Are Purple Bumps On Side Of Mouth Cheeks A Sign Of Hiv

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The Well Project


...are often pink, red, or purple and do not turn white when pressure is applied to them (unlike bruises) May resemble "blood blisters" (lesion involves growth of blood vessels) May be swelling around lesion (lymphedema) Oral cavity (inside of mouth): Trouble eating and swallowing Gastrointestinal tract: Diarrhea Cramping Bleeding Lungs: Breathing problems Bad cough Diagnosis Biopsy (sample of tissue taken...
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Update 3 lives in danger

Hi Dr. Bob How are you? Sorry to be writing again and I'll try and be brief. I saw an Infectious Disease Specialist who ran a CD4 test on me. The results were CD4 of 1318, a CD4% of 46% and she said the CD4/CD8 ratio was normal. A CBC also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...over a month now and she had diareha with blood and abdominal cramping. Now at a little over three months post exposure. I have purple and red pinhead sized spots and bumps that are showing up in my mouth on my inner cheek. I also have what... Read more »

HIV risk-unusual transmission?? (MOUTH TO MOUTH CHAMPAGNE, SAKE, AND SHOTS, 2010))

Two months ago I was at a party where a man grabbed me and transferred champagne from his mouth to mine-which I swallowed. he has quite a reputation and now I can't stop worrying about the HIV risk. I know risk from saliva is low but I've no idea if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...2007Dr Bob,I have posted a couple of questions and have not got a response. I know you are very busy, but this is eating me up inside and could have a dramatic effect on my family (two beautiful little girls).I was at a bar and a girl (assuming... Read more »

10 years later, is it AIDS?

Ten years ago, in 1996, I was a train wreck and on several instances of being inebriated I ended up having sex with different women that I knew only casually. I now believe that one of those woman was HIV positive, based on comments from friends. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...You do not need any additional HIV tests, assuming you've had no additional exposures.If you're noticing funky stuff in your mouth, see your doctor or dentist. One thing that's certain: the cause is not HIV/AIDS, OK?Sorry about the verification... Read more »

Mouth sore questions

I am sorry that I have to bother you with this, but I can not find the answere. by-the-way thank you for all of your time, you are doing a great job helping people and we are truely greatful. I am having sores in my mouth on the insid of my...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...possible that what you are seeing is nothing more than the results of cheek biting, which is not a condition associated with HIV infection, but to receive an accurate diagnosis, a visit to a dental health care professional is necessary. Sorry... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...woman. It is one of the most visible signs of AIDS, because it usually shows up as spots on the skin (lesions) that look red or purple on white skin, and bluish, brownish or black on dark skin. Lesions often occur on the face, arms and legs. KS... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself SideRead more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...affects people differently. In some people, HIV might lead to AIDS within a few years after they were infected. On the flip side, some people can go 20 years or more without ever developing AIDS. Ten years has been found to be the average amount... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud're not dealing with an HIV fraud. Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud If you notice any of these warning signs when you consider an HIV therapy, be very careful! The treatment might still be a good one, but you should ask extra questions about... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Bumps in mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...spots ? I may have had an exposure to the virus in March and have now noticed a few tiny swollen little bumps in my mouth inside the lip between the teeth and lips and alongside the inside cheek, but they are not white. I otherwise feel good and... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...aggressive and difficult to treat in people with AIDS. Signs of Kaposi's sarcoma in light-skinned people are round brown, reddish, or purple spots that develop in the skin or in the mouth. In dark-skinned people, the spots are more pigmented. ... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Would purpura marks on the bottom of both feet and on bottom part of hands, mouth sores on both sides of the cheeks in mouth, loss of weight within the year and a half, white garbage on tongue, floaters in right eye, stiff neck Read more »