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Are Puss Filled Bumps Symptoms Of Aids

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An Overview of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra, New-Fill)

Brand Name: Sculptra Other Name(s): New-Fill, PLA, PLLA Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Poly-L-lactic acid, also known as PLLA, is the main ingredient of Sculptra, also known as New-Fill. Sculptra is a powder that is mixed with water and then injected into the skin. Sculptra belongs to the class of medicines called dermal fillers. Injecting Sculptra into facial skin may give it a firmer, fuller appearance. PLLA is used...
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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.

Rocky Mountain CARES
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 »

freaking out about red bumps on the foot

Dr. Dezube, I am a 29 yr. old gay male who just came out 1 yr. ago. I had unprotected sex once (1 yr. ago) and again with my new partner about a month ago.About four or five months ago I noticed a red bump on the the outer edge of the sole of my...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Not knowing can certainly provoke as much anxiety as knowing. Basically you are doing the right thing by first finding out if you are infected by the HIV virus. Although your bumps on the sole of your feet could be KS, they could also be many things... Read more »

Employer Changing Provider's asked to fill out questionnaire.

I have worked for a small firm for the last 6 yrs. They are considering changing providers, we currently have BC/BS. They have handed out a medical questionnaire that asks among other things if you've been treated for AIDS,ARC, immune system...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Unfortuantely, if the new carrier is asking for this information, you will have to provide it. However, I do think you have the right to request that you send it directly to the carrier rather than providing it to your employer.... Read more »

3rd Attempt - Please Answer - Filled w/ Flattery

Dr. Bob:Thank you so very much for your insight and often lighthearted approach to such a serious issue. This service means so much to so many people. It is apparent, listening to your reader's, that you are really having a positive effect on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Sleepless,"Too much lube???" No, I don't see, but never mind.You've had four negative OraQuick HIV-1/2 tests out to 12 months. You are HIV negative. The doubts creeping back into your mind about HIV-2 are unfounded. As Tony... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a loose filling, but there was no blood or puss coming out of it. If i french kiss, would I be at risk?

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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 »

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 »