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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? HIV fraud is the promotion, advertisement, or sale of products that are supposed to diagnose, treat, or cure HIV when those products have not been proven to be safe and effective for those purposes. Regular medicine does not have a cure for HIV. Because it is a serious illness, many people with HIV disease are willing to try almost anything to get healthy. Some unproven treatments may be harmless, but others can be...
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Black Spots: Does it Mean I have AIDS?

I have brother who is HIV +. He is only using feed supplements at the moment. He recently started developing some black spots on his skin (forhead, chest, and back). They do not pain him but make him uncomfortable, as he is worried that he may be...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Changes in the skin are a concern for all of us regardless of whether or not we have underlying health problems. You raise two different issues in your question. Let's talk about these "black spots" first.There are many different... Read more »

weird looking spots

what does it mean when a person has pimple like soars on the head or back of head???? sometimes they dont pop they get really big . but they usually go away>>also i have like white spots on my back and alot of pimple like soars on my...
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
It is very difficult to give you advise on these skin changes you describe- they may be caused by a bacterial infection, or be a form of acne- the best thing to do is to see a doctor- There are lots of possible explanations- and good treatments... Read more »

Enigmatic Cotton Wool Spot

I have tested negative for HIV twice now, and have been with the same person for nearly 2 years.I am 22 years old. 3 months ago I developed a cotton wool spot during a game of basketball. I had no trauma.After seeing several opthamologists they...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
A cotton wool spot occurs when a blood vessel in the nerve fiber layer of the retina gets closed off, causing an "infarct" of that area. Cotton wool spots can sometimes be mistaken for CMV lesions. Yours may have been associated with... Read more »

Red spots all over/ on Combivir/Viramune

I am a 40 year old male from Athens, Greece. I have been diagnosed HIV positive about 4 years ago. I take medication which consists of Viramune and Combivir. Lately I have experienced allergy attacks like red spots all over the body, particularly...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Rashes of any type are often seen with Viramune therapy, so it may be your medications. Such rashes often occur early in treatment, and then resolve. However, the less severe rashes (such as you describe) may occur later on. All of this being... Read more »
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Pimple-looking spots on hands

Posted by Anonymous
Hey everybody. I recently had oral sex performed on me and now it tingles to urinate and my hands have pimple looking dots on them. They seem to dry up quickly and flake off. What is this? Is this symptom (hands) a sign of ARS?

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Spot on tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi:

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 »

red spots

Posted by Anonymous

Please help has anyone with hiv had these symptons, im going for my test on monday , i just need some support. Its the third time ive had the test but since these symptons have started i havent been re-tested...this is about a year since last test.
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itchy spots

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I WAS WONDERING WHAT RASH IS GENERALIZED WITH HIV SYPMTOMS..I STARTED HAVING ITCHY RED AREAS ON MY ARMS...SOMETIME ON MY LEGS...SINCE DEC. 20..THE DAY I WENTTO A CONCERT..I WAS BY THE STAGE RUBBING ON EVERYONE ELSE THAT WAS SWEATY..SINCE THATS ALL... Read more »