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Does HIV Cause Black Spots

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Black Spots: Does it Mean I have AIDS?

I have brother who is HIV +. He is only using feed supplements at the moment. He recently started developing some black spots on his skin (forhead, chest, and back). They do not pain him but make him uncomfortable, as he is worried that he may be...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Changes in the skin are a concern for all of us regardless of whether or not we have underlying health problems. You raise two different issues in your question. Let's talk about these "black spots" first.There are many different... Read more »

my boyfriends black spot on bottom of foot

Hi I have been with my boyfriend for about three months now, and I have noticed a flat black spot... Read more »

Black spot

I have a black spot on my belly and i go through a unprotected sex two days ago. Is this a symptoms... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Putting Gay Black Men on Safer Path Is Their Cause

Q Spot is a Broad Street Ministry-hosted resource for Philadelphia's young black men who have sex with men (MSM). The event is held at the ministry on two Saturdays a month, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., offering HIV prevention and treatment resources to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Several Factors Causing HIV Rise in Hispanic, Black Men Says Pastor

An HIV/AIDS program at the Southwest Community Center in Syracuse is boosting its outreach to at-risk black and Hispanic young people. H. Bernard Alex, director of the FACES program, said a lethal mix of sexual promiscuity, drug and alcohol use,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Genetic Variation Responsible for HIV Resistance Not Caused by Black Plague, Study Says

Some people with a genetic variation in the CCR5 receptors of their immune cells are resistant to HIV, but a theory that the mutation was caused 800 years ago by selective pressure from the Black Plague appears to be unfounded, according to a study... Read more »
U.S. Positive Women's Network

On Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, HIV-Positive Women Demand a National Strategy for Black Women and Men

Oakland, Calif. -- Nearly thirty years into the HIV epidemic, AIDS continues to be a leading cause of death for Black women and men who have sex with men, despite the availability of life-saving treatment. African-American women alone account for... Read more »
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Black Spot on Tongue?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can someone please help me.

I just noticed a black spot on my tongue. I don't recall biting down on it and its a about 1-2cm wide (not huge). It kinda looks like a broken blood vessel -- it doesn't appear to be raised. I've never had anything... Read more »

spotting after getting on pills!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
how long will the spotting last?? I just started my b.c. pills and now i'm going through hell cause of spotting...should i change the pill, or will it go away after i get use to this pill---tell me what to do?? im so confused!

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white spot on tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i had a white spot on my tongue for 2-3 days and it went away. i was also sck around that time with the flu. needless to say, i automatcally thought it was HIV. does this occur when you are HIV positive? please write back and let me know. Thank You

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Purplish spot on arm

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have a purple spot on my arm-dime sized. It has been there for a while now. Is there anything but KS that can appear like that on skin? If I was exposed to HIV, it was over ten years ago. Never thought any contact with my last boyfriend was... Read more »