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Chest Cold Could I Have AIDS

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel.
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Can HIV progress to Aids in 90 Days based on my Labs

I am 26 yr old white female yrs in good health as of yesterday but today I just got my labs back. I was recently co-infected about 60 days ago and all my initial tests/HIV etc have come back negative. I have been stressed out due to this. Also, due...
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
...I don't understand how you know you are HIV infected. Based on what evidence? Read more »

Just found out I had aids

On 4-30-09 I found out I had HIV+. I did not go for help. I keep myself away from everybody. I was so depressed and couldn't eat anything except drinking ensure, B12-1000mcg for streght, C-1000mcg for not catch a cold. Now I found out C-1000mcg have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Treatment can be very effective at restoring and protecting the health of AIDS pxs such as yourself. I would be insistent to be seen in clinic for further evaluation and to start antiretroviral therapy sooner Read more »

Questions Regarding Persistent Chest Infections

Dear Dr Robert, Thanks for all your work.I am 42 years old and since the age of 7 have had asthma and frequent chest infections. Sometimes up to 2 or 3 a year. I have also had years where mylungs were well behaved and caused no problems.However, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...inhalers has been linked to sudden asthma deaths. You are at considerable risk!Whether your increased symptoms are linked to your HIV disease, I can't say over the Internet, from the limited information provided. Whatever the cause, you need help... Read more »

Any OI similar to cold?

Hello, can you tell me if there are any opportunistic infections whose symptoms are similar to a typical head/chest cold? After just a week on meds (CD4 below 50, viral load over a million), I'm feeling much better in terms of energy and general...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...There is no AIDS-associated OI that has symptoms identical to a common cold. HIV+ people do tend to have colds and other upper respiratory infections Read more »
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... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...Subpopulation Estimates from the HIV Incidence Surveillance System -- United States, 2006. MMWR . 2008; 57(36):985-989. HIV and AIDS Diagnoses 4 and Deaths At some point in life, 1 in 36 Hispanic/Latino men will be diagnosed with... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Retrieved July 2003 from www.thebody.com/sfaf/winter02/pn.html Venkat K. and Florian P. (2005). Neurological complications of HIV/AIDS. Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS : Retrieved October 2006from ... Read more »
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Can't stand it anymore

Posted by notyet, 1 Reply
...ejaculation, in fact he was in me for only about 30 to 45 seconds before I pulled away. Today I feel like crap with a sinus and chest cold that i'm hoping started from allergies and nothing related to HIV. I hate my life right now! Read more »

Seriously Needing Advice

Posted by dale30, 3 Replies
...questions is because we've had sex at least 5 times in the last month and a half. 3 weeks after the first intercourse I got a head/chest cold with a sore throat. Nothing too bad but it hasn't gone away. In fact, it's now 24 days that I've had... Read more »

Preventive Antibiotics

Posted by picaropsv, 4 Replies
...strange one called, (in Spanish, don't know the name in English) Nocardia. For months I had treated it as a rather virulent head/chest cold, but in the end it landed me in the hospital for five weeks and had me taking antibiotics for six months... Read more »

constant cold

Posted by sadface, 1 Reply
...Hi friends... I have had a chest cold with a barky cough for almost 3 weeks now, I am miserable. It scares me that my immune system can't seem to fight this off. The Read more »