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Dark Marks On Skin In Hiv Patients

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dark spots on my skin

Hi there,I am living with HIV and have been 5 years now. I started the meds late last year, I am very healthy (with a CD4 count of 600) and exercise, but the problem I have is the dark spots that I experienced 2 years back. I have tried everything...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen some darkening of skin pigments in facial region is a modest number of my dark skinned (usually African American or African born persons) patients. Linkage to a particular drug or regimen has been minimal but 3TC and FTC have often been... Read more »

SKIN RASHES? DARK AND ITCHY1979

I have noticed that in the past 2 to 3 weeks I have had these sort of roundish dark spots or rash... Read more »

black marks or lesions on skin

I amn on Combivir and Stochrin. I have developed marks after itching and then a blister/bump/pimple... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Facing HIV Is Easier With Skin Treatment

For some HIV patients, lipoatrophy, facial wasting associated with the disease and the medication prescribed for it, is a telltale sign of infection. The Food and Drug Administration in August 2004 approved Sculptra, an injectable form of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Legal Program for People With AIDS Marks 25 Years

San Francisco's AIDS Legal Referral Panel, the Bay Area's only nonprofit providing low- or no-cost legal services to people with HIV/AIDS, will mark its 25th anniversary on Nov. 13 with a fundraising reception. Bill Hirsh, its executive director,... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Hepatitis: Is Your Doctor in the Dark?

There was good news and bad news after 25-year-old Carlos Xavier's (name changed) recent STD screening at a Chicago public health clinic. "I don't have HIV," the college student says, "but I have hepatitis B -- which I never heard of before. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Fact Sheet

Signs & Symptoms 80% of persons have no signs or symptoms. jaundice fatigue dark urine abdominal pain loss of appetite nausea   Cause Hepatitis C virus (HCV) Long-Term Effects Chronic infection:... Read more »
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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 »

Browm marks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was reading that symptoms of hiv along with others i have are brown spots or marks on the skin.I have recently been getting brown spots that look like liver spots on my face and abdomen.Is this the kind of brown looking spots there talking about.

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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 »

I am at a dark place, Getting ready...

Posted by troubledguy, 3 Replies
I don't know if my story is unique or just another hetero sexual man causing trouble for their loved ones.

I am sorry to post here post, without actually getting confirmed 100% But I know I have HIV, I felt it from the early stages where acute period... Read more »