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Updated 16 April 2015

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Onychomycosis (fungal nail infection) is common in HIV positive people. 

If your nails appear brittle, discoloured, ragged or dull, with debris under the nail, it may be a fungal infection. 

These infections are notoriously difficult to treat, and if over-the-counter antifungal creams don’t work, you can try a natural product such as tea tree or thyme oil.

Take a look at our HIV/Aids Centre for more information on managing your condition.


Take a look at our HIV/Aids Centre for more information on managing your condition.

 
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