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What Do Lesions Caused By AIDS Look Like

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AIDS InfoNet


...Spread? How Do I Know if I Have Molluscum? How Is Molluscum Treated? Can Molluscum Be Prevented? Drug Interaction Problems The Bottom Line What Is Molluscum? Molluscum contagiosum is a skin infection. It is caused by a virus. Molluscum causes small bumps (lesions) to appear on the skin. Most of them are less than half an inch in diameter. They have a hard white core. Some lesions have a small dent or dimple in the center....
Ask the Experts

Cause of lesions?

I am have been HIV positive since 1995. I am presently on Kaletra and Combivir. At times my skin breaks out in lesions in various parts of my body that I treat with Clindamycin Phospate per the instructions of my physician. The lesions are at times...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There are a wide variety of skin problems seen in persons with HIV. Some conditions are seen similarly in the general population while others (like eosinophilic folliculitis) seem more common Read more »

skin lesion

i went from hiv to aids,how can i get rid of the leisons spots on arms and legs.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...on the diagnosis for the skin condition. Your HIV specialist and/or a dermatologist (skin specialist) can often pin down the cause of the skin lesions and offer targeted treatmend suggestions. KH Read more »

lesions in AIDS patients; are they cancer

Are all lesions in AIDS patients cancer?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...NOT. There are many many things which can cause lesions which are not cancer. Many lesions are benign growths, many lesions are caused by viruses (e.g. molluscum, warts, and so on)or other infectious agents, and many lesions are caused by a whole... Read more »

Spreading of lesions and KS (kissing, touching)

Dear Dr: I understand that lesion and KS are caused by a condition. Sometimes I feel like kissing my boyfriend's lesions and KS ,so I can comfort him. He has not asked me to. I just really feel his pain. I do care for him. Will kissing his KS and...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...So long as his lesions are not open (in other words, oozing), kissing his lesions should be okay. Comforting your boyfriend in this manner should NOT Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...intestines, and lymph nodes. KS involves the development of many new, tiny blood vessels. This process is called angiogenesis. KS is caused by a herpes virus called Human Herpes Virus 8 (HHV-8). In a recent study, men with HHV-8 were nearly 12... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...for lesions (cuts or scrapes). If you find something, don't believe your partner if he or she tells you itwas caused by the heat, the weather, or clothes. You should avoid any contactwith the area until a health care worker has... Read more »
The Well Project


...(KS) KS was one of the most common opportunistic infections (OIs) in the early days of the AIDS epidemic. KS is actually caused by a virus called Kaposi's sarcoma herpes virus (KSHV) or HHV-8. But KS behaves and is treated like a cancerous... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Cidofovir Reported Useful for Mollusca Lesions in Kids

...MCV ( molluscum contagiosum virus) can cause disfiguring lesions on the face, neck and genitals of people with HIV/AIDS. There is no therapy specifically licensed for the Read more »
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brain lesion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
... in 96 i was diagnosed with pml because of ct scan and mir i lost ability of speech, walking, writing and bacically have blurred vision in 98 i had a spinal tap which Read more »

lesiones cutaneas

Posted by tronco2
...alguien me puede decir de que manera se presentan las lesiones cutaneas? gracias. Read more »

Covering KS lesion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm posting this here 'cause this is the most active part of the boards. Does anyone know of a good product to cover up a Kaposi's sarcoma lesion? I hope Read more »

KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know if KS lesions appear and disappear spontaneously? I noticed a red-purple mark(looks like little blood blisters) on my leg less than one/half Read more »