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Spots On Body From Hiv

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... only ones that put you at risk for getting HIV because of the possibility that during one of these activities someone else's blood might enter your own bloodstream (which, incidentally, cannot happen if a scab or a sore spot on your skin brushes against a surface that looks as if it has dried blood on it): unprotected vaginal or anal sex (especially if you're the one providing the vagina or anus) sharing injection drug equipment,...
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Spot on the body

Hi im 23 and im hiv postive. I have dark spot around my leg area that been there before i was postive but now more have come and i dont know what it is. like two week ago after i took a shower a dark spot come on my chest and kind fade away. my cd4...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...If your immune system is 'low', say a CD4 <350, then treatment is indicated. Dark spots are worth getting checked by your doctor, the could be bruising (ow platelets) or new moles Common in HIV) post inflammatory Read more »

multiple body inflammations after starting hiv and tb treatment

Hi,I just restared therapy after 5 years from meds break, its been thirty days now since I restarted, and I am having some severe side effects, that have landed me in an emergenency room once for shingles, and now if my chest pains gets any worse...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...and he or she may also ask you to explore these feelings with a mental health provider.In the meantime, I would not stop your HIV medications without first discussing this with your doctor.Thank you for your question.Joe Read more »

WOKE UP WITH RED SPOTS !!

Hi, I woke up today with red spots all over my body! Legs, chest, stomach...They are "low relief", they dont itch or anything, but Im worried ! Also, I noticed that when I take a cold bath they appear more, then they "hide" a little bit afterwards....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Very difficult to determine without physically seeing them what this could be. You need to have your doctor check you out. Read more »

White spots

I have tiny white spots appearing all over my body, forming pulsy heads leaving white skin. What could cause this andhow could I get rid of them (internally and externally)? Just for you, I've been diagosedwith Hiv. Also, apply that same question to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There are a wide range of skin problems (both white spot and purplish spots included) that can be seen in the general population but may be more common in HIV+ persons. I recommend a Read more »
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HIV News & Views, June 24, 2009 - The Body

...forms of treatment to stop those memory T cells from replenishing themselves. Their goal: the complete elimination of HIV in the human body. Will it work? Stay tuned; animal studies have yet to begin. (Article from TheBody.com)   Early... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...and water before using your fingers to find a vein, or even to pick up a piece of cotton. You should also clean the injection spot ( before not after ) and even wash your fingers with an alcohol swab if possible. Use sterile water if possible.... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...the pain might only occur when you put weight on the joint. In more severe cases the pain could be constant. An MRI scan can spot early stages. X-rays and other scans can detect advanced osteonecrosis. Diet and Healthy Bones Even though... Read more »
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white spot on tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...i had a white spot on my tongue for 2-3 days and it went away. i was also sck around that time with the flu. needless to say, i automatcally thought Read more »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a test at 6 weeks and it was negative. now my lymph nodes in muy groin are swollen and hurting. other than that i feel fine. i was so sure i was ok, until this! Read more »

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. Read more »

Scared In Canada! Do I have AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...include: fogginess, blurred vision at times with many floaters, white stuff along my gums and tongue, a bit of white tongue, spots on my body, and a general fatigue factor. Does this sound like HIV/AIDS to you? Should I get re-tested? What do... Read more »