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Bruising And Hiv

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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 now been almost a week, and I still have a yellowish-green bruise (1" x 2" rectangle) where the blood was taken. It's very...
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
Depending on the skill of the phlebotomist who takes the blood, you may have bruising from the procedure. It is very common after the procedure. It has nothing to do with HIV.MH... Read more »

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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 »


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

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 »


Posted by Anonymous
i had a possible exposure in april. tested neg at 27 and 53 days. i noticed 3 bruises this morning. is this a symptom of hiv infection?

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