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Could My Sinus Infection Be Due To Hiv

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Should I postpone HIV test?

Dr. Bob, I'm scheduled to get an hiv test in a couple of days, but am currently suffering from a sinus infection. Since sinus infections are often due to a virus, would this increase my chance of getting a false positive on an ELISA anitbody test? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Sinus infections will not affect HIV-antibody test results. No way. No how.Good luck!Dr. Bob Read more »

see the HIV specialist or primary care for sinus infection?

I was confirmed positive in March 2006, previous test Dec 2005 and my most recent tests reveal Vl... Read more »

Sticky mucous w/blood from sinuses

I have recently been diagnosed as HIV+ but do not yet have any CD or viral load counts. I have... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...disorders Metabolic disorders (such as inherited metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders) Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV or AIDS , or cancer , or those on chronic steroids) People... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...are a kind of germ. Most fungi are harmless to humans, but there are several that can cause harmful infections, especially in HIV-positive people. Candidiasis Candidiasis is a very common fungal infection usually caused by Candida... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

...Enfuvirtide, also known as Fuzeon or T-20, is a type of medicine called a fusion inhibitor. Fusion inhibitors work by blocking HIV from entering human cells. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Enfuvirtide was approved by the FDA on March 13, 2003, for use... Read more »
The Body

A Closer Look: Phenotypic Resistance Test

...declining. Since starting her latest regimen -- a combination of Epivir, Ziagen, Agenerase and Kaletra -- she had developed frequent sinus infections, lipodystrophy (abnormal fat changes) around her abdomen, diarrhea and nausea. Eventually, the... 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 »

MY SINUS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My sinus infection still hasnt gone away and it only happens at night. Could this be HIV ? Im going to get a test soon but i just want to know if 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 »