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Apr 27, 2007

I have been pos for 18 months I started meds with in 6o days of converting I am now 670 cd4 and less than 50 viral load, my question is when something happens to me minor ie: skin rash, pimple,or anything else I always think its HIV related am I over reacting? I would probably get these things anyways?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

You're probably over reacting-- just remember that neither having HIV nor HIV medications necessarily protects you from all the other things that humans get (or get exposed to). So in your case, if your might get a pimple before HIV, you could get one after.

In the end, though, this kind of answer is difficult to make by the internet. If you have concerns about your symptoms, you should contact your healthcare provider.


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