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Purple Spots After Topping With Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV

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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 »

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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 »

Purplish spot on arm

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have a purple spot on my arm-dime sized. It has been there for a while now. Is there anything but KS that can appear like that on skin? If I was exposed to HIV, it was over ten years ago. Never thought any contact with my last boyfriend was... Read more »

What do you mean I'm NEGATIVE ? !!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, my name is Steve and I've just tested negative at eleven weeks. I'd like to share my story because its very similar to some of the others that have appeared here. Sorry its a long story, but its consumed my whole life for the past (nearly)... Read more »

What di these symptoms mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what are K.S. sores? are they the dark purple or brown marks on your skin that look like bruises and if they are what does if mean if you have several of these just appearing out of nowhere but you are not sure if you have the virus. can these... Read more »