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Are Burning Red Spots An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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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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red spots

how big are these red spots and what are all the signs of hiv and when do they start and how long do they last i really need to no i am very scared...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rash seen in primary (new ) HIV infection is very nonspecific and usually doesn't last long (Often a matter of hours). It occurs most commonly on the upper trunk (front and back), neck and arms. It is usually a blanching rash (meaning... Read more »

Lower leg swelling with irregular brownish red spots/KS?

I am a 49 year old male with AIDS. I have been on all the current HAART combination with little success at bringing my viral load down and keeping it at a stable state. My viral load is 82,500 and my CD4 count is presently at 120.I had notice a...
Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
Any suspicious lesions of this type on the skin should be evaluated by a dermatologist, regularly. The fact that two years have elapsed since the last biopsy, and that new and maybe different lesions are now present, should prompt another... Read more »

Red spots,svollen lymps,infected toung...

Hello!Im a swedish girl and hiv isnt so usal here so the information is bad about help, symptoms etc. I hope some body can answer me. I tested negativ after 42 days and have no symptoms but after 12 weeaks i get red spoots on my cheest, arms,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Still unlikely to be HIV but I would get tested again at perhaps 3 months after any exposure that has you worried. Other sexually transmitted diseases can cause oral problems (herpes, gonorrhea) so you might consider getting checked for those if... Read more »

red spots

Dr. <i have been searching around for an answer to this, but no one has responded. In the CDCs website on HIV,the FAQ page says some symptoms are "red spots on the skin, in nose, mouth or eyelids." Are these spots they mention Karposi...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I think they're talking about Kaposi sarcoma.... Read more »
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Duration of Acute HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello: Generally, if I had a sore throat 3 weeks ago and now my nodes are slightly swollen in my neck and armpits, but never any rash or fever or oral signs, what is the risk of my having acute HIV infection? (Oral sex, no ejaculation, protected... Read more »

red spots

Posted by Anonymous

Please help has anyone with hiv had these symptons, im going for my test on monday , i just need some support. Its the third time ive had the test but since these symptons have started i havent been re-tested...this is about a year since last test.
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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 »

Sunburn or Acute HIV Rash??????

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi all and thanks for reading!

I am a 31 y/o light skinned black female. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend (38 y/o) of 3 months a little over a month ago. At this time I also had my regular localized minor acne episode on my face and I picked... Read more »