Is Bruising A Sign Of HIV

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Is bruising for an HIV+ person usually a sign to start ARVS?

Hi, my fiancee has a t-cell count of 900 and viral load of 8000. Just recently she has been getting painful bruises mostly on her legs. She also reports being fatigued all of the time. She has not started on a course of anti-retroviral medicatons...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Unfortunately I cannot diagnose the cause of your fiancee's painful bruising over the Internet. Her HIV specialist should be able to evaluate this problem. It's unlikely it's HIV related if she has a CD4 Read more »

Signs of HIV worsening?

I have a friend who has yellowish bruising marks on his chest and under arms. Is this a sign of... Read more »

Bruising of the Skin

Since Nov 21, 2003, I have been clean from crystal meth. Shortly there after, in March 2004 I... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) diagnosed by looking at the skin lesions. They are usually flat, painless, and do not itch or drain. They can look like a bruise, but a bruise will lose its purple color if you push on it; a KS lesion won't. KS lesions can grow into raised... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...deeper than intended, for example, into the muscle. Always rotate injection sites frequently. Never inject into moles, scars, bruises, nodules, or the navel. Switching to smaller needles, like insulin syringes, may also help with ISRs. Fuzeon can... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers not itch or drain Lesions are often pink, red, or purple and do not turn white when pressure is applied to them (unlike bruises) May resemble "blood blisters" (lesion involves growth of blood vessels) May be swelling around lesion... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...oral rapid test 6 weeks later) I am now getting some pussy little sores inside my mouth and cheeks and lips and random body bruises for no reason. Is that a sign of an HIV infection 6 months later or something else? Never had a significant fever... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Can random bruising for no apparent reason be a sign of positive status?Also it feels like I am losing weight for no reason.I may have been exposed Read more »

Ugly Bruising After Second Blood Test

Posted by Sprite1, 2 Replies
...too early, proving only that I haven't been living with HIV unawares of course. There was nothing more than a pale light brown bruise, barely distinguishable from my (pale) skin around the needle mark. Booked in for my 13th test - but I've been... Read more »

Bruised and confused.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know if Lymphoma can start after 13 weeks of being exposed? I normally bruise easy but I am noticing bruising in places I dont remember hurting. I have bad knees and I was on my knees painting my house but Read more »
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