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worried itchy bumps

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi i dont know where to start. My worry is coming from the fact that i was raped eight months ago. After this happened i decided not to tell anyone, especially my husband. I made this decision because i was out with friends partying when this... Read more »

Dry itchy skin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey guys, Ive been a lot of people worried about there symptoms and they include dry itchy skin. Is this a symptom of HIV? Does it happen early or later on? I dont remember this being a symptom. reason asking is ive had very dry itchy skin the last... Read more »

follow for worried like u about ars

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
the cough is not dry during the day but at night it is dry. it has been almost 8 weeks since exposure. i took a 25 day elisa negative and a 28 day pcr negative. this cough/cold started seven weeks after exposure. so i am hoping i did not get... Read more »

ARS symptoms worrying

Posted by mustchange, 1 Reply
hi All
i need advice on my exposure, ulitmately calming myself down, im 31yrs old and tested neg after 6mths of last exposure at may 2012.
below is my story
Exposure 06/1/13: unprotected oral, protected insertive virginal with sex worker in massage... Read more »

symptoms after ars

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi all! i c many people are worrying about the ars. i know it varies, but as a general rule, what happens after ars, and how long does the ars last? is it common to develop symptoms of hiv/aids after the ars, or within 2-3 months. i hope somebody... Read more »
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Very worried about ARS symptoms.

Hello Dr. BobAbout 10 days ago I had sex with a "masseuse." I was careful to continue checking the condom, but it broke. I pulled out right away, I may have been in for approximately 10-30 seconds max. I also had about 30 seconds of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,All negative HIV tests can be considered encouraging. However, as you undoubtedly realize, a one-week test is way, way, way too early to be considered very helpful. It is essentially a baseline test.ARS symptoms vary considerably from person... Read more »

Can itchy skin be the only symptom of HIV?

I suffer from itchy skin and I'm worried it might be a cancer. Going through your site/forum, I read this piece of information from you:"Itchiness is not an uncommon finding in lymphoma patients, and in AIDS patients in general."Does...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I did indeed respond to a query stating that "itchiness is not an uncommon finding in lymphoma patients, and in AIDS patients in general." There are so many causes for itchy skin, ranging from the less serious causes (e.g. new detergent,... Read more »

Itchy skin; is my lymphoma acting up?

In the past couple of weeks my skin has just driven me crazy. it burns and the icthing is so intense. This past week low grade temps 100.2 and nightsweats again; I have a non-productive cough, but no enlarged lymphnodes. Next week I will receive...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I appreciate your concern that your lymphoma may be acting up. I can tell you that itchiness and low grade fevers are not that uncommon. They do not necessarily mean that your lymphoma is acting up. Only time (and scans) will tell. I'm glad... Read more »

Is this ars or should I not be worried?

What are the likely and common symptoms of ARS? Does diarrhea constitute a symptom?I also have been noticing that I have small, pimple like bumps on my legs. They are isolated and red in appearance. They seem to dry up in a day. Do they sound like...
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
Diarrhea is a very nonspecific symptom and could be present with ARS along with other classic symptoms. ARS rash is usually on the trunk, although could be on the arms or legs and resembles a sunburn.... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Skin Problems

Many people get a rash when they start taking antiretrovirals. Rashes can be caused by the following drugs: non-nucleoside analogues -- nevirapine (Viramune), delavirdine (Rescriptor) and efavirenz (Sustiva) the nucleoside analogue abacavir (alone... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Crackdown on Fraud Under Way in Viatical-Settlement Industry?

There is a new wrinkle in the viatical-settlement industry. Viatical-settlement companies are the businesses that purchase the life insurance policies of people with a catastrophic or terminal illness. In the 10 to 15 years of their existence they... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Maintenance of skin integrity in people with HIV poses a number of challenges to health care practitioners and caregivers. Because of the nature of HIV, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to heal open wounds or ulcers once they appear. It is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion: "HIV 'Cure' at Risk From Budget Cuts"

"The automatic cuts in federal spending known as sequestration could take a bite out of crucial medical research, such as the recently unveiled study in which a toddler was cured of HIV. The National Institutes of Health, which co-funded the study,... Read more »