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Two purple bumps (flattened out) on inner thigh. Is it HIV?

Two purple bumps (flattened out) on inner thigh. Is it HIV?

I had unprotected sex with a girl who I found out was cheating. A friend of hers had sex with her 2 months before and was okay when he got checked. but I know she's had other partners since. I am going in two weeks to get checked but I want to know anything I can. I noticed two purple spots that eventually flattened out on my inner thigh. Maybe showed up a month after sleeping with her last. That scared me. I also noticed some redish bumps that will come up on my upper genital area. only one or two at a time would come once in a while. no itch really but it worries me. I also got an ear infection 2 months after and a fever 3 months later due to staying up all night for two weeks and wearing down my body. The same symptoms happened last year for a whole 2 months to me before getting tested and turning up negative, so I'm wondering maybe I got sick from the stress. but I'm wondering if the real thing is HIV and not me wearing myself out worrying. Can anyone give any advice. are the two purple spots on thigh indicative of HIV or any other STD. I'll find out when I get tested but it's scary to think I may have just screwed up my life over a lying cheating girl who wasn't worth it. If it turns up fine I won't have sex with anyone without them showing me their test results.
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Doesn't have anything to do with HIV.
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but i'm reading about KS which are supposed purple bumps. and I'm wondering if I got that. what else could the purple bumps be?
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Then you didn't learn anything. No one gets KS in early HIV infection even it they positive and it's getting very rare for those that are infected to get KS due to the Haart meds they take.
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it says you teach about HIV. I'm really scared. Are you sure these purple bumps that flattened out aren't from Kaposis Sarcoma. I'm looking at pictures online and I'm really concerned. This girl supposedly got around alot and between the two months that the last dude got with her and me, she was with 3 dudes. I just got through a fever, couldn't sleep hardly, tongue and mouth dry. tired. Yes it could have been just a regular virus but the purple spots are the one thing that has me second guessing. Please Teak, let me know if this could be KS.
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ohh okay. well that makes me feel a little better, but I won't know anything until I get tested if I got other stuff going on. Question? around how long does it take for KS to show up if you've contracted HIV?
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Do you have an AIDS classification? No.. You don't even know if you were exposed and have HIV. KS is an OI in people with HIV that have had HIV for years and no under treatment.
648017 tn?1247999424
kaposi's sarcoma only happens end stage aids.  you wouldn't get kaposi's sarcoma right after an hiv exposure.  if you're worried about hiv get tested 3 months after exposure and it will be conclusive.
480448 tn?1426948538
YOU'D know if you had KS..it isn't just some innocuous skin lesion.

You've been around this board long enough to know this stuff.  Move on.
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check out my next post. I posted a website where there's a doctor that says on a site that you can get purple spots in a day or so after exposure. Also another site I saw said similar. So if Doctors are saying  a day or so and I got two purple spots on my thigh..... what the heck are these spots then?
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I know some info on the internet is kinda funky and can make you paranoid but this is a doctor saying it can appear after just 2 days.....
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Go back and reread what it says it doesn't say the first thing when KS develops it talks about lesions. You have to have AIDS to even remotely worry about KS which you don't have.
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http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Cancer/Archive/KS/Q142900.html

here's the site. everyone seems to be of a concensus here on this site but the amount of information on the internet is getting me crazy cause it makes your mind think you're dying if you get bit by a bug.
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Then I suggest you seek professional mental because we can't provide that for you.
648017 tn?1247999424
do you even know that you have hiv?  you're jumping from a possible exposure to kaposi's sarcoma?  kaposi's sarcoma occurs in old Mediterranean men and males (mostly) who have advanced hiv.  their t cell count was on average below 500 ug/dL.  that is from a dermatology textbook.  i was taught this by a dermatologist and a pathologist.  nothing they said contradicts teak.  personally i trust people who can prove their expertise.
480448 tn?1426948538
You need to STOP searching the web first of all.  NOTHING good will come out of it...you'll only become more confused and more anxious.

As a result of reading online...you are now attributing conditions (like KS) to something that is likely NOTHING.  Do you know how many different dermatological conditions and skin areas a person can develop that are totally benign and occur on a daily basis?  It has nothing to do with HIV.

If you had advanced AIDS where you were experiencing KS, you would be very very ill with a HUGE host of other problems and numerous hospitalizations under your belt already.  KS does NOT occur in early HIV infections, period.

There's nothing more we can offer you....you have the info, you have to choose what to do with it.  If you keep searching the web...you will drive yourself nuts...and we're not going to debate what other sites say.....especially when you could be interpreting info out of context.
648017 tn?1247999424
amen nursegirl
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