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Does Hiv Or Aids Cause Dark Blotches On The Skin

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Skin Blotches

Hi -Me + since Oct 2004. I was told my status in a hospital after being unconscious for 6 days with severe viral meningitus. I suffered significant memory loss - I don't remember most of the late summer/fall of 04. I still have trouble...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Tough to comment on without being able to observe the lesions. Too bad you don't have a more user friendly (with better bedside manner) skin doc--that is what is needed most. I assume that your clotting factors and platelet count is OK.... Read more »

red, pink, brown or purplish blotches on and/or under the skin

Dear Doctors,In their FAQ, CDC refer to the following symptoms of ARS:red, pink, brown or purplish... Read more »

Red blotches on arm,legs and upper torso

Hello, I am going on 20years with HIV+. When I was first dignosed I had a cd4 of 455. I did take... Read more »
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Blotches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hey just a simple question, how long do blotches last ?, what causes blotches ? and when would a blotch appear with HIV if it was a symptom ? also how can you tell if its a blotch or not ? Read more »

red, pink, brown or purplish blotches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The following is said to be a symptom of ARS:

red, pink, brown or purplish blotches on and/or under the skin

http://www.13kg.com/facts/hiv_aids_common_symptoms.htm

That's rather scary. Does anybody know what these look like and what causes them?

Please... Read more »

What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

22 weeks after exposure, negative but have muscle loss and dark circles

Posted by wiccaguy78, 1 Reply
21 weeks ago, i had performed unprotected oral sex on an escort. i had all the symptons of hiv, night sweats, thrush,weight loss of 15 lbs, rashes, white bumps on mouth, ect. i have had 5 neg blood test and 2 neg oraquick. problem is i still have... Read more »