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Black Spots Sign Of Seroconversion

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sign of seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Except the CBC blood work which could show the seroconversion pattern, what other sign of seroconversion indicates that this process is finished ?
would that be ...body irratation (very slightly needle pain feeling) + very slightly painful swollen... Read more »

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 »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
To Everyone Worried about ARS and Seroconversion
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Technically ARS and seroconversion are not the same thing.

ARS = Acute Retroviral Syndrome, sometimes called Acute Viral Syndrome, or Primary Vital... Read more »

Antibodies, seroconversion

Posted by PolarBear, 1 Reply
Can drinking green and black tea (excessively) prolong or delay HIV seroconversion?
I have taken two HIV antibody tests at 5.5 months and 9.5 months, both of which were negative. However, I am concerned because I read that green tea contains proteins... Read more »

Seroconversion?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Have a question: about 7 to 7 1/2 weeks after a semi-risky encounter, I came down with a sore throat that lasted about 3 days, no other real symptoms or else too mild to notice. Could this be ars? Please let me know, am really worried.


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Sore throat & coughing - sign of seroconversion?

Hi Rick 5 weeks after a relatively low risk act (receiving oral sex from a prostitute with a condom) I developed a very sore throat and a cough. The cough is not dry, ie there is a far amount of sputum. This has lasted for about a week. I have not...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question and compliments.If you read some of my previous responses to other questions, you will notethat if you were only receiving oral sex while using a condom, your risks ofinfection are extremely low. That would make it... Read more »

my boyfriends black spot on bottom of foot

Hi I have been with my boyfriend for about three months now, and I have noticed a flat black spot on the bottom of his foot the size of a pencil eracer.or a little larger. are the symptoms of Kaposi's sarcoma of a black spot? how long after...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
I can sense your anxiety about this situation. I will try to address some of your concerns, but I can only give you general information. The only way to know for sure what is the cause of the spots would be to have them examined by a health care... 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 developing some black spots on his skin (forhead, chest, and back). They do not pain him but make him uncomfortable, as he is worried that he may be...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Changes in the skin are a concern for all of us regardless of whether or not we have underlying health problems. You raise two different issues in your question. Let's talk about these "black spots" first.There are many different... Read more »

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 »
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