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Do Blisters Mean I Have AIDS

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The Well Project

Cancers

...(most common site of KS): Lesions are usually flat, painless, and do not itch or drain Lesions are often pink, red, or purple and do not turn white when pressure is applied to them (unlike bruises) May resemble "blood blisters" (lesion involves growth of blood vessels) May be swelling around lesion (lymphedema) Oral cavity (inside of mouth): Trouble eating and swallowing Gastrointestinal tract: Diarrhea Cramping ...
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Aids from blister popping??

So I'm an idiot. I was at the gym working out and noticed I had a painful blister on my left foot. Instead of just letting it be I decided to take my gym locker safety pin, and after a "thorough" cleaning of the head of the pin with my gym shorts...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."semi-immediately" is an oxymoron, and your self-surgery in between bench presses did not place you at any risk whatsoever for HIV! So relax, Max! Your paranoia is indeed "unfounded!" (By the way, isn't all paranoia unfounded by... Read more »

Rash with blisters

I'm 16 and concerned I may have HIV I'm not sexually active but lately I've been getting "bites" that I'm starting to think are a rash they itch insanely and blister with what looks like water inside, it's appeared on my hands arms legs and feet....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
You need to go see a dermatologist. It could be allergies, herpes, folliculitis, or many other conditions.nelson Read more »

Nipple Blister!

Doc,You are the best! I read your answers regularly and all are candid, honest and free of judgement. Thanks for being here for us. Gay man here. HIV+. Good numbers. Stable. I had a sexual encounter last THU. Masturbation and touching only (so what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sex. Tit torture, on the other hand, is more in the OUCHAMAGOUCHA category for more folks and can result in some trauma. Your blister is related to rough play. It will heal. In the future remember to set firm boundaries for the pain/pleasure... Read more »

oral sex/std/hiv

Hi dr bob, your doing a magnificent work for everyone & a great example to all of us. My query is the risk of oral sex with std in the transmission/acquisition of hiv. I know oral sex carries a negligible risk but what if std is involved? Does it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Having an STD can increase your chances of contracting HIV. For instance, STDs that cause sores or blisters (like herpes and syphilis) provide an easy way for HIV to enter the body. White blood cells at the site of infection can also Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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The Stages of HIV Disease

...late stage of HIV disease. Typical problems include chronic oral or vaginal thrush (a fungal rash or spots), recurrent herpes blisters on the mouth (cold sores) or genitals, ongoing fevers, persistent diarrhea, and significant weight loss. These... Read more »
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Herpes? Do I have AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hi I have been HIV+ since 2003. Was tested for major STDs when diagnosed and tests were negative but I think the herpes test must have been wrong Read more »

Blisters

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Are Blisters and Canker sores a symptom of HIV with in the 4 week of exposure or can they occur through out ? Im getting a small canker sore Read more »

blister on big toe

Posted by worriedbutwell, 1 Reply
...hi everyone, thanks for reading this. about two months ago, a blister formed on the top of my left big toe. i quickly popped it and a clear liquid released. however, it hasn't healed yet and looks Read more »

27 month result

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...your support. I now have to deal with the liver disease issue, but at least it's not the double whammy of liver disease and HIV at the same time. If I am right about the extent of my liver problems, then I may have less life left than if it was... Read more »