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Are Brown Spots On My Penis A Sign Of Hiv

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weird brown spots on scrote and base of penis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i did some barebacking last night and now i have these weird marks on my genitals. i wonder if it's just cuz i had an erection for a long time, had cockrings on and such- or could they be a sign of something bad?

i'm wondering if i should just wait... Read more »

brown spots

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a possible exposure 4 months ago tested neg at 1o weeks ,now ive had brown spots on face that resemble age spots never had this before and now have about 10 of them that just appeared,iwas reading that brown spots could be a sign of hiv ,does... Read more »

dark brown bump on meatus

Posted by rajeevgg, 2 Replies
having very minor dark brown bump near meatus on my penis. had safe sex 3 months. bump is very minor and painless. still having fear about it. Read more »

itchy spots

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I WAS WONDERING WHAT RASH IS GENERALIZED WITH HIV SYPMTOMS..I STARTED HAVING ITCHY RED AREAS ON MY ARMS...SOMETIME ON MY LEGS...SINCE DEC. 20..THE DAY I WENTTO A CONCERT..I WAS BY THE STAGE RUBBING ON EVERYONE ELSE THAT WAS SWEATY..SINCE THATS ALL... Read more »

spots on skin

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was tested at 3 months neg ,now i still have joint pain and aches,also in the last week ive had about 10 to 15 red or brown spots appear on my cheeks and forhead which i never had before almost look like age spots but im not old.I have read that... Read more »
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brown spots, bruises, HIV????

Dr. BobHello..i am scared beyond belief. I have small brownish/purplish spots on my stomach and sides, they are small less than the size of the head of an eraser, they very much resemble scars, but they are not. Also i have noticed that it is 6...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Scared Little Gay Boy,You tested negative four months after a low-risk exposure (oral sex); yet you "know" you are infected??? Hmmm . . . well, I'd have to disagree with that conclusion, as you have incontrovertible evidence to... Read more »

Brown spot on my nose?

My boyfriend occasionally gets a dark brown/red spot on the tip of his nose. It comes and goes sometimes it's not noticeable, and other times its very noticeable. He does NOT have HIV/AIDS. Sometimes he gets small red marks around the neck area...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Obviously, one of the more characteristic manifestations of HIV disease on the skin is Kaposi's sarcoma, which is dark red in color and raised or flat. It does not come and go as you describe, but it can sometimes be more subtle, and simply be... Read more »

Brown Age Spots

I have been on Kaletra/Combivir for 3 yrs. now. Starting numbers were CD4-223 and VL-23,000. Numbers now are 503 and undetectable. My problems is I have "age spots" on my left side of my cheek and forehead. Are these med. related?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would not generally believe that the spots you describe are due to either "age" of your particular HIV drugs. I would have a dermatologist try to precisely identify what the brown spots are and discuss possible causes. KH... Read more »

Red and Brown Spots after Combivir

Dear DoctorI had a one time sex with a prostitute where condom had broken. I was prescribed Combivir as a PEP for 28 days which I completed. I had an ELISA test after 55 days of exposure (27 days post PEP) where HIV1+O2 antibodies and P24 antigen...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The spots you describe would unlikely be related to either the short course of Combivir or from HIV infection-if persistent/worsening recommend assessment by your primary care provider. KH... Read more »
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