[Question #7064] Flow up to questions on #5884 #7024

7 months ago
Dr. Handsfield has answered my questions in reference to rash I have.  I went to a dermatologist and he said it’s grovers disease from moving to Florida? Heat etc.  and said it’s rare.    Is grovers disease related to HIV in anyway?  

I had a strip club experience detailed in #5884  which was told no risk 3 yrs ago was the experience. And another strip club lap dance experience detailed in #7024.

This is my last question as I can’t handle this anxiety and I’m too anxious to even google grovers disease.

Thank you and hopefully I am fine and not putting wife at risk with this fear of HIV.  


7 months ago
Also called transient acantholytic dermatosis which says it’s non-immune mediated acantholytic.  Whatever that means.

I just read that Hiv eventually causes rashes later on and that’s my fear.  Thank you 

Every experience I posted dr was kind of enough to assure me their was no risk.
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
7 months ago
Sorry, but we really can't help any further. Until now, I never heard of Grover disease, or it's formal name. But it has nothing to do with HIV. And of course I haven't changed my mind about the zero risk for HIV from your strip club events.

This is not a site for emotional support. You clearly are irrationally obsessed with this; it is not normal to remain so conerned after the repeated, reasoned, science-based reassurance you have had, from your own doctors as well as this forum and other sources. I suggest professional counseling. 

The forum does not permit repeated questions on the same topic or exposure. This being your third, with identical opinions and advice each time, it must be your last. Future new questions about your strip club adventure, worries about HIV, and/or the same symptoms will not receive even this much reply, but will be deleted without comment and without refund of the posting fee. This policy is based on compassion, not criticism, and is designed to reduce temptations to keep paying for questions with obvious answers. In addition, our experience is that continued answers to anxiety-driven questions simply prolong those anxieties, when a better option is usually to seek professional counseling. Finally, such questions have little educational value for other users, one of the forum's main purposes. Thank you for your understanding.

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HHH, MD---
7 months ago
Understood, thank you.