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Are Red Spots An Early Sign Of HIV

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Early-stage symptoms of KS?

Over the course of the last month, I've had about ten occurrences of 'red spots' appear on my lower legs and soles of my feet. They are tiny, no larger than a pinhead, and do not itch. These spots appear in a straight line on my legs but are...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
If it were KS, it would be unlikely that they would vanish. Sounds like you need to see a dermatologist.MH Read more »

KS diagnosis methods

Dear doctor,I am 29yo and I write from a town near Napoli. I have started HAART with Truvada and Sustiva since 4 weeks with 252cd4/ml (16%) and VL=939.000. I have lost 6 kg (from 77 to 71) but I eat even more than before. Next week I'll know my...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That pathology report is not definitive for KS. It is difficult to say with any certainty what you skin lesions represent and I suggest you get them biopsied to be certain and confirm any diagnoses. Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infected. 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 »

Can KS appear before the HIV test comes back positive?

I was just wondering on the time frame it takes for Kaposi's Sarcoma to appear. I may have been exposed at work a little over 2 months ago (i was told it was a very low risk exposure) but now I have some red spots in my mouth and a brown spot on my...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...I would doubt very much that you have KS related to HIV. Although AIDS-related KS can indeed occur early in the course of HIV infection, it typically does not do so until there are Read more »
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