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Painful Red Spots Worried It Could Be Ars

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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 »

ARS with unilateral symptoms? or stress and worry?

Posted by nickywick, 1 Reply
Dr. Bob,
( or anyone who is versed in this stuff. Looking for a professional opinion please:)

The past month and a half has been very strange and I wanted to get some good opinions on here. I know ARS symptoms are unreliable and testing is the only... Read more »

What are these tiny pin head bright red spots?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
They are on my upper arm and chest, pin head size and bright red, they look like dots of paint. There are 8 on my left arm and 4 on my chest. They have been there for a week or so. Are they in any way connected to a possible STD? Or even ARS?... Read more »

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 »

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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To worry or not to worry concerning ars

So a month or so ago I had sex with a man and tried anal for the first time. He put a latex condom on and some lubricant and then attempted to enter me which hurt and so I stopped it. He attempted to go in and I was sore but it was very quick. I...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:It sounds like you effectively protected yourself against HIV. I would not be concerned. If your symptoms continue I would suggest a trip to your doctor to determine other possible causes. In health,Richard... Read more »

few red spot got me really worried. is this hiv rash?

i was given blowjob two weeks ago. yesterday i noticed two small red spots on my skin.they were color of blood.it got me really worried.but the spots were removed by just rubbing them of with hand sanitizer.but most probably they were slight...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission, but it does carry risk for all of the other sexually transmitted infections. If your symptoms continue I would recommend that you follow up with your health care provider for evaluation, but... Read more »

pin sized red spots under skin on ankles

Hello doctor,I have just noticed the inside of my ankles and shins half way up to my knees have some tiny red pin sized blood spots under the skin. When applying pressure with fingers they don't go away. There is no pain nor swelling. The day...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Likely related to recent exercise/rubbing but would inform your HIV clinic of rash so that they can monitor if rash worsens aor other symptoms develop. Some of your HIV drugs can cause mild rashes (occasionally can get very severe) and many patients... Read more »

abdominal pain and red spots

I have had lower mid to lower right rib cage pain on and off for the last ten years, without seeing a doctor. I'm now noticing small red spots appearing on my stomach and arms. What do you think this is?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is really no way to diagnose your problems over the internet.Even a healthy person should get a yearly checkup.I would suggest that you establish a primary care doctor for yourself.... Read more »
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