Hiv Symptoms Spots

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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 HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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on my penise the whitish spots are present. i made many sxual contact. is it the symptoms of hiv?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...White spots on the penis are not a symptoms of HIV itself. They may be a symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STD) which could be associated with HIV since STDs and HIV Read more »

one last time

Hey Dr.Bob one last question just to make sure. My gp told me that even with the 9 month negative it does not completely rule out hiv. i told him my symptoms dry spots on tongue and throat, constant headaches, pain in my ears, pain in my chest(...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Despite what your well intentioned GP may have said, it is my opinion as an HIV specialist that your ongoing symptoms have nothing to do with HIV. Your nine-month negative HIV test is definitive and conclusive. "One last time," HIV is not your... Read more »


What is the difference between a viral load test and a pcr test? Is one better than the other? Also, I read a symptom of hiv is purple or brown spots on or under the skin that look like bruises. What is it that actually causes these spots?
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
...the blood plasma. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is one method used to detect viral load or HIV DNA in blood cells. Your spots could be a variety of things. Read more »

yellow spots on eyes

Hi,I was wondering if small yellow spots on the eye itself could be a symptom of HIV. Can contacts cause this?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Small yellow spots on the eyes doesn't sound like HIV. I don't know if contacts can cause this-- you should check with an optometrist or an opthalmologist Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

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Systemic Candidiasis

...the mouth and throat, burning and an altered sense of taste (often described as "bad"). Creamy white or yellowish coatings or spots on the mouth and throat are also common. Thrush is rare if a person's CD4+ cell count is above 500, but outbreaks... Read more »
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Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

...Each reaction might last up to a week. With two injections each day, people using enfuvirtide might have reactions at several spots on their body at the same time. Very few patients have stopped using it because of skin reactions. The most common... Read more »
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...50. It is rare in people with 100 or more T-cells. The first signs of CMV retinitis are vision problems such as moving black spots. These are called "floaters." They may indicate an inflammation of the retina. Patients may also notice light... Read more »
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