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Are Purple Spots A Symptom Of HIV

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Is hiv still possible

I had sex with this girl about a year ago and I have had all the ars symptoms like headache,weight loss(20pounds)and at month 6 I had purple spots that stayed for about a week.I have night sweats ETC.... I had a hiv test at 6 months and one at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your negative HIV-antibody tests at 6 and 12 months are definitive and convulsive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV testing is warranted. There are many potential reasons for increased bruisability. low platelets, for... Read more »

This is my third time, PLEASE HELP!

Dr. Bob, I understand you're a very busy man, but I am praying with all my heart you'll finally answer my question after multiple attempts to reach you! PLEASE just answer this short, simple questions. I have consulted many urgent care doctors,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Looks like the third time is the charm! Here's your response!1. I have no idea what "HIV normal" means. It is not a medical term, but I would assume it signifies HIV negative, because being HIV positive is anything but "normal"!2. Yep! Your... Read more »

purple patches

Can a Kaposi sarcoma flat lesion, occur in one day, ie suddenly. I have about a dime size lesion on my thigh and it occurred in one day. it blanches though, can it still be Kaposi. Has been there a week unchanged.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...frequently in bisexual and gay men. (We still don't completely understand why.) Topically it presents as flat or slightly raised dark purple skin spots. It can also affect the lungs, gastrointestinal track, mouth and other internal organs. K.S.... Read more »

6 doctors, 6 HIV tests, 2 NAATs, What's going on?

Feb 24th I had unprotected vaginal sex with two females. 2-3 weeks later I broke out with a very large blister on my left tricep as well as a sore on my penis head. I had one of the females tested for HIV which turned out negative. I was tested for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,What's going on??? Well, I suppose I could be asking you exactly the same question! "Unprotected sex with two females" followed by "symptoms" and HIV/STD tests and then, two months later, "unprotected vaginal sex again"?????? I ask you, sir,... Read more »
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weird purple spots!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...ive been poz for almost 2 years now. i havent been sick or anything but yesterday i noticed weird purple spots like bruises on my body, on my upper arms and on my legs near my knees. their small and they dont hurt but they look gross. i Read more »

symptomsssss!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...with a really dry mouth and another spot on my arm, but now its not red, more like purple. These 2 spots that i got look like bruises, only that they don't hurt or anything. would they be considered rashes? are they typical of hiv? Looking at my... 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 these look like and what causes them? ... Read more »

Need some input from all you peeeeeeeeeeeeeeps!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all those in cyberland. I just wanted to share my story in hopes that I might get your honest opinion to my possible exposure to HIV. I am awaiting my test results in a few days and I am relly nervous and scared. Here is my story. I had... Read more »