Cough And Hiv Risk

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...infection, you should take steps to prevent getting infected. People recently infected (within the past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and refers you to other fact sheets for more details on specific topics. Sexual Activity You can avoid any...
Ask the Experts

Are these normal symptoms?

Hello Doctor.I have a doubts, if my friend, who is HIV+, sometimes coughs blood, that involves an important risk for his close friends? She neither undergoes treatment nor goes to the doctor(this is another story) and Im worried about she can catch...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that life out prematurely if she doesn't receive proper care and treatment and then she'll have neither job nor life.If she's coughing up blood, yes, she can present a risk to those around her. Continue to encourage your friend to seek medical... Read more »

Cough right in my face

Hi, Dr. Frascino. First of all...I think it is GREAT that you take all these questions and get back to people like us. I just recently had a person cough RIGHT in my face without warning. I was very close to her at the time...enough to "feel the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk from being coughed on and "feeling the breeze" is exactly zero! Yep, that's right: zero, zip, nada, nothing, Read more »


Dr. Frascino,I'm a 29 year-old male who was recently in Miami for work conference. I'm a total top (never have bottomed) and had unprotected sex with a guy I met from online. We probably had sex for what seemed like 10 minutes (15 max) and I lost...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative, you will feel less anxious and be able to yell WOO-HOO! Also, by knowing your HIV status, you will better understand your risk of possibly infecting others. And clinical studies have shown those who know their HIV status are more likely... Read more »

all i see are no risk people asking questions, what about me in ireland??

Hi,This is my second attempt to ask and seek a reply. I realise you do your utmost best to reply to all.Simply i had unprotected sex with a sub saharan african prostitute. I just met her in a club but realise next day what she works at. Either way i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If indeed you "know symptoms are unreliable indicators" for predicting who is and is not HIV infected (and I strongly agree!), why are you focusing on your symptoms??? That just doesn't make sense.The reason to worry or Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...if your CD4 cell count is over 200. Which Vaccinations Are Recommended? Pneumonia: Having HIV greatly increases your risk of developing pneumococcal pneumonia. The vaccine takes 2 or 3 weeks to become effective. The protection lasts... Read more »

An Overview of Selzentry (Maraviroc, Celsentri)

...received prior antiretroviral treatment. This medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Maraviroc comes in tablet form and is taken by... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...or common cold. People with HIV are more likely to get complications from the flu, such as pneumonia. They are also at higher risk of dying from the flu. Therefore, people living with HIV are considered a priority group to get a flu shot in order... Read more »
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Prolonged menstrual period an HIV symptom?

Posted by anonymous34134, 1 Reply
...So, I had an HIV scare in November 2007. I had unprotected oral sex with a guy (he went down on me, and I went down on him, but he didn't come). Read more »

Risk of Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...happened mid-February, around the 16th - 20th. No obvious rash - no obvious swellings - albeit an itchy jawline. What is my risk of being infected with HIV? Should I be tested? Please answer - since then I have been really stressed and afraid.... Read more »

dry cough

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...can anydody remember having a dry cough with ars so bad that you had to leave the room because of coughing so bad Read more »

Strange cough a symtomof ars?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i have a cough that is wet with phlem during the day, but at night the cough is dry. could this be ars? Read more »
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