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Could Sore Bump In Armpit Be A Sign Of Hiv

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extended sore throat, dizziness- sign of hiv

Dear Dr. Sowadsky, About a year ago, I had unprotected sex with a woman I did not know. The penetration lasted less than a minute since I was afraid of STDs. That evening, I returned to my apartment to find small red dots appearing on the head of my...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.There is no way for me to tell you what could be causing your symptoms. Yoursymptoms can be due to numerous causes, and only your physician can tell youwhat is causing your symptoms. I am enclosing below a review of the... Read more »

bump under my armpit; I'm going crazy

hi Dr.DezubeI know you're quite busy but I would really appreciate if you could answer my... Read more »

cold sore as an early sign of HIV infection?

Mr. Sowadsky-- About six months ago, I had sex with an old boyfriend, andalthough I do remember... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Decreased HIV in Circumcised Males Not Caused By Reduction of STI Sores

The decreased incidence of HIV infections in males who were circumcised is not primarily due to a reduction in sores from conditions such as herpes, according to a PLoS Medicine study that analyzed "data from 2 clinical trials including more than... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sexually-Transmitted Infections for HIV-Positive People

STDs (sexually transmitted disease) that cause ulcerations (sores on the skin, including on or inside the genitals, mouth, or rectum) can dramatically increase the risk of picking up HIV, due to the fact that ulcers and open sores provide an easy... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Learn Why Even Treated Genital Herpes Sores Boost the Risk of HIV Infection

New research helps explain why infection with herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), which causes genital herpes, increases the risk for HIV infection even after successful treatment heals the genital skin sores and breaks that often result from HSV-2. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.K. Physicians Missing Early Signs of HIV, Group Says

As many as 50% of early-stage HIV cases are being missed by physicians in the United Kingdom, largely because they overlook symptoms that are flu-like in nature, the National AIDS Trust said recently, BBC News reports. According to NAT, people... Read more »
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sore throat, pain in left armpit

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i'm sorry if this question gets posted a lot.

i broke up with my girlfriend over the last month and for the first few weeks i lost it a bit. i had unprotected sex with 2 girls (twice with the first girl + 4 times with the second)

i really regret this

no... Read more »

Itchy bumps on face--On Isentress,Prezista,Norvir

Posted by llee, 2 Replies
Hi all,

my doctor put me on a combo of Isentress,Prezista,Norvir in June. Soon after I started I got itchy bumps all over my face, and also on my neck and upper chest and upper arms. According to the doctor it's because of Immune Reconstitution... Read more »

mouth bump!!!

Posted by Worrier82, 1 Reply
okay a bit panicky...
for years i been getting these tiny bumps in the back of my mouth like a pimple and it pops and goes away and i got one recently and this bump is red now and and not going away after a few days...i am reading about hiv mouth... Read more »

are new moles signs of acute hiv? please respond

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
i woke up today and i noticed that besides having some raised skin spots on hands, back and stomach i also have like 4 new moles on my shoulders and hands which im 100% sure never had from what i've been reading people with compromised immune system... Read more »