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triglycerides,neuropathy,purple feet

I recently got my lipd panel bloodwork back and my triglyceride level is 858. I'm hiv positive and take Atripla. Also, for the last 6 months my feet and hands hurt and burn all the time and feel numb. My feet turn a very dark purple color in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hello and thanks for your post.The cold, purple and burning symptoms in your hands and feet are probably related to circulation issues. Raynaud's syndrome is the most common of these and generally speaking not related to HIV. Keeping your... Read more »

Do I have KS? If that red/purple spot is driving your crazy, please read this.

I am HIV-. About 2 and a half years ago I noticed a couple marks on my wrist. They were all... Read more »

purple spots

Dear Doc,I hope you are ok. I am in Cuba at the so this email is being sent to you by a good friend... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Purple Ribbon for Rape Victims

A nationwide campaign to make antiretroviral drugs available for every rape survivor in South Africa kicked off Tuesday in Cape Town. Advocates called on supporters to wear a purple ribbon around their left wrist to show their support for making the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Advocates Urge HIV Education: Tennessee Sees Bump in New Diagnoses for Young People

New HIV diagnoses in Tennesseans ages 15-24 increased by 32 percent from 2005 to 2009, while cases among other age groups dropped slightly, state data show. Advocate Larry "Cowboy" Frampton thinks those figures reflect a lack of both historical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: HIV Program Loses Needed Funding Bump in Compromise

The compromise budget announced Monday night by House and Senate leaders denies a requested funding increase for the state AIDS Drug Assistance Program, the Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP). Citing hikes in the cost of HIV medicines, the longer... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General and Laboratory Considerations: Rapid HIV Tests Currently Available in the United States

Rapid HIV tests are simple to use and require little or no specialized equipment. They make it possible to provide test results at the time the test is done. Six rapid HIV tests approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are... Read more »
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weird purple spots!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ive been poz for almost 2 years now. i havent been sick or anything but yesterday i noticed weird purple spots like bruises on my body, on my upper arms and on my legs near my knees. their small and they dont hurt but they look gross. i dont burise... Read more »

Bumpity BUMP BUMP....CDC window

Posted by Virgo, 3 Replies
I wanted to bump this up so the WW's who are new around here can take a looksey!!


http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/gap/pmtct/Trainer%20Manual/Adobe/Module_6TM.pdf

Page 11, point #4

IT STATES:

"A negative result usually means that the person is not infected... Read more »

WHEN A BUMP IS JUST A BUMP!!!!

Posted by notanonymous, 1 Reply
just wanted to point that out. since my 12 weeks negs on elisa and pcr i have stopped focusing so much on every little change or affliction in or on my body. do i still have "symptoms" and doubts? yes, but i am not focusing on it as much. some of... Read more »

folliculitis and bump in throat??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is folliculitis common in early HIV (2-3 months after infection?) i have several infected follicles that itch and burn on my stomach.... I've had swollen nodes for awhile now (felt by a doctor) and a sore throat for over a month, now with a bump... Read more »