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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
is bruising easily an early hiv symptom??? Read more »

Strange bruises

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Lately I have noticed weird bruises on my arms and legs. I am not sure where any of these came from. They look like normal bruises but with purple splotches inside them. Is this a symptom of AIDS?

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Bruising within 5 days of exposure

Posted by Curly, 3 Replies
HAs anyone ever seen bruising within 5 days of hiv exposure? What are the main symptoms? Read more »

Lymph node pain,swelling, and bruising

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you were exposed to hiv would you have the following symptoms? Swelling, bruising and pain in your lymph nodes by your elbows and behind your knees? I am experiencing pain in my left elbow area on top of my arm. Also, pain, swelling, and... Read more »

Is easy bruising a symptom of acute hiv?

Posted by xrayvison, 4 Replies
I just seems like im noticing one thing after the next. I am freaked out. I tested negative a few days ago and my last encounter with someone of unknown hiv status was in march. please help Read more »
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Bruising Easily--Am I Positive?

I am HIV-negative, but I have safe sex (no penetration) with my HIV-positivepartner. He has been positive for 12 years, and one noticable symptom he has is that he bruiseseasily, and bruises take a long time to heal. Suddenly, I am having the same...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.In your post, you state that you have tested HIV negative. If you aretesting HIV negative at the time that you're showing symptoms, it indicatesthat your symptoms are not HIV or AIDS related. An infected person... Read more »


What on earth would cause a person to bruis so easy other than HIV infection? Is it when your blood is not right? Could other things like Hep A,B, C, etc. cause this? Could just being ill for several months with strange symptoms cause this?...
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
Many other blood disorders could be causing it.MH... Read more »


Hi Dr. Holodniy, I was just wondering i cought herpes on my genitals and in my mouth last november and ever since then i have been constatly worrying about HIV. The only sysmptoms i would see on myself that would be associated with this would be...
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
Given your negative HIV tests, it is unlikely that you have HIV infection. It is very difficult to determine timing of herpes infection. If you have been sexually active in the past, you could have caught herpes then and symptoms might only be... Read more »

Bruising question

About 2 weeks after some kissing with a girl I know absolutely nothing about, the back of my forearm, quite near my elbow, developed a lump with the surrounding part of it being very lightly bruised. Not violet, more like dark pink. Anyway, the only...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Crazy Nervous Guy,"Is this a cause of worry?" Well, technically speaking it is indeed a cause "of worry," because you're worrying about it. However, it is not a cause "for worry," as kissing is not a risk for... Read more »
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