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Hiv And Bruises

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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 Read more »

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... Read more »

brown spots, bruises, HIV????

Dr. BobHello..i am scared beyond belief. I have small brownish/purplish spots on my stomach and... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...help stop bleeding by forming clots and scabs. If you don't have enough platelets, you might get internal bleeding or you could bruise easily. People with HIV disease sometimes have a low platelet count, also called "thrombocytopenia." Taking HIV... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra, New-Fill)

...Individuals should tell a doctor if they have any of these side effects.Less serious side effects include redness, swelling, and bruising in the area of the injection. Many patients have developed small nodules in the skin where PLLA was... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

...can cause some unwanted effects. The most common side effect is reaction in the skin where the shot was given that may cause bruising, cysts, itching, nodules, pain, and redness. Ninety-eight percent of patients will experience skin reactions.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...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... Read more »
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bruising

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

Bruising

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 Read more »

bruising

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 »

bruise

Posted by Anonymous
...i had a possible exposure in april. tested neg at 27 and 53 days. i noticed 3 bruises this morning. is this a symptom of hiv infection? Read more »