Dark Red Spot Skin Hiv

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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...known as a disease affecting elderly men of Eastern European or Mediterranean background. KS also occurs in African men and people with a weakened immune system. The most common cause of KS now is HIV infection. KS is a sign of AIDS. KS usually shows up in the skin, or in the linings of the mouth, nose, or eye. KS can also spread to the lungs, liver, stomach and intestines, and lymph nodes. KS involves the development of many new, tiny blood...
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You have never answered one of my questions before, doc. Skin is making me WORRY! Will make a $175 donation!

I have a small red spot on my arm. It was light pink for a long time, but I just noticed today that it is more red. It is a little darker on the middle. It is not the least bit sore, and doesn't seem to be a pimple or that type of thing. It is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...visit with your general medical doctor or a dermatologist at your convenience is the most that is recommended if your "small red spot" persists or continues to trouble you, OK? What you describe is not consistent with low platelets or HIV.Dr. Bob Read more »

WOKE UP WITH RED SPOTS !!

Hi, I woke up today with red spots all over my body! Legs, chest, stomach...They are "low relief", they dont itch or anything, but Im worried ! Also, I noticed that when I take a cold bath they appear more, then they "hide" a little bit afterwards....
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
Very difficult to determine without physically seeing them what this could be. You need to have your doctor check you out. Read more »

Brown spot on my nose?

My boyfriend occasionally gets a dark brown/red spot on the tip of his nose. It comes and goes sometimes it's not noticeable, and other times its very noticeable. He does NOT have HIV/AIDS. Sometimes he gets small red marks around the neck area (no...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Obviously, one of the more characteristic manifestations of HIV disease on the skin is Kaposi's sarcoma, which is dark red in color and raised or flat. It does not come and go as you describe, Read more »

Information requested on Red - Dot Test for HIV 1 & 2

Dear Doctor, I am seeking some information on a HIV test called Red Dot HIV 1 & 2 . It is a rapid room temperature test for HIV 1 & 2 antibodies . It is manufactured by Cal Test Diagnostics, Chino , California. The brochure also mentions Gold...
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 company had been sent a warning letter from the US FDA about the performance of this assay. Buyer beware as to the validity of the results. Read more »
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