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If I Have Ars Will I Have Painful Red Spots

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red hard painful bumps within one year of infection

I recently was diagnosed with HIV (in May) possibly infected late last year. After a screening for a research trial my cd4 count is around 400/500 and my viral load is over 10,000. I am now experiencing these red hard bumps, which seem like zits...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...It's hard to diagnose skin lesions over the Internet, but these "bumps" sound like they could be folliculitis, an infection of the hair follicle, and certainly treatable. See your doctor for a definitive Read more »

Pain on those circumvalle Papillae bumps

Hi Dr.Reznik, sorry to be a pest, I just wrote you a couple of days ago about oral thrush, but now... Read more »

Bumps around the genitals, but no pain/itching. ????

I am sexually active and have been for several years. I noticed about a month ago that I had a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


... How Do I Know if I Have Molluscum? A health care provider can easily identify molluscum lesions. They are waxy, flesh-colored bumps that don't hurt or itch. There are only one or two other infections that cause skin problems that look at all... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...infection spreads deeper into the throat it is called esophagitis . It looks like white patches similar to cottage cheese, or red spots. It can cause a sore throat, pain when swallowing, nausea, and loss of appetite. Thrush can also cause... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...patients. The severity of reaction is variable, and for most is mild to moderate. Symptoms could include itching, swelling, redness, pain or tenderness, hardened skin or bumps. Bumps termed "nodules" seem to occur more frequently and severely in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...send sensations to the brain. Sometimes, PN is damage to the coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This affects the transmission of pain signals to the brain. PN can be a minor nuisance or a disabling weakness. It is usually a feeling of pins and... Read more »
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joint pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have insomnia I'm very desperate and scared!! Could these be ars or could these be symptoms of herpes because i noted several red spots in my penis.Please help me!!! Read more »

slight aches and pains back again

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, I had a possible exposure about 7 months ago. After that, I developed aches and pains all over my body as well as tiny red spots on both of my thighs. My stomach had a really "sour" feeling for about a week and I went to the doctor. I... Read more »

When does the pain not feel like pain anymore?

Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies not allowed to ever read it. When I look around the world thru the eye glasses of the net, I see a whole hell of alot of pain and suffering. Friends who helped me initially now are now doing serious battle against a simple infection that a 2... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...The rash, do the red spots appear too look like cherry angioma spots? also lymph pain, is it continuous or intermittent? I am wondering because I experience Read more »