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Purple Lesion Inside Mouth From ARS

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AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...and not life-threatening. KS is mostly a disease of men: there are at least 8 men with KS for each woman. It is one of the most visible signs of AIDS, because it usually shows up as spots on the skin (lesions) that look red or purple on white skin, and bluish, brownish or black on dark skin. Lesions often occur on the face, arms and legs. KS on the skin is not life threatening. However, KS lesions on the feet and legs can make it difficult to...
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PEP - ARS symptoms genital lesions?

Dear Dr Frascino,First of all thank you for the site and the wonderful work that you do here. It is an amazing resource.I have been unable to find a similar case in the archives and would be very grateful for your comments on my situation. I had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unlikely.2.Symptoms related to ARS are extremely variable from case to case.3.No.4.Sorry, without being able to examine the "unusual lesions," I really can't offer a differential diagnosis. However, I can advise it is not KS, due to the timeframe... Read more »

lesions on corner of mouth

I have been pos for at least 10 years. I am on crixivan,retonivir,d4t,sustivia! (seems like a lot to me!) I am doing well--cd4 is 1250. Viral load is undetectable. I have had what appears to be herpes lesions on the outside corner of my mouth for 5...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...actually seeing it, but what you are describing sounds like angular cheilitis, a fungal infection that affects the angles of the mouth. You might try an antifungal cream and see if that helps. If it doesn't and you and your doctor are stumped,... Read more »

Mouth lesions

I don't know what type of infection I have in my mouth? On each side of my mouth(cheek area) there are two white lines/tubes that go from my molar area and finish on the interior area of my lower lip. This has been going on for almost two/three...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...In the vast majority of cases, herpetic lesions which are managed by Valtrex, would appear on keratinized or fixed tissues not the inside of the cheeks. What you have described Read more »

Strange white lesion/sore in mouth

I have a question. I may or may not have been exposed to HIV about 2 months ago (I performed unprotected oral sex on another male). Recently, about 4 days ago, I got a white lesion or sore on my gums. It is kind of sore, but doesn't constantly...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...determine the cause of the "sore".One general point: please do not rinse with undiluted hydrogen peroxide. If you prefer peroxide mouthrinses, I highly recommend Peroxyl which is a pleasant tasting, diluted, hydrogen peroxide mouthrinseTake... Read more »
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The Well Project

Cancers

...bruises) May resemble "blood blisters" (lesion involves growth of blood vessels) May be swelling around lesion (lymphedema) Oral cavity (inside of mouth): Trouble eating and swallowing Gastrointestinal tract: Diarrhea Cramping ... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Lesion Liberation Unlikely: KS Proves Formidable Foe As Angiogenesis Inhibitors and Stealth Chemotherapy Fall Short of Expectations

...writes. In the past they have tried pentoxyfilline, CD8+ and also Roche's dreaded tat antagonist -- which appeared to make KS lesions worse. At present, UCLA is the only site in the country trying the soluble TNF receptor (Immunex, rhuTNFr:Fc)... Read more »
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Molluscum

... What Is Molluscum? Molluscum contagiosum is a skin infection. It is caused by a virus. Molluscum causes small bumps (lesions) to appear on the skin. Most of them are less than half an inch in diameter. They have a hard white core. Some... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...you or your partner have an untreated STD, badoral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease), or take ejaculate (cum) inthe mouth. There are things you can do to reduce the risk associated with oralsex: Don't have oral sex if you or your... Read more »
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lesiones cutaneas

Posted by tronco2
...alguien me puede decir de que manera se presentan las lesiones cutaneas? gracias. Read more »

Oral Lesions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...3 months after possible exposure i have a small hard bump on the roof of my mouth. Is this common with HIV symptoms? Read more »

KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know if KS lesions appear and disappear spontaneously? I noticed a red-purple mark(looks like little blood blisters) on my leg less than one/half inch. I noticed it about 4 1/2 years ago. It disappeared Read more »

Covering KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous
...Can anyone recommend a good product to cover a lesion? I hope to find something waterproof. Thanks for any suggestions. Read more »