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Taking Care of Your Skin

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Skin ailments are relatively common among HIV-positive adults, even those taking anti-HIV medications, report researchers in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. They surveyed 897 HIVers attending dermatology clinics, and about 61% were already taking anti-HIV drugs at the time of their appointments. Among the most prevalent skin diseases diagnosed: ''Folliculitis 18% ''Genital warts 11.5% ''Seborrheic dermatitis 10.6% The study also found HIVers taking anti-HIV drugs had a higher rate of molluscum contagiosum'which can be passed through sexual contact'and of light sensitivity than those not on antiretroviral therapy.

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