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Skin rash. Maybe Rosacea, acne, dermatitis. Should I worry about HIV?

I Know I may be crazy, but I am probably needlessly worried about my daughter. She has had negative hiv tests in May 2009, January 2010, November 2011 and Sep. 2012. She has this skin rash on and off for the past couple of years on only on her face that seems to come and go and dermatologist says it may be rosacea , acne , dermatitis not sure. I think the last person she had relations with was around May 2012. She is a great kid and when i mentioned Hiv she got mad a me and probably rightfully so, because she has been tested a few times and does not think this is her problem. So am I just a worry wart? She is not an irresponsible type of of person.
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
I would simply advise you not to subject your daughter to unnecessary HIV testing. A simple skin rash without any other symptom is never a sign of HIV. Consult a dermatologist so that appropriate diagnosis can be made and treatment can be started. Encourage your child to indulge in safe practices as far as getting physically intimate is concerned so as to save both of you from irrelevant worries of STDs. Take care.
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Dermatologist Dr. Tanusree Biswas's  Response
Well if testing says negative , I would not think otherwise. Most skin conditions are very persistent,hence treatment should be long term and follow ups regular.As for sexual intercourse,I think practicing safe sex should be compulsory ,which I am sure you alwayz teach her.I appreciate the tests done for HIV ; a few follow ups on the skin concerns should ease the rest!
Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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