issues. Anything in particularly stressing you out? 

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Re: Face rash?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2019, 01:09:33 pm »
Hi I was doing really well, hair is now growing back which is great as it was depressing me further after the shock of the diagnosis. I think the stress dealing with my boyfriend as well as myself as it affecting us both deeply but in different ways, he feels guilty and is struggling with his CD4 which is 80. We both now are undetectable and take the same meds.
The GP I saw was not aware of my Hiv status so was just wondering if it is indeed related as I have never had skin rashes before testing positive.


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