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Black Spots Could I Have HIV

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Black spot

I have a black spot on my belly and i go through a unprotected sex two days ago. Is this a symptoms of aids/hiv?...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereI have no idea. A black spot could be a freckle, a mole or even an ink stain from a leaky pen. You need to have a real live provider examine you to be able to say what it is. For what it's worth, I have never seen HIV present with a... Read more »

Black Spots: Does it Mean I have AIDS?

I have brother who is HIV +. He is only using feed supplements at the moment. He recently started... Read more »

Black spots on arm

I have gotten a rash about three weeks ago and thought nothing of it. Now the spots are dark and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: HIV-Prevention Drive Targets Black Women

CDC is funding a citywide campaign Cleveland rolled out this week to encourage black women to be tested for HIV. The $750,000 campaign, and a similar one in Philadelphia, aim to cut down on the number of black women contracting HIV through... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV in America: Studies Zero in on Trouble Spots

Sophisticated mapping and medical record technologies can help target AIDS-related resources to those who need it most, according to several studies presented at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta. Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Turning the Tide on HIV/AIDS in Black Women

The 19th International AIDS Conference is officially over, and our work back in our communities must ramp up if we are to end HIV/AIDS, including among Black women. In the U.S., women account for about 1 in 4 people living with HIV, and the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Putting Gay Black Men on Safer Path Is Their Cause

Q Spot is a Broad Street Ministry-hosted resource for Philadelphia's young black men who have sex with men (MSM). The event is held at the ministry on two Saturdays a month, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., offering HIV prevention and treatment resources to... Read more »
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Black Spot on Tongue?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can someone please help me.

I just noticed a black spot on my tongue. I don't recall biting down on it and its a about 1-2cm wide (not huge). It kinda looks like a broken blood vessel -- it doesn't appear to be raised. I've never had anything... Read more »

Blacks and Hiv

Posted by paula5122, 1 Reply
How do black hiv american recieve support? Are you connected with other black hiv people in your community? How can I find support in the black community Read more »

HIV/AIDS in Black America: The Uphill Battle

Posted by bartleby
"Black Americans account for only 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet they account for 52 percent of all new HIV infections each year. It's official: Regardless of race, we cannot afford to be in denial and believe that HIV is a white, gay... Read more »

Black gay guy HIV+

Posted by Jaybee123, 3 Replies
I'm a black gay guy and I always wanted to be a dad. In 2010, I met a lesbian friend who wanted to be a mom too. I went for blood test and that's when I was told that I'm HIV+. That time I wanted to kill myself because it was the time I came out. I... Read more »