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I accidently used a toilet paper that had small red dots that looked like blood. Can hiv, hpv or Hcv spread through this?

I accidently used a toilet paper that had small red dots that looked like blood. Can hiv, hpv or Hcv spread through this?

No risk, no worries: I find it difficult to believe you found toilet paper that really had blood on it. But if that happened, there would be little or no risk for any of these infections. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Red dots on tongue could it be HIV symptom?

Red dots on tongue could it be HIV symptom?

Unlikely: There are many other causes for your symptoms than hiv. If you don't participate in IV drug use or unprotected sex, why are you worrying over HIV so much? ...Read more

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I have red dots on my genitals, is this HIV related?

Probably not- but: Do recommend eval These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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My HIV tri test show red round dot in the control' shows negative. But I seen a little red mark (not fully round) in left near hiv-1. What indicates?

My HIV tri test show red round dot in the control' shows negative. But I seen a little red mark (not fully round) in left near hiv-1. What indicates?

Not a do it yourself: Issue. Please consult your doctor for the test to be done at an accredited laboratory. So that you do not have continuing doubts, it would be appropriate to get the test for HIV nucleic acids. ...Read more

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Is red dot on head of penis an STD or hiv? Painless

Is red dot on head of penis an STD or hiv? Painless

Here are some. ..: Watch it or them for 1-2 months; if being there as long a you could have remembered without a change in number, it/they could be benign so no need to concern; if changing in number along with size, have Doc take a look for sure. But, clinically, having red dot (s) on foreskin is usually related with local hygiene, so keep foreskin/glans penis cleaning & drying regularly. More doubt? See Doc timely. ...Read more

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Have a HIV test, negative after 20 days, red dots on tongue could it be HIV?

Have a HIV test, negative after 20 days, red dots on tongue could it be HIV?

NOT HIV: No. Absolutely not. I do not know where you came to believe that red dots represented HIV infection. But, they do not and would not. There is no such symptom in HIV infection, especially acutely. ...Read more

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I have small, flat red area in my chest skin without itchy and spread its happend in 2days ago, is it HIV sign?

I have small, flat red area in my chest skin without itchy and spread its happend in 2days ago, is it HIV sign?

See doctor: Only from single sign of chest wall lesion it is difficult to tell HIV status, it is always thorough exam and blood test and your history important to diagnosis of hiv. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Small spots on upper chest, red in colour. Not itchy. Is this a symptom ov HIV, even tho had a rapid finger prick test at 27 week and result was Neg?

Doubtful but: Skin rash can be caused by many things including viral infections other than HIV. You did not mention whether you have had unprotected sex during the past 40 weeks and thus a negative test at 27 weeks cannot tell you whether you have contracted HIV or not. Nonetheless if it is from another viral infection or a drug reaction, the rash should resolve in ...Read more

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Do I have hiv? How long does it take for red dots to appear I have some on my legs sometiimes they disappear. Or is it bedbug bits my room is messy

Do I have hiv? How long does it take for red dots to appear I have some on my legs sometiimes they disappear. Or is it bedbug bits my room is messy

Hmmm....: Not sure why you are suspecting HIV from red dots on your legs; however, if you are at risk you should be tested. As far as the rash on your legs, it is impossible to diagnose via the internet without ability to see (or feel) the rash - make an appointment for your doctor to examine you so that you can receive treatment if needed. ...Read more

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What do the rashes look like if someone has been infected with hiv? Are they small red bumps that look like insect bites that itch?

What do the rashes look like if someone has been infected with hiv? Are they small red bumps that look like insect bites that itch?

Variable: Hiv is a viral infection. Some people get a rash from the virus itself, some get rashes from the medications used to treat it, and some get rashes from other infections if the HIV is untreated. Like most viral infections, it can give pink dots all over which can run together. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my feet and ankels for almost a year it has never gone away and is smalll red bumps filed with waterlike substance can it be hiv?

Seems like: A long time for you not to have gone to a doctor. It could just be a fungus. I don't think I would draw any conclusions about HIV unless you have reason to believe you have HIV in which case you should go and find out if you do. ...Read more

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Hi my partner has a small red on his penis head & white around the dr told him its ulcer does it could be HIV? Because he told him to see a professor

Probably not hiv: Other STDs should be considered. It sounds a bit like syphilis so testing should be done. No unprotected sex until this is resolved and perhaps you should get tested too. But both of you should get HIV as well since STDs and HIV can coexist. ...Read more

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Had protected sex with an escrot. I took the condom off and started to masturbate, notices a small red spot on my penis next morning worried of HIV?

Had protected sex with an escrot. I took the condom off and started to masturbate, notices a small red spot on my penis next morning worried of HIV?

HIV: HIV can be transmitted through blood, sexual fluids, As long as you didn't had the intercourse unprotected your risk of getting HIV from your partner is low, This red spot might be irritation of skin due to masturbation without lubricant. Did you wash your hands after taking the condom off? ...Read more

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Have rash on chest and concerned its an STD or HIV. Small red area-would go get tested but understand it takes 3 months before I can be tested.

Have rash on chest and concerned its an STD or HIV. Small red area-would go get tested but understand it takes 3 months before I can be tested.

See below: You can get tested anytime. If the result is positive, it is definitive. If the exposure was less than one year ago, you will need to be retested. At three months after exposure you could get an HIV nucleic acid and if that is negative, it would rule out HIV. See this site for more info.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/guidelines/index. Html ...Read more

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My friend has HIV and a round cut on his palm not bleeding, but red skin exposed. We cook and wash dishes etc. I have small cuts on hand. Do I get hiv?

No: The risk is virtually zero in those circumstances. That is especially true if your friend is on appropriate meds for his hiv. ...Read more

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No patch forms in skin. But, small itchy red bumps form seperately about 1 inch distance in my back, hands and leg. Hiv symptoms?

No patch forms in skin. But, small itchy red bumps form seperately about 1 inch distance in my back, hands and leg. Hiv symptoms?

Cannot see these: And therefore cannot diagnose them, but if you think you may have been exposed to HIV you should go and get tested in the near future. This is a treatable disease, best when diagnosed early. ...Read more

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I had a single small red/white bump on soft palate for a couple days and its gone. In HIV mouth sores, would there only be one or would it be more?

More than one likely: There are more than one type or mouth sores usually related to hiv. Most have more to do with being immunosupressed- like candidiasis (ulcers caused by yeast infections), cold and herpetic ulcers as well as leukoplakia ("hairy tounge"). The onset of a single small lesion that has healed is not an indicator that you have contracted hiv. If you are still fearful, the best remedy is testing. ...Read more

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Having red dots under penis glans for over a year now and currently on clotrimazole. HIV and Hsv2 test neg. What can be causing it? May do biopsy..

Having red dots under penis glans for over a year now and currently on clotrimazole. HIV and Hsv2 test neg. What can be causing it? May do biopsy..

Biopsy: Chronic red dots could be Fordyce spots, balanoposthitis, rarely erythrolasia, Lichen sclerosis, balanitis xerotica obliterans and also other causes. It is best to have a biopsy and the pathologist will give definite diagnosis then you will get treated. The medicine you are taking is for fungus but is not working. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got one small ulcer in tongue after 4 weeks of unprotected sex. And 2 red bumps on my inner thigh. Are these symptom of acute HIV? Pls reply me..

I got one small ulcer in tongue after 4 weeks of unprotected sex. And 2 red bumps on my inner thigh. Are these symptom of acute HIV? Pls reply me..

Get examined please: It could be almost anything and the only way to know for sure is to get it tested. Do not delay, and please consider using protection in the future. ...Read more

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Am I HIV+? My right eye has been slightly red for the past one month, I had a soar throat last week, I've got a slight cold now, & my biceps got small

Not HIV: We do not diagnose HIV by symptoms. HIV is diagnosed by blood tests. But, that may not matter. None of your symptoms represent an HIV infection. None. ...Read more

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I'm worried I have hiv. Right now I have 2 small mouth ulcers and small red bumps on my back and chest that don't itch. Also I have a headache. Its been 2 weeks since I had unprotected oral sex. I am a paranoid person so how worried should I be?

I'm worried I have hiv. Right now I have 2 small mouth ulcers and small red bumps on my back and chest that don't itch. Also I have a headache. Its been 2 weeks since I had unprotected oral sex. I am a paranoid person so how worried should I be?

Not at all: You should not worry before you have a test to determine if you have HIV or another sexually transmitted disease. Simply make an appointment with your doctor, discuss your sexual activity and ask for testing for STDs as well as for advice regarding safe sex. Do not be shy about doing this, we are all prepared to have these discussions and to address these concerns. You are part of a generation that seems to have a higher rate of anxiety about many things, health especially. It is not clear why this generation has such a high rate of anxiety or, as you call it, paranoia, but rest assured you are not alone. ...Read more

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Day after oral sex with another man I've got red bumps back of throat, swollen tonsils with white dots. Strep was negative. Std? Hiv? Getting nervous

Day after oral sex with another man I've got red bumps back of throat, swollen tonsils with white dots. Strep was negative. Std? Hiv? Getting nervous

Get help: First ask your partner if he has an infection, genital or other that you may have caught. Then go to doctor as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex with itchy skin all over my body with sore lymph nodes in neck ear pain and small red bumps that come and go. Neg hiv at 108 days. Std?

Unprotected sex with itchy skin all over my body with sore lymph nodes in neck ear pain and small red bumps that come and go. Neg hiv at 108 days. Std?

See derm: I wonder if your doctor has considered scabies as the cause for your skin problem. You need to call your doctor or consider consulting a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Since I obtained treatment for hiv, my face has been very dry, scaly and rough with frequent redness/spots, any possible diet orregimen to avoid this?

Since I obtained treatment for hiv, my face has been very dry, scaly and rough with frequent redness/spots, any possible diet orregimen to avoid this?

HIV & rash on face: One of the rashes that is common is the setting of HIV is seborrheic dermatitis, which is a red rash with yellowish scales primarily on hairline, brows, around the nose and in the moustache/beard area. In patients with hiv, seborrheic dermatitis can be more extensive and more challenging to treat. However there are excellent treatments. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Deliveryman brought plastic for mattress he's cut on his hand n blood was on it. Touched blood on it. I got cut n bad allergy on hand redness. Hiv risk?

Deliveryman brought plastic for mattress he's cut on his hand n blood was on it. Touched blood on it. I got cut n bad allergy on hand redness. Hiv risk?

Stop worrying: The deliveryman bled all over your mattress plastic, and you touched the dried blood where you have a cut and a rash on your hand? This is still an unrealistic fear. Dried blood is a solid and isn't going to percolate into tissues; even your rash and your cut are sealed by your fibrin. With concerns like these, you'd do well to get with your physician and talk about your fears generally. ...Read more

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I have joint pain in my knees, elbows lasts 1 month Pain occurs in regular interval of 5-10 mins and lasts 20-30 sec. No swelling & redness. Is it hiv?

I have joint pain in my knees, elbows lasts 1 month Pain occurs in regular interval of 5-10 mins and lasts 20-30 sec. No swelling & redness. Is it hiv?

Less likely if only:: Arthralgia occurs in approximately 30% of patients with the acute retroviral syndrome. Other symptoms are Fever (75%), Fatigue (68%), Myalgia (49%), Rash (48%),
Headache (45%), Sore throat (40%), Enlarged cervical lymph nodes (39%), Night sweats (28%) and Diarrhea (27%). If you only have joint pains it's possible but much less likely, that you have acute HIV. Arthralgia is not a symptom of chronic HIV. ...Read more

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I've had a redness of my throat (but no pain) for 2 and a half months, my doctor prescribed me zithromax today but what could cause this? Could HIV?

Probably not HIV: HIV is not a likely cause of such symptoms. If you're at risk (e.g. high risk sex, sharing drug injection equipment) or otherwise worried, get tested. And be sure to tell your doctor your concerns about HIV. But probably not the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Vulva redness, I don't have allergy treated candida, no std no hiv. Could this be due to sleeping pills I am using for more than 6 months?

Vulva redness, I don't have allergy treated candida, no std no hiv. Could this be due to sleeping pills I am using for more than 6 months?

Unlikely: It is highly unlikely that this is from your sleeping pill especially when the area involved is so confined Redness without itching is more indicative of irritation. Have you introduced a new laundry product in washing your panties? If hand washed, make sure that it gets a thorough rinse. If problem persists, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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If I have HIV in my blood, when will red cross notify me?

If I have HIV in my blood, when will red cross notify me?

Yes: "Donors who are confirmed positive for any infectious disease are notified and have the opportunity to receive counseling with a specially trained, professional Red Cross donor counselor. " REF: http://www. Redcrossblood. Org/donating-blood/donation-faqs ...Read more

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My fries from Wendy's today tasted awful and as I looked down there was red on a few of them. I'm freaking out of getting HIV. What are the risks?

Unlikely: A lot of assumptions by you- (1)The red stuff is from blood (2)The blood is from a HIV infection person. Even if both scenario were true, it is unlikely the HIV would survive on contact with hot FF. Even if you do swallow it, it is unlikely the virus would survive in passage through the stomach. Stop worrying. ...Read more

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Red welts no sunburn looking rash could it be hiv?

Red welts no sunburn looking rash could it be hiv?

HIV: This is conceivable, but no clinical findings are reliable in predicting HIV infection. If you have been potentially exposed it is wise to be tested. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more