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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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Aids symptoms

when you have aids, does it affect the face and skin with hives or rashes?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Not necessarily, although HIV+s seem to have more skin problems than HIv-s, for reasons that are not understood.... Read more »

Numbness in the face

Hi Doc, I really need some advice here. I am 34 yo HIV positive male, I was diagnosed with HIV about 4 years ago. I developed a sharp pain down my spine and was taken to the ER and hospitalized for week. I had a high fever for couple of days and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would be concerned about some form of Bell's palsy involving facial nerve (often of unknown etiology though sometimes due to herpes or other infections). It can occur in general population as well as HIV+ persons with good CD4 counts. I... Read more »

Itchy Bumps on neck,face and Back.

Hello, I have been hiv+ since oct 1998 with no illnesses or treatment.This summer July 2001 I developed Itchy bumps on my back,face,neck.It was driving me crazy.If scratched thet get bloody and get scabs and look like welts.Found out my cd4 had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Red itchy bumps can be a real nuisance and challenge. The two conditions you mentioned are common in this setting. It is often worthwhile to seek the help of an HIV knowledgeable dermatologist to sort out the proper diagnosis and treatment... Read more »

My face is beginning to show signs

I have been HIV+ for 10 years, and have been very healthy for most of that time. However, over the past year my face has become increasingly gaunt, possibly a side-effect of protease inhibitor treatments. I'm very self-conscious about this...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Its sounds like in addition to the physical symptoms of weight loss and loss of facial fat that have resulted in your looking ill, you are understandably depressed. Are you in a support group where you can discuss these things with other people who... Read more »
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swelling in sides of face? Please answer!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
On May 14, 2002, I had a possible exposure to HIV via heterosexual contact unprotected without ejaculation and about a week to 2 weeks later I developed this tingly sensations inside my mouth, my saliva glands overproduced saliva which sometimes... Read more »

face rashes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
As some may know my doctor has told me to forget this issu of the HIV virus, I dont have had any symptom, I was just worried then , he evaluates my 6.5 week ELISA 3rd generation test and tell me that as he said I must not be worried about that, he... Read more »

face it, there are false negatives

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Face it...there are false negatives

I know of a number of people who have had repeated hiv Elisa
tests come back negative over a period of years only to
subsequently come down with an opportunistic infection like PCP
and then test positive. It... Read more »