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Could Sinus Infection Be A Sign Of Primary HIV Infection

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...infections from occurring is to keep the immune system healthy by using HIV drugs when necessary and seeing your doctor on a regular basis. Bartlett, J.G. (2003). Management of opportunistic infections and other complications of HIV infection. Medical Management of HIV Infection, Online Edition. Ch. 5: Retrieved July 2003 from http://hopkins-aids.edu/publications/book/book_toc.html . Herbrecht R. et. al. (2002). Voriconazole versus...
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Recurrent Sinusitis = HIV?

Dr. Henry,I have been fighting recurrent sinusitis over the past 3 months. I am concerned because several Physicians have said Sinusitis is one of the most common infections in HIV+ individuals.I tested negative 5 1/2 months after my last exposure...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Chronic or recurrent sinusitis is not a good indicator condition for new HIV infection= I would not worry about your sinus problems as a signal for HIV infection. Sinus problems are very common and often very challenging. Read more »

sinus infections

Hi! I've been hiv positive for 18 years. My VL is 480 and my Hiv is less than 50.It just seems like I get alot of sinus infections over the years. At least 4- 5 times a year.Is there anything I could be eating or doing different not to get them....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sinus problems including infectons are common in the general population and perhaps more common in HIV+ persons. There often is no easy long-term answer. Frequently there is an underlying chronic allergic rhinitis that sets the area up for... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... 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 661/cd 664. Dr says stay calm, live sensible moderate life and you will be right for years, good things coming by the time you might hit the wall so to...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...If you have a bacterial sinus infection then you should take antibiotics to speed recovery. Although there is some risk of selection of resistant organisms with repeated Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...Carcelain G, Li TS, et al. Positive effects of combined antiretroviral therapy on CD4+ T cell homeostasis and function in advanced HIV disease. Science 1997;277:112-6. 9. Connick E, Lederman MM, Kotsin BL et al. Immune reconstitution in the first... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't... Read more »
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Uh oh. Allergies/Sinus infection...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...sinus drainage in my throat. I went to the dr. today and he's pretty convinced I have alleriges, along with a little bit of a sinus infection. I know, and have read even, that HIV+ people have more trouble with these kind of things, than... 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 »

Sinus infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is clogged up everynight to, is this in anyway linked to HIV ? and also please answer this: do cuts take longer to heal with HIV infection ? or do cuts normally take along time to take. 2 weeks or so ? Read more »

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 »