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Could Purple Spots Be A Sign Of Primary HIV Infection

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The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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at higher risk than most on here, will donate (ARS SYMPTOMS) (PRIMARY HIV INFECTION SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS)

i am going crazy and wont have access to a test again for 4.5 weeks, trust me i am getting one as soon as i step foot off the plane in the usa. however, until then i am going absolutely crazy. the reason is that my neck has been pressured and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll be brief, as I've answered many similar questions before. (Check the archives!)Your HIV risk is extremely low (unprotected oral, vaginal fingering with healing non-bleeding cut). Protected sex is indeed protected, assuming the... Read more »

purple spots2

sDear Doc,I hope you are ok. I am in Cuba at the so this email is being sent to you by a good friend of mine. My HIV status cannot be disclosed for I must face legal consequences such as deportation, that is the reason why I do not see the doctor...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Spots on palms/soles of feet sometimes are seen in dark skinned patients on zivovudine (drug in Combivir) though other conditions such as syphilis need to be considered so ideally a clinical evaluation by at least a primary care doctor recommeneded.... Read more »

Is recurring fever a primary sign of HIV? condoms and STDs?

i have three questions, is it necessary that a person with HIV has fever once in awhile or swollen lymph nodes atleast once in a while or right after the exposure to virus. the second question is that i've had sex using condoms with a guy...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear db:1) Although fever and enlarged lymph nodes can and usually do occur after HIV infection, as well as after any viral infection, there is no guarantee that each and every patient gets them. I've certainly seen patients without much in... Read more »

HIV2 / Primary infection

I m writing from France. As you, Doctor Robert, might know it, there is a trend here in France to say that the new HIV 1/2 assays 4th generation is so sensible that the results of tests are kind of definitive if done 6 weeks after the risk...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I agree with your doctors: You are HIV-1 and HIV-2 negative! Please note the "new HIV-1/2 assay 4th generation" test you took tests for both HIV-1 and HIV-2 (that's what "HIV-1/2" stands for!). Your undetectable HIV... Read more »
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Little pink and purple spots under my skin?

Posted by Anonymous
Would little pink and purple spots on my palm be a sign of infection? unprotected vaginal with a stripper about 8 weeks ago. I had a neg. pcr and elia at 6 weeks. Read more »

Acute Primary HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I may have been infected from an incident sometime in early Oct '99.

10 weeks later, on 23 Dec 99, I've developed a low grade fever, runny nose, bad cough, sore throat and a lot of thick yellow phlegm/mucus. After having taken the medicine, I... Read more »

weird purple spots!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ive been poz for almost 2 years now. i havent been sick or anything but yesterday i noticed weird purple spots like bruises on my body, on my upper arms and on my legs near my knees. their small and they dont hurt but they look gross. i dont burise... Read more »

symptoms of primary infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I would like to ask a few questions about primary HIV infection. Approximately 4 weeks ago, I developed an illness with a sudden onset of fever and mild sore throat--following a night of staying out really late and having lots of alcohol. The... Read more »