Red Blotches And Hiv
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyThe following is said to be a symptom of ARS:
red, pink, brown or purplish blotches on and/or under the skin
That's rather scary. Does anybody know what these look like and what causes them?
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Posted by countingdays, 1 ReplyHi all -
I'm trying to hold things together but am really flipping out.
I'm now 5.5 weeks post exposure. Had a OraQuick oral swab negative test at 4.5 weeks.
Today I got up and noticed two red blotches on my leg. They sort of look like bruises... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI woke up today with red blotches all over my body except for my face and neck. I am not on meds... cd4 210 and vl 23,000. Early this afternoon most of it went away.. but now its coming back.... I have appt for Dermo this Wednesday.. Meanwhile its... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replyhey just a simple question, how long do blotches last ?, what causes blotches ? and when would a blotch appear with HIV if it was a symptom ? also how can you tell if its a blotch or not ? Read more »
Posted by AnonymousHi for about a year now ive had re-occuring red spots on the head of my penis, they are almost lesian like only the size of say the nib of a pen. I went to two local GUM clinics to try and find out what it is, all i got was that it could just be a... Read more »
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineThat description is so non-specific it is almost worthless. The key parameter is a transient skin rash occuring after an exposure with a risk for HIV transmission. In that setting the rash is of some help but a complete history and laboratory... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESThanks for your post.It's difficult for doctors to accurately diagnose skin problems without being able to see the lesions directly-- (for some like me, it's tough even if you're in my office). That said, having hives is suggestive... Read more »
Test Positive Aware NetworkHi, there:Unprotected penetrative sex is certainly a risk. However, none of your symptoms have me concerned about HIV. It is not possible to have KS lesions 17 days after infection. Kaposi's Sarcoma only happens in the very late-stages of HIV... Read more »
University of British ColumbiaThe type of rash you describe is unusual as an initial manifestation of HIV infection. However, if you have been possibly exposed to HIV, I would definitely recommend that you get tested, whether you have symptoms or not. If the exposure is recent... Read more »
India: A Study Comparing Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV Among Ex-Red-Light District and Non-Red-Light District Sex Workers After the Demolition of Baina Red-Light DistrictGoa's red-light district was demolished in 2004. In the current study, the researchers compared HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) between sex workers who had been based in the Baina red-light district (ex-RLD-SWs) with those who had... Read more »
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Federation of Red Cross, Red Crescent Societies Appeals for $333 Million to Fund Programs, Including HIV/AIDS ReliefThe International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies on Thursday made an appeal for $333 million to fund its work through 2007, including health programs aimed at curbing the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the AP/ Los Angeles Times reports.... Read more »
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