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Does HIV Cause Purple Spots

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AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...cause a serious cough, shortness of breath, or an accumulation of fluid that can be fatal. KS can often be diagnosed by looking at the skin lesions. They are usually flat, painless, and do not itch or drain. They can look like a bruise, but a bruise will lose its purple color if you push on it; a KS lesion won't. KS lesions can grow into raised bumps or patches and grow together. Your health care provider might take a small sample (a biopsy)...
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Is bruising for an HIV+ person usually a sign to start ARVS?

Hi, my fiancee has a t-cell count of 900 and viral load of 8000. Just recently she has been getting painful bruises mostly on her legs. She also reports being fatigued all of the time. She has not started on a course of anti-retroviral medicatons...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Unfortunately I cannot diagnose the cause of your fiancee's painful bruising over the Internet. Her HIV specialist should be able to evaluate this problem. It's unlikely it's HIV related if she has a CD4 Read more »

Is hiv still possible

I had sex with this girl about a year ago and I have had all the ars symptoms like headache,weight loss(20pounds)and at month 6 I had purple spots that stayed for about a week.I have night sweats ETC.... I had a hiv test at 6 months and one at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your negative HIV-antibody tests at 6 and 12 months are definitive and convulsive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV testing Read more »

Bruising of the Skin

Since Nov 21, 2003, I have been clean from crystal meth. Shortly there after, in March 2004 I found out my status as being HIV+. From that point on, I have taken an active role in my healthcare. Recently I have noticed tat my skin is bruising...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...have your platelet count checked as well as bleeding indices. Also avoiding NSAIDs such as aspirin or ibuprofen may decreased bruising/bleeding in some patients. Avoiding excessive UV light and seeing a dermatologist if problems persists may be... Read more »

6 doctors, 6 HIV tests, 2 NAATs, What's going on?

Feb 24th I had unprotected vaginal sex with two females. 2-3 weeks later I broke out with a very large blister on my left tricep as well as a sore on my penis head. I had one of the females tested for HIV which turned out negative. I was tested for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Well, I suppose I could be asking you exactly the same question! "Unprotected sex with two females" followed by "symptoms" and HIV/STD tests and then, two months later, "unprotected vaginal sex again"?????? I ask you, sir, what is going on????... Read more »
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Is it possible?

Posted by scared2Bpos, 5 Replies
...taking vicodin) -numbness in hands and feet -severe uncontrollable muscle twitches and jerking -starting to get blisters on arms -purple spots under skin (look like bruises) I have been tested for all STD's, HIV 1 & 2 and syphilis. I know... Read more »

weird purple spots!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...ive been poz for almost 2 years now. i havent been sick or anything but yesterday i noticed weird purple spots like bruises on my body, on my upper arms and on my legs near my knees. their small and they dont hurt but they look gross. i Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...aggressive and difficult to treat in people with AIDS. Signs of Kaposi's sarcoma in light-skinned people are round brown, reddish, or purple spots that develop in the skin or in the mouth. In dark-skinned people, the spots are more pigmented. ... Read more »

Purplish spot on arm

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...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 risky and he was neg. when I was... Read more »