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Purple Spots Could I Have AIDS

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Bruising of the Skin

Since Nov 21, 2003, I have been clean from crystal meth. Shortly there after, in March 2004 I found out my status as being HIV+. From that point on, I have taken an active role in my healthcare. Recently I have noticed tat my skin is bruising...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...have your platelet count checked as well as bleeding indices. Also avoiding NSAIDs such as aspirin or ibuprofen may decreased bruising/bleeding in some patients. Avoiding excessive UV light and seeing a dermatologist if problems persists may be... Read more »

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I was diagnosed a month ago, and I am confident that I was infected approximately 6 months ago. As of a month ago, my initial T Cell readings were 215 at 25% and my VL was 403,000. These troubling numbers so early are worrying me. In addition, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...count, but is more common and much more severe at lower counts. If you're concerned about your purple spot, show it to your HIV specialist or an HIV-knowledgeable dermatologist. As for when and what to start, that's a lengthy discussion you... Read more »

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
...frequently in bisexual and gay men. (We still don't completely understand why.) Topically it presents as flat or slightly raised dark purple skin spots. It can also affect the lungs, gastrointestinal track, mouth and other internal organs. K.S.... Read more »

Reyataz Leopard Spot Rash!

Hello,A friend of mine just started on Reyataz and got both jaundice and a horrible "leopard spot" rash. The rash itches, has blistered and now has become huge purple spots. She says now she "really looks like somebody who has AIDS." Please help!...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
In many ways, Reyataz represents an important advance in antiretroviral therapy. It is a highly effective drug that can be given once a day and does NOT seem to be associated with the development of metabolic changes, such as elevated blood sugar or... Read more »
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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...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... 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 Read more »

Purplish spot on arm

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...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 risky and he was neg. when I was... Read more »

red, pink, brown or purplish blotches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...following is said to be a symptom of ARS: red, pink, brown or purplish blotches on and/or under the skin http://www.13kg.com/facts/hiv_aids_common_symptoms.htm That's rather scary. Does anybody know what these look like and what causes them? ... Read more »

POSITIVE?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Although I have not tested positive(yet) I believe I will. I go today.First test negative. RNA PCR test. What I want to know is what was some of you guys symptoms. Mine are nightsweats, rashes,KS (looks like), I have had purple like spots appear and... Read more »