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Do Red Spots Mean I Have Hiv

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red spots

how big are these red spots and what are all the signs of hiv and when do they start and how long do they last i really need to no i am very scared...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rash seen in primary (new ) HIV infection is very nonspecific and usually doesn't last long (Often a matter of hours). It occurs most commonly on the upper trunk (front and back), neck and arms. It is usually a blanching rash (meaning... Read more »

Do I have KS? If that red/purple spot is driving your crazy, please read this.

I am HIV-. About 2 and a half years ago I noticed a couple marks on my wrist. They were all... Read more »

Painless red spots on legs

I have about 5 red spots on my lower legs that have been there for about two years. They do not... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV in America: Studies Zero in on Trouble Spots

Sophisticated mapping and medical record technologies can help target AIDS-related resources to those who need it most, according to several studies presented at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta. Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

When the Red Cross arrived at the Library of Congress in 1998 for its annual blood donation drive, gay library employee Charles McMoore registered, then rolled up his sleeve to perform what he felt was a civic duty. As he sat before the nurse who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India: A Study Comparing Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV Among Ex-Red-Light District and Non-Red-Light District Sex Workers After the Demolition of Baina Red-Light District

Goa's red-light district was demolished in 2004. In the current study, the researchers compared HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) between sex workers who had been based in the Baina red-light district (ex-RLD-SWs) with those who had... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Urine Test Spots Chlamydia in Male Teens

Routine urine screening for chlamydia is an effective means of detecting infections in sexually active young men, according Dr. Kathleen P. Tebb of the University of California-San Francisco and colleagues. Chlamydia is moderately prevalent among... Read more »
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red spots

Posted by Anonymous

Please help has anyone with hiv had these symptons, im going for my test on monday , i just need some support. Its the third time ive had the test but since these symptons have started i havent been re-tested...this is about a year since last test.
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red spots on upper chest

Posted by Anonymous
i have red spots on my upper chest under my skin some bumps to, the same on my legs,alot of gas,and bloating,strange headache often,tested- about 2 1/2 years ago, been with two people, about 7mos ago unprotected sex, could this be some sighs of hiv,... Read more »

red spots

Posted by Anonymous
Hi for about a year now ive had re-occuring red spots on the head of my penis, they are almost lesian like only the size of say the nib of a pen. I went to two local GUM clinics to try and find out what it is, all i got was that it could just be a... Read more »

What are these tiny pin head bright red spots?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
They are on my upper arm and chest, pin head size and bright red, they look like dots of paint. There are 8 on my left arm and 4 on my chest. They have been there for a week or so. Are they in any way connected to a possible STD? Or even ARS?... Read more »