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Boils And Hiv

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HIV and boils

On sero convertion, among other symptoms, I had numerous boils develop under my arm (15 in total). I have since been diagnosed HIV+ and my cd4 count is 430, vl approx 10,000. Just recently (approx 6 months after last outbreak)I got another nasty...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
These are likely due to MRSA, a strain of staph bacteria. Although they occur frequently in HIV infected people, this infection (if that is what it is) is almost as likely to occur in those people without HIV infection.... Read more »

boils and hiv

i have ben hiv since 1997. and my viral load is in the millions and my cd4 count is 22 i keep... Read more »

HIV and Boils

I've been HIV+ for 3 years and no meds. Been to the doctor 3 times for boils (i.e. rectum,... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some Ugandans Lack Money to Buy Condoms, Boiling Them For Reuse

Some people in Uganda who cannot afford to purchase condoms have started boiling used condoms with steam produced from cooking food in an attempt to sterilize and reuse them, Makerere University professor Sam Luboga said Saturday at the opening of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Shortage "Contributing to the Spread of AIDS in East Europe and Third World"

Acute shortages of condoms are contributing to the swelling numbers of HIV/AIDS cases in eastern Europe and developing countries, according to a report this week from Population Action International, an independent research and advocacy group. The... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Diarrhea ... Again?

Let's face it. Diarrhea is not a glamorous subject to talk about. But it does occur, especially in HIV infection. It affects as many as 30-50 percent of HIV positive individuals at some point in time. Diarrhea is defined by the Centers for Disease... Read more »
TheBody.com

Why HIV "Crimes" Harm HIV Prevention and People With HIV

For our World AIDS Day 2010 section, we wanted to capture the diversity of the AIDS community. So, we reached out to people across the world -- mostly those who have never written for us before -- and asked them to guest blog. These columns are... Read more »
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Question re: boils - meds or HIV related?

Posted by dj1979, 1 Reply
I have a problem. I have been HIV+ for about 2 1/2 years, started on meds in Jan. this year due to falling CD4 (down to 227). Have had to make a couple med changes, currently on Combivir and Kaletra.

About a month ago I got a boil (or abscess, or... Read more »

G-Man can you help (Boils)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
G-man, boils on the upper thigh, dry mouth (slight) are they consistance with ars 69 days after exposure via oral sex (cunnilugus) with a prostitute. Ive been very nervous for the past 69 days and july 16 i get my results back very afraid I may have... Read more »

boils

Posted by Anonymous
G-man, boils on the upper thigh, dry mouth (slight) are they consistance with ars 69 days after exposure via oral sex (cunnilugus) with a prostitute. Ive been very nervous for the past 69 days and july 16 i get my results back very afraid I may have... Read more »

HIV symptoms and oral health

Posted by Anonymous
During the ARS period, is it possible for the symptoms to be in the form of boils near the tonsils and the tongue in the mouth. Do any oral symptoms appear ????

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