Why do I get sick so often?
Apr 15, 2012
My viral load has been undetectable very quickly and my CD4 increased to 561. Luckily I had no side effects and I have been very well with medication. I had my new lab results last week and still undetectable and CD4 counts still above 500.
Although I am very healthy - I mean have no problem with my HIV status - I get sick very often! Cold, flu, coughing etc. I have been sick 4 times in 3 months. Why do you think is that? I take vitamins and other supplements daily. Quite careful about what I wear and what I eat but still getting sick! What should I do? I have just had a dog, it's been 3 months we live together, would you think my dog might effect?
Another question: I drink very rarely. Not more than once in 2 months. But I take my pills before I go bed, at bed time. And If I need to drink - celebrating something etc - it's usually late at night too. Would it be a problem? Not drinking too much, two or three glasses of wine max.
And one last thing: Since I have been on meds, I have more body hair... I had no hair on my shoulders and my back before but now I obviously have some... You think this is kinda side effects of meds? I told this situation to my doctor and she asked some hormone tests but they all came very normal. But don't you think getting hairy at age 29 is still weird? Should I worry about this?
Thanks for your help.
All the best.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
I can't explain why you might be getting "sick" so frequently. It is most likely not related to your HIV infection or your dog. I would not worry about using alcohol in moderation. Your doctor did the right thing at looking at various hormone levels that could be a cause for this, but it is not the meds, and I would not worry about it if all the hormone tests were normal.
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