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Painful Red Spots Worried It Could Be AIDS

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Do I have KS? If that red/purple spot is driving your crazy, please read this.

I am HIV-. About 2 and a half years ago I noticed a couple marks on my wrist. They were all different in size. The one, about 2cm in size and oval shaped, has a pinkish type color. The inside is more like a white. I think they are actualy...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
As for your spots and the red spots of so many others who write, please permit me to re-run my response from Sept 16, 2001. It's applicable to your query--In the past months or so, I have received about 30 queries which describe pigmented... Read more »

Red Spot appearing in eye

Hello docs. I have been hiv pos for 10yrs and have been on many meds which has resulted in alot of... Read more »

Red circle/spot in Banana bought near hiv test centre

Dear Dr. Frascino,This afternoon, I bought some bananas near a hospital which is the HIV test... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa Urges Red Cross to Find New AIDS Strategies

On Monday in Johannesburg, South Africa's new minister of health urged attendees at the Seventh Pan-African Conference of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies to seek fresh approaches to fight HIV/AIDS. The gathering included the leaders of all 53... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigerian Red Cross Launches Stamps to Support AIDS Campaign

On May 8 -- World Red Cross Day -- the Nigerian Red Cross launched two HIV/AIDS commemorative postage stamps to support its campaign against the spread of the disease. The stamps, which carry the inscriptions "Caring for AIDS Victims" and "AIDS is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe HIV/AIDS Policy Framework Adopted by International Body

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India: A Study Comparing Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV Among Ex-Red-Light District and Non-Red-Light District Sex Workers After the Demolition of Baina Red-Light District

Goa's red-light district was demolished in 2004. In the current study, the researchers compared HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) between sex workers who had been based in the Baina red-light district (ex-RLD-SWs) with those who had... Read more »
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red spots

Posted by Anonymous

Please help has anyone with hiv had these symptons, im going for my test on monday , i just need some support. Its the third time ive had the test but since these symptons have started i havent been re-tested...this is about a year since last test.
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red spots

Posted by Anonymous
Hi for about a year now ive had re-occuring red spots on the head of my penis, they are almost lesian like only the size of say the nib of a pen. I went to two local GUM clinics to try and find out what it is, all i got was that it could just be a... Read more »

itchy spots

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I WAS WONDERING WHAT RASH IS GENERALIZED WITH HIV SYPMTOMS..I STARTED HAVING ITCHY RED AREAS ON MY ARMS...SOMETIME ON MY LEGS...SINCE DEC. 20..THE DAY I WENTTO A CONCERT..I WAS BY THE STAGE RUBBING ON EVERYONE ELSE THAT WAS SWEATY..SINCE THATS ALL... Read more »

spots on skin

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was tested at 3 months neg ,now i still have joint pain and aches,also in the last week ive had about 10 to 15 red or brown spots appear on my cheeks and forhead which i never had before almost look like age spots but im not old.I have read that... Read more »