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Hiv And Bruises

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Is easy bruising a symptom of acute hiv?

Posted by xrayvison, 4 Replies
I just seems like im noticing one thing after the next. I am freaked out. I tested negative a few days ago and my last encounter with someone of unknown hiv status was in march. please help Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
is bruising easily an early hiv symptom??? Read more »

Bruising within 5 days of exposure

Posted by Curly, 3 Replies
HAs anyone ever seen bruising within 5 days of hiv exposure? What are the main symptoms? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hey is bruising-easily a sypmtom for ars?? Lately ive been getting bad bruises all over my body, some were mild bumps and hits and bruised badly, and some i dont even recall hitting something. Please reply!!! Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can random bruising for no apparent reason be a sign of positive status?Also it feels like I am losing weight for no reason.I may have been exposed 14 weeks ago but tested negative after 6 weeks. Have had no significant fever or illness, oral white... Read more »
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Bruising after HIV test

Last week, I took my 1st HIV test at 9.5 weeks possible exposure. 2 blood tests were taken. It's now been almost a week, and I still have a yellowish-green bruise (1" x 2" rectangle) where the blood was taken. It's very...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Depending on the skill of the phlebotomist who takes the blood, you may have bruising from the procedure. It is very common after the procedure. It has nothing to do with HIV.MH... Read more »

brown spots, bruises, HIV????

Dr. BobHello..i am scared beyond belief. I have small brownish/purplish spots on my stomach and sides, they are small less than the size of the head of an eraser, they very much resemble scars, but they are not. Also i have noticed that it is 6...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Scared Little Gay Boy,You tested negative four months after a low-risk exposure (oral sex); yet you "know" you are infected??? Hmmm . . . well, I'd have to disagree with that conclusion, as you have incontrovertible evidence to... Read more »

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 count of 900 and low HIV... Read more »

Petechia, bruises and HIV

First I would like to thank you for the work you are doing here. I am asking your help because I feel my doctor isnt investigating enough due to lack of funding.I am 26 have HIV and Chronic Hep B, am on Combivir+Norvir+telzir for few years.My...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate what your other white blood cell counts were, and what your platelet count is. A normal bleeding time would indicate your platelets are working normally, although your symptoms could be associated with low platelets. If all... Read more »
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The Wholistic Picture: Pressing the Bruise

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Dennis Neal Vaughn is an HIV-positive artist and activist from San Francisco, Calif. Overwhelmed Is it any wonder my head hurts my body aches my bones creak my joints squeak my heart moans despite the pills the drugs and the drink which all... Read more »
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Making the Most of Your Medical Visits

Mary has been having a nagging back pain for several weeks. The pain is keeping her from sleeping, and she is anxious because her grandmother had a similar pain that turned out to be cancer. When Mary sees her clinician, Dr. Lamb, for her regular... Read more »
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HIV Lipodystrophy: Where Are We After Ten Years?

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