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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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Can itchy skin be the only symptom of HIV?

I suffer from itchy skin and I'm worried it might be a cancer. Going through your site/forum, I read this piece of information from you:"Itchiness is not an uncommon finding in lymphoma patients, and in AIDS patients in general."Does...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I did indeed respond to a query stating that "itchiness is not an uncommon finding in lymphoma patients, and in AIDS patients in general." There are so many causes for itchy skin, ranging from the less serious causes (e.g. new detergent,... Read more »

Malignant skin cancer; is this AIDS?

My daughter has been diagnosed with malignant skin cancer. More tests are pending. She is worried about AIDS because of a stupid relationship with a promisicious needle user. What are the initial symptoms of AIDS?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
There are many forms of malignant skin cancer; some are worse than others. What type does your daughter have? Although some skin cancers are related to HIV/AIDS, most skin cancers are not. If you are (or she is) concerned about HIV infection,... Read more »

Dry Skin and AIDS

I am a 37yr old woman, and I have AIDS. Lately, the past 3 months, I have had extremely dry and flaking skin on my face. Not only is it unattractive, it actually burns when I wash my face. Is this due to AIDS or am I just all of a sudden stricken...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Susan, dry skin is very common among persons with AIDS. Are you taking any medications? Some meds can do this, and then dry skin also seems to accompany HIV itself. The winter is a particularly difficult time because the humidity goes down, and... Read more »

Theres nothing like the feeling of skin on skin.............EXCEPT!!

Congratulations on a fantastic web resource, I commend you for your efforts and undoubted energy in provinding so many answers. Now to my situation.......I have been a bit of a player, im in my mid 30's and do enjoy the company of the ladies....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day Michael,You estimate you've been with 200 girls!?!? Yeah, that qualifies you as "a bit of a player." You state you decided to practice "say sex"!?!? Hmm . . . at 200 and counting, I'd guess you... Read more »
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HIV Skin Symptoms (Pics) Please Read

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
Hello
I have some serious questions since Ive been very concerned lately, quite honestly the last year or so. I have not been tested and understand I should be tested. I would just prefer for someone's Professional advice. Sorry for the long read.

I... Read more »

Hiv ARS symptoms STRAIGHT into full blown AIDS?

Posted by anxious66, 1 Reply
I have posted about my risk before, unprotected oral (msm) me giving, no ejaculation. tested negative at 6 weeks with a 4th gen duo.

my question is more out of curiosity, although i am scared it MAY apply to me too. Kaposi's sarcoma is an infection... Read more »

Question about symptoms and about aids charities

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had what some would say is a low-risk exposure a couple months ago. I performed oral-sex on a gay man of unknown hiv status. i was sick at the time with a bad throat infection and bronchitis. but, still, i have been told that the chances are very... Read more »

AIDS symptoms in ARS? please help, goibng crazy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
The pain is unbearable that i always wake up at dawn at could not get back to sleep anymore. It started with weakness in both upper and lower extremities then after a while burning sensation on the dorsal area of the feet and arms appeared. It went... Read more »