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Purple Lesion Inside Mouth From ARS

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Macular Rash inside mouth? Please respond.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently had one red spot on the hard palate of my mouth and one on my shoulder that only last a day or two. Could this be a sign of macular rash associated with HIV acute reaction? I am concerned since I came across pictures of rash's on the web... Read more »

Oral on lady possible lesion in back of mouth on soft palate please help

Posted by Sim, 1 Reply
Hi I have sort of already posted about this encounter but I have a slightly new worry, this may seem strange but I was examining the back of my throat as its been a bit sore recent as I have been smoking to much recently, and noticed I may have a... Read more »

dry mouth - ars ??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
would dry mouth, possibly caused by a viral infection, and starting about 6 weeks after exposure, be a potential ars ? Read more »

mouth blisters and ars

Posted by Anonymous
first off, this forum is really informative and a great place. i've posted several questions and having a hard time getting through to my six months test. i tested at 4 weeks and at 8 weeks and both were negative(elisa test). at 3 weeks i had some... Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
To Everyone Worried about ARS and Seroconversion
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Technically ARS and seroconversion are not the same thing.

ARS = Acute Retroviral Syndrome, sometimes called Acute Viral Syndrome, or Primary Vital... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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...
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 sounds very much like cheek biting, which would cause a white line... Read more »

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
Hi P,1.Extremely 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... Read more »

purple patches

Can a Kaposi sarcoma flat lesion, occur in one day, ie suddenly. I have about a dime size lesion on my thigh and it occurred in one day. it blanches though, can it still be Kaposi. Has been there a week unchanged....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Kaposi's sarcoma (K.S.) lesions do not blanch and dime-sized lesions do not appear within one day.K.S. was a major problem during the early years of the epidemic. Today it is seen only rarely. K.S. is caused by human herpes virus type 8... Read more »

Do I have KS? If that red/purple spot is driving your crazy, please read this.

I am HIV-. About 2 and a half years ago I noticed a couple marks on my wrist. They were all different in size. The one, about 2cm in size and oval shaped, has a pinkish type color. The inside is more like a white. I think they are actualy...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
As for your spots and the red spots of so many others who write, please permit me to re-run my response from Sept 16, 2001. It's applicable to your query--In the past months or so, I have received about 30 queries which describe pigmented... Read more »
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