Do Red Spots Mean I Have Hiv

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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 Time; Check It Out The Bottom Line What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? HIV fraud is the promotion, advertisement,
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Red bumps?

I have noticed that i have been getting tiny red bumps on my legs, they arent exactally painfull but they seem to be centered around a single hair. they appear spiratically around my thighs.. any idea to what it is?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...of HIV infection with or without treatment. One of the more common causes is eosinophilic folliculitis which often appear as itchy red bumps near hair follicles. Evaluation by a HIV specialist and or a dermatologist is often helpful at... Read more »

Oops I did it again!

Dear Doctor Robert,I e mailed you a few years back, and you did a lot to keep me calm while waiting for a nice negative test result. If you recall I kept using the titles of Beatles songs in my post, all because you are named Dr. Robert. Anyhow, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...worrisome for HIV ARS or HIV disease. (You knew I was going to say that, right?)3.If you're having problems with rashes and red spots, you need to see a dermatologist. These will clear up rapidly with the proper treatment. They are not HIV... Read more »

Scared in Jersey

Hello Doctor: I'm 22 years old and very scared this guy squirted semen on my face about a month back (march 19) almost 2 weeks later i had enlarged glands and a sore throat they went away and then came one large bump under my chin still with a sore...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cannot permeate intact skin. Your "symptoms" are not suggestive of HIV ARS. I have no way of knowing, over the Internet, if your itchy red bumps are related to bedbug bites. Sorry.Bottom line:1.HIV is not your problem.2."Psychosymptomatic" is not... Read more »

Itchy Red Bumps

Yesterday, 256 miles away in Atlanta, I was in the exam room with my good friend, a twenty year survivor, when the doctor told him he more than likely had "itchy red bumps". The good doctor had mentioned one of those scarey latin descripitive words...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Staph), fungus, and sometimes no cause is found. The best way to know for certain what the cause is is to do a culture of the bump or to do a skin biopsy. Sometimes doctors will try a course of antibiotics (like Bactrim) and see if the... Read more »
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Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

...used for antiviral therapy. It is manufactured by Roche and Trimeris. Enfuvirtide is the first "fusion inhibitor" drug. When HIV infects a cell, it attaches to the outside of the cell. Then it "fuses" or joins itself with the cell. Enfuvirtide... Read more »
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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...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... Read more »
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Fuzeon

... Common Name: enfuvirtide or T-20 Brand Name: Fuzeon Class: HIV fusion inhibitor (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: One subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of 90 mg (1 ml) 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 advanced Read more »
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