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Are Black And Blue Marks A Sign Of Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Events, Statements, Initiatives and Opinion Pieces Mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Opinion Pieces Newspapers recently published opinion pieces to mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Summaries appear below. Bob Johnson, Louisiana Weekly : "In these times, when HIV/AIDS is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jersey City Group With Focus on LGBT Youth Will Mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day With Event

The LGBT non-profit Our Youth will commemorate Monday's National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with an evening of food, performances and giveaways on Feb. 4 at Jordan's Lounge on Newark Ave. The event will be co-hosted by Illusions Pageantry System,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Local Group to Mark Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Tonight

On the eve of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dixon called on Pittsburgh's minority community, particularly African Americans, to educate themselves about the disease. "We continue to see... Read more »
Ask the Experts

black marks or lesions on skin

I amn on Combivir and Stochrin. I have developed marks after itching and then a blister/bump/pimple would appear and then later as it heals it leaves black marks. Is that caused by the HAART? My cd count was 36cells/mm now it is 260 cells/mm after...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The skin lesons that you describe would rarely be associated with the HIV regimen you are on. Neurodermatis or dermographia are conditions that can result in exaggerated responses to scratching. If your platelet count and bleeding times (also... Read more »

Is this black marks Kaposi Sarcoma or a Truvada or Alluvia side effect?

Attachment 040 is a photo of his right leg with the newly presented discolouration and 041 is a photo of his left arm with discoloration from the first time he had a reaction to ARV for comparison purposesQuestion: His regime has been changed a few...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Attachments arent available- complicated history with frustrating skin problems that could have been exacerbated by some of the prior medications, immune reconstitution and other concurrent factors. Skin coloration from Aluvia (Kaletra in US) +... Read more »

Blue Cross Blue Shield won't pay for my VL Test

Please help me my friend has Aids and his v load is undetectable now. He has had several VL tests at Palos Community HospitalPalos Park, IL. and they bill his Blue Cross Blue Shield and everytime they refuse to pay because they say these are...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Insurance reimbursement is a thorny issue. There are published guidelines from the NIH and International AIDS Society-USA, which have been recently published in Morbidity Mortality weekly report(MMWR)from the CDC, Journal of the American Medical... Read more »

Stress making this guy turn red living in a Blue state..!..

Dr. Bob, I made big mistakes 8 or nine weeks ago when I saw a few 'sex workers'. (that was the last exposure, there was one ten weeks ago, and another woman about 12 weeks ago). I know, this practice was not smart. Hope to learn and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Bill,My response to the question you found in the archives would apply to you as well. You may "think you have HIV for sure," but I do not. Your exposure risk was minimal at best. Your symptoms are not consistent with HIV ARS and... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
dear gman and jackie blue,please can you tell me,
when you feel scared or afraid,or lonely,how do you cope.
i think aids is more accepted in the gay world,than in hetro world.somtimes i alone.ive been scared so much now,for so long,i... Read more »

Browm marks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was reading that symptoms of hiv along with others i have are brown spots or marks on the skin.I have recently been getting brown spots that look like liver spots on my face and abdomen.Is this the kind of brown looking spots there talking about.

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possible to show symptoms BEFORE the 10 year mark?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm acutely aware that ON AVERAGE it takes HIV 10 years to progress to AIDS, usually at the onset of an 'AIDS-defining' illness. Have there been cases of very quick progression to AIDS (due to more maligant and mutated strains)? Are there any... Read more »

Track Marks at 13 Weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi all!

In case you were wondering about the title of this post, I'm not a drug's been 95 days of sheer hell and, in my panic, I took both the Home Access test and had blood drawn at a clinic. Hence the "track marks" on my arm and... Read more »