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Dark Bumps During Seroconversion

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dark brown bump on meatus

Posted by rajeevgg, 2 Replies
having very minor dark brown bump near meatus on my penis. had safe sex 3 months. bump is very minor and painless. still having fear about it. Read more »

22 weeks after exposure, negative but have muscle loss and dark circles

Posted by wiccaguy78, 1 Reply
21 weeks ago, i had performed unprotected oral sex on an escort. i had all the symptons of hiv, night sweats, thrush,weight loss of 15 lbs, rashes, white bumps on mouth, ect. i have had 5 neg blood test and 2 neg oraquick. problem is i still have... Read more »

Seroconversion?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Have a question: about 7 to 7 1/2 weeks after a semi-risky encounter, I came down with a sore throat that lasted about 3 days, no other real symptoms or else too mild to notice. Could this be ars? Please let me know, am really worried.


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Hep c delays seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I just found info that Hep c will delay seroconversion for Hiv test John Hopkis web site says that Hiv test will show positive 10-14 days after infection but Hep C can delay it to 6-8 weeks.does anyone know what are the symptoms of HEPc ?

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Does aid couse bumps on your body? Or stds

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It was a dark and stormy night... (NEEDLE STICK, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

..and I went to a Wal-Mart. This is normally a creepy place, anyway. Oh, yes..it is. You need an armored vehicle and Kevlar.But my friend wanted to go and I was not driving. But I didn't want to wait in the car. Now, please understand that I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Wal-Mart shoppers on dark and stormy nights only look like bloodsucking psychopathic syringe-wielding zombies, but in reality they are just harmless windblown, rain-drenched Wal-Mart shoppers.Go ahead and punch your buddy, but don't worry... Read more »

getting dark

I'm afro american male. Ten years ago I got diagnose with HIV. For the past two years I've been taking crivivan and combivour. About three years ago I noticed that my skin has been getting darker. It haven't happen over night but...
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
The darker skin, and I suspect darkening of your finger nails as well, is most probably the result of the AZT in the Combivir. It is fairly well described in African Americans and will not cause any harm to you.MH... Read more »

itchy palms during seroconversion

Hi there. Is itching common during seroconversion? Right after infection, my palms and ankles were so itchy that I couldn't hardly stand it. The itching was intense when I was carrying something heavy (groceries) or around where my socks...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A transient skin rash plus hypersensitivity to scratching/pressure can be seen soon after initial HIV infection though in my experience is not very common. Hypersensitivity to insect bites seems more common in my experience. KH... Read more »

Rash related to seroconversion?

Hi Dr. Bob,A couple weeks ago I wrote a thank you for all that you do, and you reassured that my fears were unnecessary. However the anxiety is getting to me after getting a series of bumps around my back/abdomen that can only be described by myself...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi."...or am I just going nuts for no reason?" BINGO!!! Yep, you're heading down the looney tunes trail to fluffernutter land!The rash associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) looks absolutely nothing like what you... Read more »
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Speech by Stephen Lewis at the International AIDS Society Conference

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Australia Recalls Nearly 300,000 Glow-in-the-Dark Condoms

Australia's health watchdog agency on Thursday recalled 285,000 defective glow-in-the-dark condoms, said parliamentary Health Secretary Trish Worth. After finding the condoms had holes or were prone to break under pressure, the Therapeutic Goods... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Study Calls for Volunteers With Dark Hair

An upcoming San Francisco-based study will attempt to use samples of participants' hair as a tool for gauging HIV treatment adherence. In the "Strand Study," researchers from the city Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and University of... Read more »
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Heart of Darkness Redux

We are all familiar with a placebo, a sugar pill whose effects are compared with those of real drugs in clinical trials. Consider then the "nocebo," which works in the opposite fashion -- this sugar pill of information comes with a message that it... Read more »