The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Are Itchy Red Spots A Symptom Of HIV

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Body

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
Ask the Experts

Itchy Red Bumps

Yesterday, 256 miles away in Atlanta, I was in the exam room with my good friend, a twenty year survivor, when the doctor told him he more than likely had "itchy red bumps". The good doctor had mentioned one of those scarey latin descripitive words...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Staph), fungus, and sometimes no cause is found. The best way to know for certain what the cause is is to do a culture of the bump or to do a skin biopsy. Sometimes doctors will try a course of antibiotics (like Bactrim) and see if the... Read more »

itchy red bumps on neck/face currently on sustiva and truvada

i have itchy red bumps on my face and neck and maybe one or two on my back, i am on sustiva truvada and zithromax my doc says it's normal but he also told me to use selsun blue and that was a horrible suggestion, is this reaction normal or is it a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Localized rash like you describe could be due to a drug reaction but more often is due to some other problem like eosinophilic folliculitis, immune reconstitution reactions, and others. Selsun Blue sometimes helps decrease the problem actually if... Read more »

I need your more than 20 years experience ..( 500$ donation ) ..

Dear Dr. Bob ,Really i need you , I need your more than 20 years experience as specialist in the field of HIV ..please help me , 500$ is ready for your organization I am writing to you since one year but I cant get your even one word reply I am a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Lebanese Worrier,Your exposure was "unprotected sex without penetration for more than 45 minutes???" Without penetration??? What exactly were you doing? Playing Naked Twister? Oh, never mind. With or without penetration doesn't matter in your... Read more »

Whoo-hooing permission/Want Sound Advice

Please answer, my 4th time trying, and I really do want to donate!!!!!!First, I want to say Dr. Bob has been my 'hero' these last few months as I have been going crazy!! Thanks for all your support, my Cyber Doctor Expert! You are very much...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Anxious Florida College Guy,Insertive oral sex carries a miniscule risk for HIV. Your partners and you have all tested HIV negative 3 months after any potential exposure. So, no one has HIV and you were engaged in an extremely, extremely... Read more »
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,... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

...married or single. It's what you do, not who you are, that puts you at risk for HIV. How Long Does It Take to Feel a Symptom of HIV? People can have HIV for 10 years or more and never show any symptoms. Other people can get symptoms... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...testing? Read through these excellent overviews: HIV Testing: The Facts Are You Positive You're Negative? What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Ways to Test for HIV Types of HIV Tests Deciding if and When to Be Tested From... Read more »
Connect With Others

red bumps

Posted by Anonymous
...white ones are on my biceps and i dunno what it is tho but i think ive had it for aslong time but i dunno and how is red bumps a symptom of HIV Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...become very concerned that this persistent problem has not gone away for 9 months leading me to believe it could be an early symptom of HIV. I do recall that when I first noticed symptoms of these bumps I was working in an old office building... Read more »

I am freaking out

Posted by Why_did_I, 3 Replies
...the soar throat, lymph glands, etc. I began to freak out and started to look for the smallest thing thinking that it was a symptom of HIV infection. The day after I arrived back home, I started at my new job which was a huge change in my daily... Read more »

Red Bump on the penis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have a little red bump or sore on my penis, is this normal amongst guys ? Read more »