Hiv Purple Bump

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AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...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 the feet and legs can make it difficult to...
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How is it possible.......

My husband of 10 yrs, and the father of my 4 children tested HIV positive in July 2007 (actually has an AIDS diagnosis: CD4 count of 88 & VL of 7940 per tests on 7/26/07). Started HAART immediately and results have been as follows:10/12/07 - CD4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(like your husband's), he/she would still test HIV positive on HIV-antibody tests. 3.That's an easy question! The answer is the "purple pearly bumps" have absolutely nothing to do with HIV!Stop being scared. You dodged the HIV bullet! You should... Read more »


Tnank you, the author of WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! SYMPTOMS... !Your detailed story is giving some hope, really. Although I am not from the USA, currently I live in Holland, and originally I'm from Russia, I did found this web site to be very helpful...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the middle of the night for no reason, in a cold sweat for about 4 days in a row very bad. A week later I started getting some purple rashes on my thighs, and rashes on my hands. A few days later my throat become so soar that I had to stop my car... Read more »


Hello Dr., I just wanted to share my experience with everyone. I am a 24 year male. I had UNPROTECTED SEX with a female I met on the internet. Yes, UNPROTECTED, no protection at all. I must admit, it is by far the stupidest thing I have ever done....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...awareness/prevention programs!I'm delighted you dodged the HIV bullet and understand the potential catastrophic consequences of HIV/AIDS. I hope you now will "pay it forward." That means you'll do everything you can to educate friends, family and... Read more »

Itchy Red Bumps

Yesterday, 256 miles away in Atlanta, I was in the exam room with my good friend, a twenty year survivor, when the doctor told him he more than likely had "itchy red bumps". The good doctor had mentioned one of those scarey latin descripitive words...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Staph), fungus, and sometimes no cause is found. The best way to know for certain what the cause is is to do a culture of the bump or to do a skin biopsy. Sometimes doctors will try a course of antibiotics (like Bactrim) and see if the... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
The Body

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

red bumps

Posted by Anonymous
...the red bumps are connected to my hair, so i dunno and the white ones are on my biceps and i dunno what it is tho but i think ive had it for Read more »

Red Bump on the penis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have a little red bump or sore on my penis, is this normal amongst guys ? Read more »

debtex i need your help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...started freaking out and then ill start to see spots all over my body and I just cant stop crying. Well it must have been from the purple gatorade i was drinking bcause today its gone. I am soo scared. My boyfriend says he lovesme very much and... Read more »