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Could Sore Bump In Armpit Be A Sign Of Hiv

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Scared in Jersey

Hello Doctor: I'm 22 years old and very scared this guy squirted semen on my face about a month back (march 19) almost 2 weeks later i had enlarged glands and a sore throat they went away and then came one large bump under my chin still with a sore...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cannot permeate intact skin. Your "symptoms" are not suggestive of HIV ARS. I have no way of knowing, over the Internet, if your itchy red bumps are related to bedbug bites. Sorry.Bottom line:1.HIV is not your problem.2."Psychosymptomatic" is not... Read more »

Skin problems: HIV or stress?

Hi... I've been HIV+ since 7/01. Not taking meds. Doing well, but... weird succession of dermatological problems lately, including pityriasis rosea, folliculitis, blotches. Could these be HIV-related, or maybe just stress, since there's a ton of...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...count goes down. If the count is < 100, there is a specific condition called eosinophilic folliculitis. Patients develop very itchy red bumps around the hair follicles on their neck, upper trunk and arms. Of course, people without HIV can... Read more »

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
...physician can tell youwhat is causing your symptoms. I am enclosing below a review of the symptomsassociated with both recent HIV infection, and AIDS. You may want to takeanother HIV test at 6 months for the most accurate test result. But I... Read more »

Itchy Red Bumps

Yesterday, 256 miles away in Atlanta, I was in the exam room with my good friend, a twenty year survivor, when the doctor told him he more than likely had "itchy red bumps". The good doctor had mentioned one of those scarey latin descripitive words...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Staph), fungus, and sometimes no cause is found. The best way to know for certain what the cause is is to do a culture of the bump or to do a skin biopsy. Sometimes doctors will try a course of antibiotics (like Bactrim) and see if the... Read more »
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ARS Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can ARS symptoms last more than a week or two? Could it go on for a few months? I've been having muscle aches, night sweats and swollen glands for the past few months but I haven't gotten to courage to go for a test yet. Unfortunately back in... Read more »

I am freaking out

Posted by Why_did_I, 3 Replies
...partying. The soar throat was there and 3 days later I became extremely freaked out when I had a rash in my left sole. Three itchy red bumps appeared in my feet surrounded by black dots. I went over the edge. I must say, however, that I've been... Read more »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Are lymph nodes under the skin or in the skin? I have a bump in my armpit right now and I am not sure how to tell if it is a lymph node or not. I can lift it up with the skin so it is not under the Read more »

folliculitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...since then (unprotected sex with female) and unprotected oral from female(s). I had two recent bouts with Tonsillitis before my itchy red bumps appeared, was put on penicillin and both times the antibiotics cleared the Tonsillitis. I didn't think... Read more »