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Are Purple Spots An Early Sign Of HIV

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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

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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
...faith in my hiv test at 12 weeks even though my herpes test came back negative? 2.Do my symptoms sound like ars to you? 3.This purple spots and bumps in my mouth that are painless and show up in a matter of one day from inspection of my mouth... Read more »

Still terrified about ARS symptoms.

Hi Dr. Bob, I wrote to you earlier "Very worried about ARS symptoms." and I would like to thank you for your quick response. I went to see my Dr. again 2 weeks after exposure because I was still very worried. He checked my tongue which was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...much or eaten much despite my negative tests and reassurances from my doctor that these shouldn't be symptoms of HIV at such an early stage. Since, I have experienced some itchy, dry skin on my hands, torso and legs. My feet were swollen for one... Read more »

Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tested? If you think you might have been exposed to HIV, you should get tested as soon as possible. Here's why: Even in the early stages of infection, you can take concrete steps to protect your long-term health. Regular check-ups with a doctor... Read more »

Longterm HIV and KS

I am a longterm (20 year) HIV survivor and have been on antivirals the entire time. I have never had an opportunistic infection but was just diagnosed with KS. I've read of the study in SF where KS is coming back but unable to find out much about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in the epidemic. These cases are behaving more like the KS described in the pre-AIDS era. They appear as patches of unsightly purple skin caused by a proliferation of blood vessels which are painless. They have not spread to internal organs or... Read more »
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...Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement,... Read more »
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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 »

Anxiety and symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...find was ITP (idiopathic immune thrombocytopenic purpura). It fit exactly and is very common in HIV infected people in the early stages. Now I was convinced. So I went to the doctor out of shear panic. He looked at it. Said it was probably... 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 »

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 »