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Are Painful Red Spots An Early Sign Of HIV

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Red spotted itchy rash in arms trunk and painful itchy swollen feet

Dr. Keith Henry, MD, I have been with inflammation problem for over a year now. I take a isentress, ziagen, intelence, prezista, norvir and BP meds. My MD at Kaiser seems to think I have a side effect of one of these cocktail, but not sure which...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good to hear from you-as you note sorting out which drug is the main culprit possibly causing a rash can be difficult when on many meds (particularly if due to resistance you need to be on a complex HIV regimen). I strongly suggest seeing a... Read more »

micro red pin like red spots..

Hello. I have micro red spots 7 to 9 on my hand. M afraid what is this. I had oral sex and tested... Read more »

red spots

how big are these red spots and what are all the signs of hiv and when do they start and how long... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.K. Physicians Missing Early Signs of HIV, Group Says

As many as 50% of early-stage HIV cases are being missed by physicians in the United Kingdom, largely because they overlook symptoms that are flu-like in nature, the National AIDS Trust said recently, BBC News reports. According to NAT, people... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cheap, Ultra-Sensitive Color Test Spots Early HIV, Cancer

Researchers at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom, have developed a test to detect viruses and disease biomarkers. This new test is reported to be 10 times more sensitive than the best available today.... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Uncertain Future for Early Access?

In the bad old days -- before effective combinations of HIV medications dramatically rolled back the tide of suffering and death from AIDS in this country -- informed patients-turned-activists helped institute a revolution in drug development that... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV Treatment Series: Early Intervention for Metabolic Complications of HIV

Today HIV management in the developed world is not just about clobbering the virus. It's about whole health and improved quality of life. Simpler medication regimens and symptom management are not the only priorities. HIV treatment now includes... Read more »
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nodule on Parotid Papillae early sign of HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello people,

First i'd like to say that The Body is a great site and i think it has many visitors from outside the US. So do i from Holland.

I'm suffering whith the following problem:

In august 2001 I have had protected oral and latex protected... Read more »

Are these early signs

Posted by seekneg, 3 Replies
Hi, please help:
In 13 years, I just had once non-protected sex with a girl that looks healthy for about 15 mn, ejaculating outside. 12 days later, my body got hot, sweating all the time for now 7 weeks. Test came negatif on 17th day of exposure... Read more »

Early HIV symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had weird symptoms for the last month (more intense the last two weeks).

They started with itching and then came a huge headache (constant with front and back of the head), pain in my neck, a little bit of diarrhea (gone now), a white tongue... 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 »