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Purple Skin Lesions And Hiv

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purple patches

Can a Kaposi sarcoma flat lesion, occur in one day, ie suddenly. I have about a dime size lesion on my thigh and it occurred in one day. it blanches though, can it still be Kaposi. Has been there a week unchanged....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Kaposi's sarcoma (K.S.) lesions do not blanch and dime-sized lesions do not appear within one day.K.S. was a major problem during the early years of the epidemic. Today it is seen only rarely. K.S. is caused by human herpes virus type 8... Read more »

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... Read more »

hiv and hpv skin lesions

i wld like to know if there is any link between the warts my grandson has and hiv infection of his... Read more »
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Brown Medical School

Ask the Expert: Case Study -- Newly-Admitted Patient With a Penile Lesion

Case A 27-year-old male presents to the prison infirmary with penile pain. He reports having had the pain for the past three days, ever since accidentally catching part of the skin of his penis in his pants zipper. The patient reports previous good... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Purple Ribbon for Rape Victims

A nationwide campaign to make antiretroviral drugs available for every rape survivor in South Africa kicked off Tuesday in Cape Town. Advocates called on supporters to wear a purple ribbon around their left wrist to show their support for making the... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Radiofrequency Ablation Is Safe and Tolerable in Treating Pre-Cancerous Anal Lesions Among HIV-Infected MSM, Study Finds

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) delivered in three pulses to 180 degrees of the anal mucosa is safe and tolerable when administered to HIV-infected patients with anal dysplasia, according to a poster presented at IDWeek 2012 . Twelve participants took... Read more »
Tibotec Therapeutics

HIV/AIDS Update -- New Intelence Labeling: Severe Skin and Hypersensitivity Reactions

Dear Healthcare Professional: Tibotec Therapeutics , in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, would like to inform you of an important safety update to the Severe Skin Reactions WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS section (5.1) of the... Read more »
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KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if KS lesions appear and disappear spontaneously? I noticed a red-purple mark(looks like little blood blisters) on my leg less than one/half inch. I noticed it about 4 1/2 years ago. It disappeared so I did't think anything of it... Read more »

skin lesion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have the dreaded reddish-purplish mark on my arm. It is not raised-perfectly flat. About dime sized. When I push on it, you can see the blood leave the area and quickly return when pressure is released. I also notice that it gets deeper in... Read more »

Karposis lesion?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a purplish spot about one inch in diameter on my inner right thigh. It itched at first, but not now. When I press it down, it does not white out like a bruise, but it does white out a little. It doesn't look like a bruise, bug bite, or... Read more »

weird purple spots!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ive been poz for almost 2 years now. i havent been sick or anything but yesterday i noticed weird purple spots like bruises on my body, on my upper arms and on my legs near my knees. their small and they dont hurt but they look gross. i dont burise... Read more »