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Are Purple Blotches A Symptom Of HIV

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...Hi,The five isolated "red/purple blotches (blemish) on your backhand" are not suggestive of or worrisome for HIV ARS or HIV disease. I cannot diagnose the exact cause Read more »

please describe Acute Retrovirus Seroconversion rash that you have seen.

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... If Boosted,* # ofDoses/Day: n/a Common Side Effects: Nausea, diarrhea,headaches, skin rash, skin discoloration Serious Side Effects: Buildup of lactic acid in the blood, enlarged... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...symptoms are mostly different than and should not be confused with the possible side effects from starting HIV drugs, like fever or skin rash. If side effects do occur, they usually appear soon after starting your meds. Within a few weeks your... Read more »
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...treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV infection. Ulcers in the vagina, persistent yeast infections, and severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)... Read more »
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Bruises/blotches?

Posted by countingdays, 1 Reply
... I'm now 5.5 weeks post exposure. Had a OraQuick oral swab negative test at 4.5 weeks. Today I got up and noticed two red blotches on my leg. They sort of look like bruises except I have no reason to be bruised, and they are red, not purple. ... Read more »

HIV skin rash

Posted by shinpai, 1 Reply
Does it usually itch? How long does it last? Also yesterday when I sat down to eat a hamburger my teeth hurt with the first couple of bites. It was not a terribly severe pain, but it was ver disconcerting. Sounds familar anyone?? Read more »

red, pink, brown or purplish blotches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The following is said to be a symptom of ARS: red, pink, brown or purplish blotches on and/or under the skin http://www.13kg.com/facts/hiv_aids_common_symptoms.htm That's rather scary. Does anybody know what Read more »

Rash on skin of penis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi All, After having sex with a sex worker I got a rash on my penis. Is a rash on the skin/shaft of the penis an indication of acute HIV infection? I have been getting a rash on the Read more »