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Itchy Red Spots Could I Have HIV

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Red bumps?

I have noticed that i have been getting tiny red bumps on my legs, they arent exactally painfull but they seem to be centered around a single hair. they appear spiratically around my thighs.. any idea to what it is?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...of HIV infection with or without treatment. One of the more common causes is eosinophilic folliculitis which often appear as itchy red bumps near hair follicles. Evaluation by a HIV specialist and or a dermatologist is often helpful at... Read more »

Itchy Red Bumps

Yesterday, 256 miles away in Atlanta, I was in the exam room with my good friend, a twenty year survivor, when the doctor told him he more than likely had "itchy red bumps". The good doctor had mentioned one of those scarey latin descripitive words...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Staph), fungus, and sometimes no cause is found. The best way to know for certain what the cause is is to do a culture of the bump or to do a skin biopsy. Sometimes doctors will try a course of antibiotics (like Bactrim) and see if the... Read more »

itchy red bumps on neck/face currently on sustiva and truvada

i have itchy red bumps on my face and neck and maybe one or two on my back, i am on sustiva truvada and zithromax my doc says it's normal but he also told me to use selsun blue and that was a horrible suggestion, is this reaction normal or is it a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Localized rash like you describe could be due to a drug reaction but more often is due to some other problem like eosinophilic folliculitis, immune reconstitution reactions, and others. Selsun Blue sometimes helps decrease the problem actually if... Read more »

Scared in Jersey

Hello Doctor: I'm 22 years old and very scared this guy squirted semen on my face about a month back (march 19) almost 2 weeks later i had enlarged glands and a sore throat they went away and then came one large bump under my chin still with a sore...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cannot permeate intact skin. Your "symptoms" are not suggestive of HIV ARS. I have no way of knowing, over the Internet, if your itchy red bumps are related to bedbug bites. Sorry.Bottom line:1.HIV is not your problem.2."Psychosymptomatic" is not... Read more »
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red bumps

Posted by Anonymous
...the red bumps are connected to my hair, so i dunno and the white ones are on my biceps and i dunno what it is tho but i think ive had it for Read more »

folliculitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...since then (unprotected sex with female) and unprotected oral from female(s). I had two recent bouts with Tonsillitis before my itchy red bumps appeared, was put on penicillin and both times the antibiotics cleared the Tonsillitis. I didn't think... Read more »

I am freaking out

Posted by Why_did_I, 3 Replies
...partying. The soar throat was there and 3 days later I became extremely freaked out when I had a rash in my left sole. Three itchy red bumps appeared in my feet surrounded by black dots. I went over the edge. I must say, however, that I've been... Read more »

Red Bump on the penis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have a little red bump or sore on my penis, is this normal amongst guys ? Read more »