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HIV and AIDS

Bump On Forehead-Symptom of HIV

05/23/2006

Question:

I heard that an eary sign of HIV or AIDS is a bump or knot that forms on your forehead and doesn't go away. Is this true?

Answer:

The early symptoms of HIV infection include fevers, night sweats, arthralgias, myalgias, sore throat, and a rash. A bump on the forehead is not one of the early signs of HIV. 

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Pamposh   Kaul, MD Pamposh Kaul, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati