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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 (after a rash or cut)... Read more »

Weird dark spots on my body

Hi, I started getting weird dark spots on my back, side of hips around february 01. I am HIV positive. I went to a dermatologist and was given fungal cream because the dermatologist looked at the spots and thought they were fungus. They vary in...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I too am confused by what you have. Usually the first thing to do is to get a biopsy to find out what's going on. You in fact did get a biopsy which apparantly didn't give you the answers you need. Biopsies are not 100% perfect. Maybe... Read more »

KS Spots- Will my spots fade and how long will it take?

It was now one year ago when I discovered eggplant-colored spots on my body, which multiplied rapidly. I had developed KS, but the HIV cocktail (Kaletra, 3TC, d4T) reversed this and the spots reduced and started to fade. Due to severe neuropathy,...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear Brian: I'm happy that it seems that you are responding to your HIV medicines. KS lesions, when they were active, are filled with blood. When KS lesions die off, the blood turns to a compound called hemosiderin, which causes the brownish... Read more »


This information from an article last year from a major magazine. If you go to be checked for possible H.I.V. exposure, chances are you'll be given a blood test. While this test is considered highly sensative in detecting the AIDS...
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
Again this data is only half of the story. This article appeared in Nature Medicine a year ago. No other confirmatory tests (ie HIV DNA PCR or plasma viral load, culture) were performed on those samples to determine whether they were true or false... Read more »
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Spot on tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

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 »

throat discomfort & white spots

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone ever had throat discomfort as if someting was stuck in the throat and white spots behind uvula which can be scraped off but they do not completely disappear. The throat does not really hurt but its a general sense of discomfort when I... Read more »

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 it was HIV. does this occur when you are HIV positive? please write back and let me know. Thank You

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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 dont burise... Read more »