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Purple Skin Lesions And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...the arms, legs, face, or scrotum. The most serious form of KS is in the lungs, where it can cause a serious cough, shortness of breath, or an accumulation of fluid that can be fatal. KS can often be 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 bumps...
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skin lesions

i have been tested posiive over a year now, i have these itchy bumps resembling insect bites all over my skin.. especialy at nights, leaving a dark spot afterwards, i am not yet onany treatment..does these rash has any thing to do with my status?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Skin conditions are very common in the general population and even more common in HIV+ persons. There are a wide variety of skin disorders such as folliculitis, ezcema, seborrhea, fungal infections and many others. Read more »

skin lesion

i went from hiv to aids,how can i get rid of the leisons spots on arms and legs.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Treatment of skin lesions in the setting of HIV/AIDS depends on the diagnosis for the skin condition. Your HIV specialist and/or a dermatologist (skin Read more »

Aids Defining

Is ks aids defining if a person has a high t cell count in the 900's ? Should a person begin medications at this point if they only have one or two lesions on the skin ?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...serious cough, shortness of breath, or an accumulation of fluid that can be fatal. KS can often be 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... Read more »

Longterm HIV and KS

I am a longterm (20 year) HIV survivor and have been on antivirals the entire time. I have never had an opportunistic infection but was just diagnosed with KS. I've read of the study in SF where KS is coming back but unable to find out much about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in the epidemic. These cases are behaving more like the KS described in the pre-AIDS era. They appear as patches of unsightly purple skin caused by a proliferation of blood vessels which are painless. They have not spread to internal organs or... Read more »
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The Well Project

Cancers

...do 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 »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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skin lesion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...information? Thanks so much. I'm starting to come up with a list of items I may have in common with people who have full blown AIDS. I've never been tested and would have to have been exposed over ten years ago. I'd be grateful for any... Read more »

What the F%&# is it if not HIV?????

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...aphthous ulcers 12. Facial skin pigmentation changes 13. Plantar and genital warts 14. Possible psoriasis and other unknown skin lesions 15. Red, blotchy skin on face? Sehborreic Dermatitis? 16. Re-occurring dry cough and runny nose 17.... Read more »