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Is scabies a sign of HIV?

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Posted on Tue, 2 Sep 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: is scabies a sign of HIV?
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No, not at all.
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can it be?
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Brief Answer:
Can NOT be.

Detailed Answer:
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Scabies can not be a sign of HIV .
Scabies is caused by a parasite and have no relation to the causes of HIV.

The most remote relation is - the person who has both the HIV and scabies, can transmit both the diseases to another person. Otherwise there is no other relation.

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