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Bacillary angiomatosis
Jun 16, 2009

When is Bacillary angiomatosis likely to show up after contracting HIV? Could it show up just a few weeks after getting the virus?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Bacillary angiomatosis (bartonellosis) presents as red popular skin lesions that resemble (and are often mistaken for) Kaposi sarcoma in HIV/AIDS patients with very low CD4 counts (usually less than 50). This is a very late-stage opportunistic infection. It does not show up "a few weeks after getting the virus."

Dr. Bob



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