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Are Pus Filled Bumps Symptoms Of Aids

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Odd pus filled knot on left buttock.

First let me say I've done a number of searches and cannot find any query or post that fits my situation. I've even searched photos and found zero looking like this extremely painful, itchy large "knot". It's been there...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hi and thanks for posting.It's difficult to know what your "knot" is-- it does sound like it could be an abscess (pus)-- if it's persistent, an ultrasound test can verify if there's fluid present, and if so, often aspirating... Read more »

Pus-filled blisters on legs

I have a low viral load (about 75) and very low CD4 count (<75). I'm taking Viracept, DDI,... Read more »

PUS ON GUMS

Dear Dr. Reznik,I tested HIV after three month of last exposure which resultcame out negative.... Read more »
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Bumps

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have these red and white bumps on my arm and biceps, is this a symptom of HIV ? Read more »

loose filling?

Posted by Anonymous
If I have a loose filling but doesn't have blood or pus coming out of it, does that mean it's still an opening susceptible of admitting blood in? Please answer i'm a little worried.

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Bumps in mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long after an exposure to HIV would one get those white spots in mouth and what are they?Are they puss filled or just 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... Read more »

folliculitis and bump in throat??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is folliculitis common in early HIV (2-3 months after infection?) i have several infected follicles that itch and burn on my stomach.... I've had swollen nodes for awhile now (felt by a doctor) and a sore throat for over a month, now with a bump... Read more »