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Can A Sinus Infection Be Caused By Hiv

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Can sinuses cause your CD4 count to lower?

Recently my partner's sinuses have been acting up, we just got back our CD4 counts and his are lower then we expected at 355. Is it possible that his sinuses are causing his CD4 counts to be low?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, absolutely. CD4 cells do a lot more than just fight HIV. They are involved in almost any type inflammation anywhere in the body. Any intercurrent infection anywhere in the body can Read more »

side effects of HIV antiviral medications

Is it common for someone on HIV antiviral medications to experience very bad breath? IF so how is... Read more »

HIV and mucosal disease pain and sinusitis

Hi,I contracted HIV in March 2003. CD4 counts OK at 529 and 31%. But I have suffered TERRIBLY... Read more »
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Women Alive

Sinusitis: Symptoms And Relief

...Sinus Infection called sinusitis is a common problem affecting many people with HIV. It can happen at any time, yet is more severe and difficult Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...harmful infections, especially in HIV-positive people. Candidiasis Candidiasis is a very common fungal infection usually caused by Candida albicans . This yeast-like fungus is found in all healthy people. The immune system and bacteria... Read more »
National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center

Pain in Children With HIV/AIDS

...Many chronic illnesses can cause pain. Children can have pain caused by their disease or from the tests that are done to them. Children who are sick for a long time tell us that the worst thing about Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Allergy Strategies

...have elevated levels of antibodies involved in allergic reactions due to the inflammation and immune activation thought to be caused by HIV. (Read " Inflammation Information ," to learn more about HIV and inflammation.) This has led some... Read more »
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Sinus infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Just wondering, does a sinus infection have anything to do with ars? had a sinus infection and then bad headache for 2 weeks. Low risk so I doubt its hiv but still Read more »

Allergies/sinus infections....symptoms or NOT!???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I see where a lot of people are asking about their current allergies or sinus infections. Worrying that they might be symptoms of HIV. Most everyone answers "no....those are not symptoms"..... Yet, not to be the Read more »

Uh oh. Allergies/Sinus infection...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...sinus drainage in my throat. I went to the dr. today and he's pretty convinced I have alleriges, along with a little bit of a sinus infection. I know, and have read even, that HIV+ people have more trouble with these kind of things, than... Read more »

Sore throat...sinus drainage symptoms!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I just recently went to the doctor for a sinus infection that pretty much cleared up within a couple days of taking the first one or two doses of antibiotics. Thats all pretty much Read more »