Bronchitis Treatment In People With Hiv

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... Tips: The U.S. HIV treatment guidelines now state, "Pending additional data, [Epzicom] should be used with caution in individuals who have plasma HIV RNA [viral load] greater than 100,000 copies/mL, as well as in persons at higher risk for cardiovascular disease." The manufacturer recommends that people with symptoms of acute respiratory disease consider HSR even if another diagnosis such as pneumonia, bronchitis, or flu is...
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Should I start my treatment? 6 months ago numbers were ok

Hi docs, I really appreciate your work and time to answer all our questions. I have been diagnosed 1 year and a half ago. Numbers were ok every 3 or 6 months. CD4: 550, 525,687,510. Viral load: always between 10,000 and 25,000. But one month ago a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...both co-receptors could lead to a more permanent increase in viral load. This can happen naturally over time in about half of people with HIV. Another possibility is that you may have been re-infected with HIvif you had a partner with a strain... Read more »

HIV Long Time Survivor

Ive been HIV+ for 25 years. My Cd4 count is around 500 and my Viral Load undetectable. I very often get sick (bad colds, flu, tonsiltis, bronchitis, herpes zoster,sleeping problems, lipodistrophy, fatigue, and I cant gain weight. I'm 5'9''and I...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...history of heart disease, good lipids, there is no reason to believe that you will have a full life. Some studies show that people with long term virus control may have a life expectancy that approaches that of HIV negatives, but we are still... Read more »


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 »

From Brazil again....

Dear Dr. Bob,This is your former samba instructor, do you remember me?I fired myself from the position because I said I sucked at samba.Anyhow... I am still patiently waiting for my three month mark. I took an eight week test and it came out...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Sucky Samba-Guy,If you have bronchitis, homeopathy will not help. Bronchitis is an inflammation or infection of the bronchial tubes (the airways). It can be caused Read more »
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Dying of anxiety

Posted by hello1234, 1 Reply clear it up. I've also in the past few days had what felt like a very severe cold...went to the doctor and was told I had acute bronchitis and a sinus infection, and have been on antibiotics for three days so far, which has cleared it up... 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? Read more »

Not sure about anything...

Posted by James1979, 4 Replies
... I know im at a very high risk to have been infected, because we have been partners for 4 1/2 years when I found out he had HIV/AIDS. I was mad at first, but my heart just couldn't abandon him in his state. Now I need to know what I am going to... Read more »


Posted by sadface, 3 Replies
...just started meds for it, ( I was in denial, thought it was "just" a cold) And of course I went back to I have HIV? It will be a year in December since the last exposure..January for the second. Do you think I am overreacting? I was... Read more »