What Color Are Hiv Spots On Your Skin

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AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...control. These new cases seem to be mild and not life-threatening. KS is mostly a disease of men: there are at least 8 men with KS for each woman. It is one of the most visible signs of AIDS, because it usually shows up as spots on the skin (lesions) that look red or purple on white skin, and bluish, brownish or black on dark skin. Lesions often occur on the face, arms and legs. KS on the skin is not life threatening. However, KS lesions on...
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Brown spot on my nose?

My boyfriend occasionally gets a dark brown/red spot on the tip of his nose. It comes and goes sometimes it's not noticeable, and other times its very noticeable. He does NOT have HIV/AIDS. Sometimes he gets small red marks around the neck area (no...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Obviously, one of the more characteristic manifestations of HIV disease on the skin is Kaposi's sarcoma, which is dark red in color and raised or flat. It does not come and go as you describe, but it can sometimes Read more »

bad reaction to sustiva

i did sustiva for two weeks after i got a bad rash over my body then my skin color went from light to tan now it's going back to light but i'm noticing spots around my arms should i be worried that the rash is coming back?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...stopped then it is unusual for new drug related rashes to appear. Your HIV provider is the best person to assess the situation. Skin problems are common in HIV+ persons so sometimes there can be another skin condition present to complicate... Read more »

Kaposis Sarcoma-Urgent query about spots

Normally, how long will it take from infected by HIV to have KS appeared in your skin? I had an oral sex with an HIV + people almost 5 month ago (she is in very high risk group). I had condomn on. This is the first that I have sex. I have not...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...HIV infection to develop enough defects in your immune system to allow KS to show up. If your are at all concerned about the spots, then the easiest way to find out if you have KS is to have one of the spots biopsies. A biopsy can usually be done... Read more »

Do you think my spot is KS?

3 months after exposure to person of unknown status, I developed a spot on my arm around one of my larger veins. It started off looking like a very light colored bruise, at times barely noticeable. It has not really changed much, now 6 months...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...However, what you are describing could be one of many, many conditions. The only way to know for sure is to have one of the spots biopsied. Since you are concerned about this and since you want to get an answer, I don't know of any other way of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...or liver disease include: Pain Enlarged liver Fatigue Nausea Dark urine Clay-colored stool Jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes) If you have these symptoms you should call your health care provider. However, there... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...increase as anemia gets worse. Symptoms include: Severe fatigue (tiredness) Difficulty breathing Rapid heart rate Pale skin Decreased pinkness of the lips, gums, lining of the eyelids, nail beds, and palms Feeling cold Confusion or loss... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...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... Read more »
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