Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Can Pneumonia Be Acute Sign Of Hiv

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Well Project

Pneumonias

... Table of Contents What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia and HIV Conclusion What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia refers to any inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by a germ (infection). It can involve both lungs, one lung, or one part of a lung. Pneumonia often requires hospitalization
Ask the Experts

Follow-up to pneumonia question and 3-4 days of HIV meds

Dear Dr. Young,I have a follow-up to a question I asked and you answered. I don't want to be greedy as I know you get many questions. I just had quick follow-up.You said the strep pneumonia I got was not due to my CD-4 reading of 171 while I was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...wouldn't discount that relationship.Rather, your very low CD4 count tested during the pneumonia was likely influenced by the acute illness, rather than representing a true baseline. Indeed, just as alluded to above, if you test the CD4 of a HIV-... Read more »

HIV and acute cough

She has HIV with CD4 count less than 120,but with acute persistant cough.She tested negative for TB but the cough can just stop.I have given her some cough syrup but it still persist. Do i treat for latent TB?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...to consider bronchoscopy too.Since there are so many different things in addition to TB that can cause cough in persons with AIDS (PCP, bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia, tumor), I would defer on the issue of treatment of latent TB until more... Read more »

acute HIV or just coincidence?! worried!- please answer!

Dear Doc, I'm a male and had unprotected vaginal sex with an unknown HIV status female I used to work with. The thought of HIV didn't even cross my mind until recently (I was more worried about the pregnancy aspect at the time). Three...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...year old dude who has been having unprotected sex and the thought of HIV didn't even cross your mind until recently??? WHAT??? HIV/AIDS has been ravaging the planet for over a quarter of a century, prematurely snuffing out lives (25,000,000 and... Read more »

HIV/AIDS

what's aids? what's hiv? what are the different stages
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...HI, AIDS stands for Autoimmune deficiency syndrome, HIV stands for Human immune virus. There are 5 stages, first is acute infection which occurs after infected with virus and usually maintains a normal CD4 count, second asymptomatic with CD4... Read more »
Articles
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...like the liver, in lymph nodes, in nerve fibers, and even in areas outside organs like your immune system. Inflammation can be acute or chronic . Acute inflammation is when your body first responds by sending white blood cells to the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

... What Is PCP? Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP or pneumocystis) is the most common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Without treatment, over 85% of people with HIV would eventually develop PCP. It has been the major killer of people... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV-Associated Pneumonias

...preventive antibiotics for PCP, the prevalence of different HIV-associated pneumonias has changed. From the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic through the early 1990s, PCP was the most common pneumonia seen in most U.S. institutions. At San... Read more »
Connect With Others

are new moles signs of acute hiv? please respond

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
...system such as those with hiv develop several skin problems including new moles, my question is this...are the moles a sign of acute hiv or do people with hiv only develop skin problems in a later stage? i've tested negative so far currently... Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...AIDS Clinical Trials Information Services http://www.actis.org AIDS Treatment Data Network http://www.aidsnyc.org/network/ HIV/AIDS Information Center http://www.ama-assn.org/special/hiv/ Medscape HIV/AIDS http://hiv.medscape.com ... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...more Hispanics than whites. In recent years, an increasing number of African-American women and children are being affected by HIV/AIDS. In 2003, two-thirds of U.S. AIDS cases in both women and children were among African-Americans. TRANSMISSION... Read more »

ARS symptoms always appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If i had a risky exposure on July 5th, would i experience any symptoms by now if i were seroconverting to HIV+. I had an experience with a prostitute (protected) and immediately after i lost my appetite for about a week, i lost about Read more »