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Bronchitis Could I Have AIDS

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Is acute bronchitis an AIDS defining condition

Hello,I was doing some research on AIDS defining conditions and found bronchitis on the list, but noticed that it was listed in the Hepes Simplex category. This is what I found, Herpes simplex: chronic ulcers (>1 month's duration) or...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hello and thanks for posting.Acute bronchitis is not an AIDS-defining condition and usually caused by bacterial infection; lung infection (such as bronchitis) with herpes virus (quite rare) is considered AIDS-defining.BY... Read more »

Short Term Prednisone for bronchitis and AIDS

Can an AIDS pt with undetectable viral load take short term Prednisone therapy? Any... Read more »

Bronchitis

When does Bronchitis generally occur in the course of HIV infection? 1 year, 2 years, or 5+ years?... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Fulyzaq (Crofelemer) to Relieve Symptoms of Diarrhea in HIV/AIDS Patients Taking Antiretroviral Therapy

On December 31, 2012, FDA approved Fulyzaq (crofelemer) to relieve symptoms of diarrhea in HIV/AIDS patients taking combination antiretroviral therapy. The recommended dose is one 125 mg delayed-release tablet taken orally two times a day, with or... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

From the Sports Desk: Chasing an End to AIDS

David Ernesto Munar Living with HIV is sometimes described as a rollercoaster but for me it's more like a marathon or several of them. Running has been my constant companion, even before my HIV diagnosis in 1994. Back then, my typical run was... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction This chapter will focus on basic methods of treating the suffering and distress caused by common pulmonary symptoms in AIDS patients. The approaches offered below are useful in relieving discomfort, even when the underlying disease is... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

Body shape changes are some of the most frustrating complications of HIV and HIV medications. Whether it's the loss of cheeks or the sudden swollen midsection, people with HIV have been mostly dealing silently with these issues since there are few... Read more »
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Bronchitis

Posted by sadface, 3 Replies
Hi to my family of friends...
GAWD, I have been down a week with bronchitis..ug! I just started meds for it, ( I was in denial, thought it was "just" a cold) And of course I went back to thinking..do I have HIV? It will be a year in December since... Read more »

Recurrent bronchitis and rashes and colds

Posted by rustychaucer5968
I just had bronchitis like three weeks ago and I was prescribed antibiotics. It began to go away, but I got the cold again! And more Post nasal drip, plus, I was smoking cigarettes. Now my chest and back are hurting again! I still have the cold... Read more »

Bronchitis and Sinuses

Posted by Anonymous
I have read in several places that Sinus infections and Bronchitis is prevelant in HIV+ people. Does anyone have any idea when this would occur?

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Bronchitis

Posted by rustychaucer5968
Hello,

I read that different labs around the united states have different standards and results of the ELISA test. Some labs are liberal or conservative on how they read the ELISA results because it is display by a numerical value. I have been tested... Read more »