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Are my skin conditions a sign of HIV?
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Are my skin conditions a sign of HIV?

So I've always had skin issues. At a young age I was diagnosed with Psoriasis and Keratosis pilaris, both of which have gotten better with age. About 7 years ago, I had unprotected sex with someone who's status I don't know. I don't recall getting sick after our few incounters. But last year at the age of 27, my dermatologist diagnosed me with rosacea (which my father has) and seborrheic dermatitis. When I started researching about both I found that seborrheic dermatitis is associated with HIV. Then, not long after I got ringworm on my face. A year later I now live on a different country and colder climate, I now have eczema. Are my skin conditions related to HIV? I haven't had an HIV test.
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Hi girl and welcome. There is a syndrome taking place around the world and its called HIV scare and i sense you have picked up on this as i went through it myself in the past. If it will rest your mind go have a test but from everything you wrote i dont believe you have it. Much of what you have your family has so you can see how genes play a part in our own sicknesses.
Just relax and take it easy and if its not one thing its another. Always remember when the bad things come so will the good.
Life is to be lived and experienced as we are all in this boat together..

A person said to me the other day, about a common disease that many people have, and said "why me" but i think the true statement should be "why us", as no one person is exempt from things that take place in this dance we call LIFE.
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Thanks! I'm just not sure why I'm having a sudden increase in skin issues though. Now I'm getting flaky skin on my ear lobe, and the side of my face near my ear, and down my neck. There is no redness, no itching, just rough and flaky. I just don't understand why.
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