Purple Spots Could I Have HIV
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Repliesive 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 »
Posted by AnonymousWould little pink and purple spots on my palm be a sign of infection? unprotected vaginal with a stripper about 8 weeks ago. I had a neg. pcr and elia at 6 weeks. Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesI 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHi:
Anyone ever heard of chancre appearing on tongue as possible site of HIV infection.
was given head from a guy and his wife and she kissed me once.
About 5 weeks later had little white chancre appear on tongue then really bad sinus infection,... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI seem to remember that a symptom was a dark spot on the face that would not go away, is this true, if so what are the details ?
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Harvard Medical SchoolAs 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 »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineDark skinned patients sometimes develop spots on palms and feet from the zidovudine or less often lamivudine (the two drugs in Combivir). Syphilis and other conditions also possible. If spots due to drugs often stabilize and are usually of mostly... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineSpots on palms/soles of feet sometimes are seen in dark skinned patients on zivovudine (drug in Combivir) though other conditions such as syphilis need to be considered so ideally a clinical evaluation by at least a primary care doctor recommeneded.... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 »
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Maryland: City Offers New HIV Testing; Procedure Detects Virus Earlier, Could Identify "Hot Spots" Where It Is SpreadBaltimore's switch from conventional HIV antibody testing to RNA-based testing could help authorities diagnose new cases more quickly, aiding prevention efforts. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, the city's health commissioner, said the more sophisticated test... Read more »
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