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If You Have Hiv Should Your Skin Turn Dark

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dark spots on my skin

Hi there,I am living with HIV and have been 5 years now. I started the meds late last year, I am very healthy (with a CD4 count of 600) and exercise, but the problem I have is the dark spots that I experienced 2 years back. I have tried everything...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen some darkening of skin pigments in facial region is a modest number of my dark skinned (usually African American or African born persons) patients. Linkage to a particular drug or regimen has been minimal but 3TC and FTC have often been... Read more »

SKIN RASHES? DARK AND ITCHY1979

I have noticed that in the past 2 to 3 weeks I have had these sort of roundish dark spots or rash... Read more »

Dark Spots on Legs

Dear Doctor:I was diagnosed with AIDS September, 1999. I had multiple problems at that time... Read more »
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Stephen Lewis Foundation

Speech by Stephen Lewis at the International AIDS Society Conference

Cape Town, South Africa --> In my younger days, decades upon decades ago, we were consumed by the threat of nuclear annihilation. The forces of darkness, East and West, seemed in the ascendance. The Doomsday clock inched its way to midnight. And... Read more »
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Heart of Darkness Redux

We are all familiar with a placebo, a sugar pill whose effects are compared with those of real drugs in clinical trials. Consider then the "nocebo," which works in the opposite fashion -- this sugar pill of information comes with a message that it... Read more »
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Hepatitis C Fact Sheet

Signs & Symptoms 80% of persons have no signs or symptoms. jaundice fatigue dark urine abdominal pain loss of appetite nausea   Cause Hepatitis C virus (HCV) Long-Term Effects Chronic infection:... Read more »
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Skin Turns Red, Is This Normal?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
OK. Here's a puzzle I can't solve. First of all, my skin has become dryer. My palms especially - never been so dry. Secondly, I have transient red areas on the skin, like pressure marks, even when I don't remember exerting the pressure. They appear... Read more »

22 weeks after exposure, negative but have muscle loss and dark circles

Posted by wiccaguy78, 1 Reply
21 weeks ago, i had performed unprotected oral sex on an escort. i had all the symptons of hiv, night sweats, thrush,weight loss of 15 lbs, rashes, white bumps on mouth, ect. i have had 5 neg blood test and 2 neg oraquick. problem is i still have... Read more »

My turn to ask a question...;)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Anyone here ever had a rash after being exposed and turn out to be Negative? I see a lot of posts for rashes but haven't found out the "test" result...

I had a "slight" rash on both arms that lasted about 3 hrs and were in very localized areas about... Read more »

Thoughts on Turning Fifty-One

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
My 51st birthday is tommorrow and this September I will be HIV+ for 22 years. I find it astounding that I, who was told at 29 to get ready to die, have lived this long.

A French aristocrat during The Terror after the French Revolution and who was... Read more »