Could be a virus. Could be an allergic reaction to something (inside you, not external), though that's unlikely. Please stop reading the internet and worrying about HIV, etc. You need to be examined and tested as needed. Please arrange this as soon as you can, to allay your anxiety if nothing else.
Sorry I can't be more specific.
First of all, stay off of the internet seeking answers to what your condition is related to. The internet does no more than send you into an emotional mess. I know, I went through it too. There are many things that could have caused these red spots, far more common than HIV. I would have a health care provider check the spots up close to give you a proper diagnosis. The Derm in this forum does look at posted photos, so hopefully he will be able to give you some better answers. In the meantime, stop looking on the internet.
Thank you for your comment, intermediate to a dermatologist's view. I know you are right and this is probably something else anyway. Hopefully, I can get into a doctor's office soon. The emergency room would not be a good idea, but an abuse of that system and expensive to me at that. But that won't be until sometime next week and hopefully a dermatologist will show up to give me a few words. I sure hope it is not HIV.
From what I have seen, they appear to be cherry angiomas. They also are often completely benign and occur in men after age 40. If I understand the one worry I had, of an HIV signature maculopapular rash, such a rash requires the discoloration to extend beyond the elevated part (papule) and I don't see that. And Kaposi's sarcoma wouldn't be like this exactly.
Perhaps too many things came together to make me a wreck. Dry weather (and maybe a small cold that is going around) gave me a slightly sore throat. Acid reflux that I get occasionally didn't help on another symptom in the list. AIDS awareness in the news of course didn't help. Had me anxiously scrambling for any sign of something serious once I saw these very different things on my body. I never knew anxiety like this in my life and now have a much keener appreciation of what people with real worries like that go through. I will definitely find ways to help with their cause now. As for me, it would be nice to get a confirmation that what I have are likely those harmless angiomas. Still need to get a physical as I am not getting younger and heart and thyroid problems run in the family. I'll stop and just wait for a Doc to answer me.
It's clearly not a maculopapular rash. I would bet on cherry anginomas if anything. Anginomas are not harmful and can be treated. Stop worrying about HIV. I went through a little scare myself this time last year. All those commercials drove my anxiety through the roof. Stop worrying (you dont have HIV because of these red spots (anginomas)) and wait for the doctors response.
It is not cherry angiomas--they do not look like that or erupt in this manner. And they certainly aren't Kaposi's sarcoma.
Thanks for the replies. I am not sure if I should be more scared or not. I will get in to see a physician as soon as I can, hopefully later in the week. They are sparsely distributed and noticeable because I looked for them. I would have sworn they were cherry angiomas but that is why I asked for a doctor's opinion. Kaposi's sarcoma being ruled out is a huge relief. I would have been surprised by that anyway but still was a huge worry as even a possibility. I very much appreciate the feedback. You folks are great. Anything else encouraging? The allergy angle might be something as I do recall a histamine attack (sinus area was all itchy) days ago. Sure wish it was easier to get a medical appointment these days. A dermatologist wait is long and even getting in for a physical before the end of the year is tough.
I have seen a doc and I have molluscum contagiosum on my face, neck, arms, hands, thigh, and groin. Don't see any on my genetils. Is it common to have it widespread like that and not my HIV? I am going for testing tomorrow morning.
I have a patch of red dots on my thigh right now. They seem
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