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Are Black Spots An Early Sign Of HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Check It Out The Bottom Line What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? HIV fraud is the promotion, advertisement,
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Syphilis worries...

Dear Dr BobHow long should it take for symptoms of syphilis to go after a course of penilcilin has been administered to an HIV positive patient with syphilis as well? I'm a sex addict and have been infected with syphilis 3 times this year (I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are a marker for behaviors associated with HIV transmission.What is the treatment for syphilis?Syphilis is easy to cure in its early stages. A single intramuscular injection of penicillin, an antibiotic, will cure a person who has had syphilis... Read more »

Update 3 lives in danger

Hi Dr. Bob How are you? Sorry to be writing again and I'll try and be brief. I saw an Infectious Disease Specialist who ran a CD4 test on me. The results were CD4 of 1318, a CD4% of 46% and she said the CD4/CD8 ratio was normal. A CBC also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in my anus twice. Inserted and pulled out and then inserted again. Prior to engaging in sex with this person I noticed a big black circular spot near her genitals. I didn't think much of it but realized this was a sign of KS later on after doing... Read more »

infection from dry blood (DRIED BLOOD, 2009)

Dear Dr Bob,You are certainly a great inspiration to the hiv world. For someone who is infected but is very active in helping others and always maitains a positive attitude, this is just amazing!!I have a question, suppose dried blood from an hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infection, so Im Guessing Sensorineural? Back to ENT. Looks Like ill get a Hearing aid.So...Apart from these Painless Little dots in my Mouth, 2 Ulcers, Glands on/off pain in Neck and Armpit, and Deafness. Im Staring to feel Much Better, and its... Read more »

KS diagnosis methods

Dear doctor,I am 29yo and I write from a town near Napoli. I have started HAART with Truvada and Sustiva since 4 weeks with 252cd4/ml (16%) and VL=939.000. I have lost 6 kg (from 77 to 71) but I eat even more than before. Next week I'll know my...
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
That pathology report is not definitive for KS. It is difficult to say with any certainty what you skin lesions represent and I suggest you get them biopsied to be certain and confirm any diagnoses. Read more »
Articles
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...virus itself. Making the window period for HIV as short as possible is a critical public health priority, as people in the very early stages of HIV infection play an outsized role in the spread of infection within social networks. RNA-based... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...these activities someone else's blood might enter your own bloodstream (which, incidentally, cannot happen if a scab or a sore spot on your skin brushes against a surface that looks as if it has dried blood on it): unprotected vaginal or anal... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...pain might only occur when you put weight on the joint. In more severe cases the pain could be constant. An MRI scan can spot early stages. X-rays and other scans can detect advanced osteonecrosis. Diet and Healthy Bones Even though you... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...or suicide Difficulty making decisions or concentrating Changes in sleep patterns Fatigue or loss of energy Some of the early signs of depression can be similar to those of HIV, making depression harder to diagnose. Depression can also be... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Worried well with alarming symptoms, few questions

Posted by scaredstiff, 4 Replies
...her lymph nodes was visually obvious. At about the same time, I noticed the appearance of little pinpoint-sized bright red dots on my skin. I have about 10 on each upper arm, one on my right forearm, and four on my chest. All of them are... Read more »

Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

NewsWeek Snippit

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...that killed gay men and drug addicts to a global scourge that has decimated the African continent, cut a large swath through black America and infected almost as many women as men worldwide. The death toll to date: 25 million and counting.... Read more »