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Are Purple Spots An Ars Symptom

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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 dont burise... Read more »

Can you have ARS symptoms but not have ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies


I had symptoms of ARS infection...painful swollen neck glands, low grade fever, rash that lasted a month, clogged ears. My only risk factor is receiving a shot from a doctor 9 weeks before the symptoms showed themselves. Should I be tested? What... Read more »

Little pink and purple spots under my skin?

Posted by Anonymous
Would little pink and purple spots on my palm be a sign of infection? unprotected vaginal with a stripper about 8 weeks ago. I had a neg. pcr and elia at 6 weeks. Read more »

ARS Symptoms Question

Posted by Anonymous
Hello,

I was curious if ARS symptoms occur all at once or does someone feel ill at first with sore throat, then progress after few days into fever and body ache.. Thanks! Read more »

ARS symptoms and 6 weeks test negative.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Earlier in July I had several events of unprotected intercourse with a female whose sexual history is unknown to me. Later in the month, I had a heavy nasal congestion and then I had a sore throat for about 2-3 days. Everything cleared, but 1 week... Read more »
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purple spots

Dear Doc,I hope you are ok. I am in Cuba at the so this email is being sent to you by a good friend of mine. My HIV status cannot be disclosed for I must face legal consequences such as deportation, that is the reason why I do not see the doctor...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Dark skinned patients sometimes develop spots on palms and feet from the zidovudine or less often lamivudine (the two drugs in Combivir). Syphilis and other conditions also possible. If spots due to drugs often stabilize and are usually of mostly... Read more »

purple spots2

sDear Doc,I hope you are ok. I am in Cuba at the so this email is being sent to you by a good friend of mine. My HIV status cannot be disclosed for I must face legal consequences such as deportation, that is the reason why I do not see the doctor...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Spots on palms/soles of feet sometimes are seen in dark skinned patients on zivovudine (drug in Combivir) though other conditions such as syphilis need to be considered so ideally a clinical evaluation by at least a primary care doctor recommeneded.... Read more »

Do I have KS? If that red/purple spot is driving your crazy, please read this.

I am HIV-. About 2 and a half years ago I noticed a couple marks on my wrist. They were all different in size. The one, about 2cm in size and oval shaped, has a pinkish type color. The inside is more like a white. I think they are actualy...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
As for your spots and the red spots of so many others who write, please permit me to re-run my response from Sept 16, 2001. It's applicable to your query--In the past months or so, I have received about 30 queries which describe pigmented... 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
Hello,Kaposi's sarcoma (K.S.) lesions do not blanch and dime-sized lesions do not appear within one day.K.S. was a major problem during the early years of the epidemic. Today it is seen only rarely. K.S. is caused by human herpes virus type 8... Read more »
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