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Ringworm - HIV?
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Ringworm - HIV?

Hi,

I had unprotected vaginal sex about 2 & 4 years ago. I am now getting a "Ringworm" like rash on my arms after doing some work on my windows. I think there was some Pigeon droppings in the area which could have pre-empterd the ringworm, but i have been looking on websites and they say that it is a sign of HIV.
I have booked a test for next week, but i am brivcking it, could you please give advice.

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This doesn't sound at all like HIV to me.  Assuming you don't also have sex with men and don't use drugs by injection, you can be confident your HIV test will be negative.

I don't know what pigeon droppings has to do with your question.  Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection carried by birds in some parts of the country, which sometimes shows up as an opportunistic infection in AIDS.  But your symptoms certainly don't suggest histoplasmosis.

HHH, MD
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