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Are Itchy Red Spots An Acute Symptom Of HIV

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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 »

please describe Acute Retrovirus Seroconversion rash that you have seen.

Dr. Bob,Hello good man. Gay male, neg, awaiting hopefully another 45 days for a 90 day woohoo after getting the mild assurance of a 25 day woo hoo after "low risk" one night unproteceted oral and topping non insertive anal frottage with another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dermatologist. It took a week before I was able to see the dermatologist and the rash was already gone. But I did have a few red spots on my arms and body that come and go. Some itch and some dont and I am still having these spots for more than 6... Read more »

I feel like I have symptoms of HIV..Scared

Hi, about 6 weeks ago I was engaging in sexual activities with a male friend. Before we had "full on" sex (which we used a condom for) he entered me a couple of times for just a few seconds without a condom. Now I am freaking out because I have...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...determine your HIV status based on symptoms you are experiencing is unwise, anxiety provoking, and unreliable. Recent HIV infection (acute HIV infection, acute retroviral syndrome) should only be considered if ALL of the following are true: 1)... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Is there any STD that can produce these symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The most severe of which is a rash over my body. I wouldn't really call it a rash. It's more like small round firm bright red bumps that are over my body. The highest concentrations of these are on my scalp, and fore arms. I also have them on... Read more »

a question abour ars for jedi master od cougar or

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the fever during ars , how long does it last? could it go away in a few hours if tylenol is taken? and are swollen lymph nodes painful during ars? Read more »