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Hiv Bumps On Skin

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AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...control. These new cases seem to be mild and not life-threatening. KS is mostly a disease of men: there are at least 8 men with KS for each woman. It is one of the most visible signs of AIDS, because it usually shows up as spots on the skin (lesions) that look red or purple on white skin, and bluish, brownish or black on dark skin. Lesions often occur on the face, arms and legs. KS on the skin is not life threatening. However, KS lesions on...
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Hiv or Hepatitis?

HiI have had symptoms of ARS and after these subsided have had fatigue , muscle pain in upper arms and shoulders ocaissonally and some strange small skin bumps on my arms( mainly) and neck which have persisted for about four months.I tested negative...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your illness could be due to many different viruses, including old fashioned mono....If you are concerned about hepatitis viruses you should certainly be testsed. Yes fatigue is a major symptom of acute hepatitis, but fatigue is very non specific... Read more »

Scuptra bumps

Had 3 series of Sculptra 2 years ago. After 6 months my face filled out as promised It only lasted 3 weeks then literally fell in and the fulness disappeared leaving 100 plus small bumps on skin. Some are not visible to the eye only to the...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...and is typically characterized by development of multiple nodules with varying degrees of inflammation. In some patients with HIV it may be related to an immune reconstitution type reaction, especially if there was a significant increase in CD4+... Read more »

Longterm HIV and KS

I am a longterm (20 year) HIV survivor and have been on antivirals the entire time. I have never had an opportunistic infection but was just diagnosed with KS. I've read of the study in SF where KS is coming back but unable to find out much about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...there are at least 8 men with KS for each woman. It is one of the most visible signs of AIDS, because it usually shows up as spots on the skin (lesions) that look red or purple on white skin, and bluish, brownish or black on dark skin. Lesions... Read more »

Aids Defining

Is ks aids defining if a person has a high t cell count in the 900's ? Should a person begin medications at this point if they only have one or two lesions on the skin ?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...there are at least 8 men with KS for each woman. It is one of the most visible signs of AIDS, because it usually shows up as spots on the skin (lesions) that look red or purple on white skin, and bluish, brownish or black on dark skin. Lesions... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
AIDSinfo

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

...bones. In Europe, Sculptra is called New-Fill and has been used by more than 100,000 people to treat wrinkles and scars. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses PLLA was approved by the FDA on August 3, 2004, for the treatment of facial fat loss (also called... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

...systems can develop molluscum lesions that spread, last a long time, and are very difficult to treat. About 20% of people with AIDS will develop molluscum. Molluscum is not a serious health problem. However, many people find the molluscum... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
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Bumps on arms

Posted by anonworried, 2 Replies
...tested. And have only had a handful of non protected(which I know doesnt really matter). Are these symptoms similar to an HIV infection?? Other than that I have not been sick, fever, headache, etc... Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood Read more »

Rash?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can anyone here tell me what the HIV infection rash looks like? Does it look like a sunburn :reddened skin with no bumps...or does it look like poison ivy : reddened Read more »

Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Im having bad jaw pain, red and white bumps on my skin and nasuea and chills what could this be from, is this a common symptom of HIV ? the chills arent severe and nasuea might be Read more »