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Bronchitis Treatment In People With Hiv

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Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. Nonetheless, choosing HIV medications and determining when to begin treatment are big decisions. Fortunately, newly infected people not on treatment typically can go 10 years without a single symptom. This...
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Bronchitis

When does Bronchitis generally occur in the course of HIV infection? 1 year, 2 years, or 5+ years? Thanks....
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
Bronchitis is a nonspecific infection that affects millions of people a year that are not HIV infected. Thus, it could occur at any time during HIV infectionMH... Read more »

Short Term Prednisone for bronchitis and AIDS

Can an AIDS pt with undetectable viral load take short term Prednisone therapy? Any contraindications?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.While steroids should only be used if there's a medical indication, it's is ok to use them in people living with HIV. Indeed, prednisone is recommended for people with severe PCP.Hope that helps,BY... Read more »

Do HIV/HepC coinfected people need longer treatment with Interferon/ribaveron?

Dear Barbara,I have had hiv for 13 years,hep c for 5.I am aged 43.Undetectable HIV viral load(on meds)and cd4 of 660 when I started peg interferon/ribaveron 11 weeks ago.Now about 400.My hep c viral load was "high"(dont recall figure)when...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is little data on whether a shorter course of therapy may be adequate in HIV-seropositive patients with genotype 2 or 3 infection. Relapse has been reported after six months of treatment, particularly in those with high baseline HCV RNA... Read more »

All about anal warts-- Treatment for internal anogenital warts; what happens to people infected with the wart virus?

what is the treatment for internal anogenital warts? I heard there was a pill, is that true? If anal intercourse was performed with a person with internal warts would the suseptible top pass it along to others?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Anal warts, both internal and external, are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV, also known as the wart virus). Given that it is a viral infection, it can be readily spread from an infected bottom to a susceptible top. Once a person gets... Read more »
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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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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

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 »

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 »