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Congested Head And Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Head-to-Head Comparison of Accuracy of a Rapid Point-of-Care HIV Test With Oral Versus Whole-Blood Specimens: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

In the current study, the researchers sought to establish whether a convenient, non-invasive HIV test that uses oral fluid was accurate compared with using the same test with blood-based specimens. The systematic review and meta-analysis compared... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

African Americans, Women Have Lower Virologic Response Rates in Both Arms of Head-to-Head Antiretroviral Trial

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of a study she presented at the 5th... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tanzania Bans Condom Supply for Congested Prisons' Inmates

The Tanzanian government has refused to supply inmates with condoms to control the spread of HIV/AIDS in its congested prisons, local media reported Sunday. Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs Bakari Mwapachu explained over the weekend... Read more »
Ask the Experts

head to head collision

hi, i was walking in a dark room in a gay sauna when i accidently bumped my head into another guy's head. if that guy was hiv positive, will i get hiv? i dont see any bleeding from my forehead after that....
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-If there was no blood to blood exposure then your risk is zero. Take care.LHW... Read more »

Congestion Question

I have had congestion (accompanied with green sputum) for over 10 weeks now - which began 6 weeks after exposure. ( with an HIV + person) It has been VERY constant and unusual. Although I tested RNA undectable and negative at 58 days post exposure,...
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
NO.... Read more »

Can I rule out ARS by nasal congestion?

I heard that nasal congestion, hacking cough, and running nose are not symtoms of ARS. If I have them together with other ARS symptoms (fever, etc), can I assume it is not HIV? This happened just 5 days after....
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
Those are unlikely symptoms of ARS.MH... Read more »

Can I rule out ARS by nasal congestion?

I heard that nasal congestion, hacking cough, and running nose are not symtoms of ARS. If I have them together with other ARS symptoms (fever, etc), can I assume it is not HIV? This happened just 5 days after....
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
These are all nonspecific symptoms and can be seen with many upper respiratory tract viral infections.... Read more »
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Chest congestion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Any specific feedback on chest congestion? I have had a toally rattling sound when I breathe in, and been coughing up a lot of phlem. Just when I think I'm over it, it reoccurs - this has been going on for 10 days now, accompanied with a rash I've... Read more »

Coryza (runny nose), cough, or nasal congestion

Posted by Anonymous
I hope this may help to resolve some of your fears, at least in part. This comes from "Challenges of the Acute Retroviral Syndrome" from "Infections in Medicine" by Jeffrey P. Nadler, MD: "Common symptoms include fever, malaise, adenopathy, sore... Read more »

HIV- falling head over heals w/HIV+ & confused

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I'm HIV- and recently met and went on a few dates with an awesome guy who is HIV+. He told me he was HIV+ on our second date, after I told him I was a recovering alcoholic. The fact that he disclosed his HIV status so honestly to me is so... Read more »

HIV may be in your head, not your veins........

Posted by rjasin123, 2 Replies
From our own experts at thebody.com
http://www.thebody.com/sowadsky/worried.html

"Many people are fearful that they have HIV, even though they are either at very low risk of infection, or have tested negative for HIV. The common term informally used... Read more »