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Bruises As Aids Symptoms

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Is bruising for an HIV+ person usually a sign to start ARVS?

Hi, my fiancee has a t-cell count of 900 and viral load of 8000. Just recently she has been getting painful bruises mostly on her legs. She also reports being fatigued all of the time. She has not started on a course of anti-retroviral medicatons...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Unfortunately I cannot diagnose the cause of your fiancee's painful bruising over the Internet. Her HIV specialist should be able to evaluate this problem. It's unlikely it's HIV related if she has a CD4 count of 900 and low HIV Read more »

Bruising after HIV test

Last week, I took my 1st HIV test at 9.5 weeks possible exposure. 2 blood tests were taken. It's... Read more »

brown spots, bruises, HIV????

Dr. BobHello..i am scared beyond belief. I have small brownish/purplish spots on my stomach and... Read more »
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...Enfuvirtide, also known as Fuzeon or T-20, is a type of medicine called a fusion inhibitor. Fusion inhibitors work by blocking HIV from entering human cells. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Enfuvirtide was approved by the FDA on March 13, 2003, for use... Read more »
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...bones. In Europe, Sculptra is called New-Fill and has been used by more than 100,000 people to treat wrinkles and scars. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses PLLA was approved by the FDA on August 3, 2004, for the treatment of facial fat loss (also called... Read more »
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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...Mediterranean background. KS also occurs in African men and people with a weakened immune system. The most common cause of KS now is HIV infection. KS is a sign of AIDS. KS usually shows up in the skin, or in the linings of the mouth, nose, or... Read more »
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Bruises/blotches?

Posted by countingdays, 1 Reply
...OraQuick oral swab negative test at 4.5 weeks. Today I got up and noticed two red blotches on my leg. They sort of look like bruises except I have no reason to be bruised, and they are red, not purple. Is this another possible symptom of acute... Read more »

Bruising

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Can random bruising for no apparent reason be a sign of positive status?Also it feels like I am losing weight for no reason.I may have been exposed Read more »

bruising

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

Strange bruises

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...sure where any of these came from. They look like normal bruises but with purple splotches inside them. Is this a symptom of AIDS? Read more »