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Are Purple Spots An Early Sign Of HIV

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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 »

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Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.K. Physicians Missing Early Signs of HIV, Group Says

As many as 50% of early-stage HIV cases are being missed by physicians in the United Kingdom, largely because they overlook symptoms that are flu-like in nature, the National AIDS Trust said recently, BBC News reports. According to NAT, people... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cheap, Ultra-Sensitive Color Test Spots Early HIV, Cancer

Researchers at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom, have developed a test to detect viruses and disease biomarkers. This new test is reported to be 10 times more sensitive than the best available today.... Read more »
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Sign Up for AIDS Housing Summit!

The early bird gets the (registration) worm and the housing knowledge! This June 3 to 5 in Washington, D.C., advocates, researchers, people with HIV/AIDS and politicians will gather at the North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit IV.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bipartisan Group of Representatives Introduces Early Treatment for HIV Act in House

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and a bipartisan group of more than 70 cosponsors on Thursday introduced the Early Treatment for HIV Act (HR 3859 ), which would allow states to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income HIV-positive people who have not yet... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

Salivary Gland Infection - Early Sign of HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone ever heard of a salivary gland infection being an early
sign ( 7-10 weeks after oral exposure ) of HIV ? Read more »