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red, pink, brown or purplish blotches on and/or under the skin

Dear Doctors,In their FAQ, CDC refer to the following symptoms of ARS:red, pink, brown or purplish blotches on and/or under the skinI feel it is a bit broad. Do you know what they are referring to, what causes these blotches, and what they look...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That 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 »

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Hello, I am going on 20years with HIV+. When I was first dignosed I had a cd4 of 455. I did take... Read more »

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red, pink, brown or purplish blotches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The 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?

Please... Read more »

red blotches all over body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I 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 »

Blotches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hey 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 »

Bruises/blotches?

Posted by countingdays, 1 Reply
Hi 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 »