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Are Painful Red Spots A Symptom Of HIV

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Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

...common side effects of enfuvirtide are skin reactions where the drug is injected. Almost everybody who uses enfuvirtide gets these reactions. They can be very mild, such as slight redness. They can include itching, swelling, pain, hardened skin, or hard lumps. Each reaction might last up to a week. With two injections each day, people using enfuvirtide might have reactions at several spots on their body at the same time. Very few patients...
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are the following symptoms: muscle pain, joint pain, throat pain, night sweats, lymph gland pain all together only connect to hiv?

are the following symptoms: muscle pain, joint pain, sore throat, night sweats, lymph gland pain, oral thrush all together only connect to hiv? There are no other diseases it could realte to really, right?
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
Those symptoms are all related to HIV, and many other viruses including flu, mono and others.MH Read more »

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 »

upper back pain...HIV symptom??

(1)im 22. 5'11.. 130 lbs..22 yrs old. after i had unsafe sex w/ a woman. the following day i suddenly felt swelling or sore or burn sensation at my upper back for 5 days.. on the 6th day my upper back is aching (particularly my back ribs) and still...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That would be highly unlikely to be related to HIV infection. Most likely it would be a muscle or tendon sprain/injury. I would have a good primary care doc take a look at you if the symptoms persist for another week or so. KH Read more »
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Fuzeon

...patients. The severity of reaction is variable, and for most is mild to moderate. Symptoms could include itching, swelling, redness, pain or tenderness, hardened skin or bumps. Bumps termed "nodules" seem to occur more frequently and severely in... Read more »
The Well Project

Tuberculosis

...disease may develop symptoms including: Cough lasting more than 2-3 weeks Coughing up sputum (phlegm) or blood Chest pain Fever or chills Night sweats Fatigue (unusual tiredness) Loss of appetite Wasting (excessive weight loss) ... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...white-yellow discharge that might occur with itching, burning and swelling. A bad case can make walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral candidiasis, called thrush , involves the mouth and sometimes the throat. It can... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...infection spreads deeper into the throat it is called esophagitis . It looks like white patches similar to cottage cheese, or red spots. It can cause a sore throat, pain when swallowing, nausea, and loss of appetite. Thrush can also cause... Read more »
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can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...last one week.However the pain has decreased a lot.I had no dry cough but a running nose.Can these be an counted as acute hiv symptoms. Doc currently I am in my last year of my Information tech course.Since last 1 month I am not able to... Read more »

When does the pain not feel like pain anymore?

Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies
...am not allowed to ever read it. When I look around the world thru the eye glasses of the net, I see a whole hell of alot of pain and suffering. Friends who helped me initially now are now doing serious battle against a simple infection that a 2... Read more »

Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
...Hi all. I had a few questions. When someone experiences early symptoms of HIV, do they all come at once? Or can they come seperately. I have had diarrhea for more than a month now, then I started having Read more »

Scared

Posted by Janes, 5 Replies
...does it safe. Anyway here's a list of symptoms I developed: After - 2 weeks; few nights nightsweats - 2,5 weeks; 3 tiny (2 mm) red spots on my scrotum. This frightened me a lot, - days after; pain in scrotum for about 4 days, pain/ tingeling... Read more »