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Do Bumps In Armpit Hurt From Hiv And Are They Visible

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bump under my armpit; I'm going crazy

hi Dr.DezubeI know you're quite busy but I would really appreciate if you could answer my questions as I'm going crazy worrying sick. I had a possible risky exposure last may, I got tested for hiv 6 weeks after the incident and the result...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
If you tested negative at 6 months and 9 months, then you are HIV negative. I do not see any reason to get tested again, unless you have further risky exposures. As for you armpit lymph node, this is a very common place for lymph nodes. The vast... Read more »

Increasingly visible veins in limbs

Since being diagnosed in 2/99 (vl.= 51,000, cd4 = 200) I have been on Sustiva, 3Tc and d4T. I am... Read more »

Androgel armpit bumps

Due to recent loss of muscle mass, my physician has started me on Androgel. I recently noticed a... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Massachusetts: Patients, Advocates Hope to Ease a Visible Burden

This article was reported by Boston Globe . The Boston Globe reported that a bill introduced in the Massachusetts Legislature would require insurance companies in the state to pay for liposuction for HIV patients who have been disfigured from... Read more »
Body Positive

Gay, Positive, and Visible in Spain

When you read this, the Gay Pride Events (June 26 - July 2 this year in Spain) will be over. When this is being written, we do not know how many people will be coming to Madrid for the parade. For a country like Spain, the 30,000 persons we had in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Condom Message Slipping in Thailand, Experts Warn

Thailand's highly visible anti-AIDS campaign of the 1990s slashed infection rates, but health workers are concerned HIV/AIDS is on the rise again because people are straying from the message of "always use a condom." With its huge sex industry,... Read more »
grapevine pr

Jack Mackenroth Launches 2012 Calendar With 100% of Proceeds Benefiting amfAR

As the first television personality since Pedro Zamora to be vocal about his HIV status, Jack Mackenroth has quickly become the most visible, out HIV+ advocate and educator in the country. . . if not the world. With the release of his 2012 calendar,... Read more »
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bruise and red bump

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have not been tested in seven years, I have had multiple sex partners in between, one of which came inside of me. He said he had been tested, but i know you cant always go by what someone says. Seven years later and I am in a serious relationship... Read more »

Bumpity BUMP BUMP....CDC window

Posted by Virgo, 3 Replies
I wanted to bump this up so the WW's who are new around here can take a looksey!!

Page 11, point #4


"A negative result usually means that the person is not infected... Read more »


Posted by notanonymous, 1 Reply
just wanted to point that out. since my 12 weeks negs on elisa and pcr i have stopped focusing so much on every little change or affliction in or on my body. do i still have "symptoms" and doubts? yes, but i am not focusing on it as much. some of... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Well how does a doctor diagnose you with swollen armpits nodes if you cant see them either because my armpits were dry itchy and burning possibly because of the deodorant i was using so i was jw if there is any pain or like a bump you can notice ? Read more »