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Do People With Hiv Get Frequent Colds

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Frequent Colds a sign of HIV?

Hi...if i have one cold per month since 2 or 3 years ago...do you think this could be an alarma to be tested...?I mean is COLD sign of HIV ? Are 12 colds per year to many to worry about it ?With Love...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Frequent colds-- even one a month-- have nothing to do with HIV.... Read more »

Frequent Urination / Tingling Cold Feet

Hey there. I'm a 22 year old male and I weigh 130 pounds. I started meds 2 1/2 weeks ago, and am on Kaletra (twice a day), Saquinavir (twice a day) and Truvada (once a day). I've been experiencing some tingling/coldness in my feet which...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your symptoms could be related to mild peripheral neuropathy, vasospasm of blood vessels, stress, and other conditions. Those problems are seen fairly frequently in persons with HIV +/- treatment. Increased urination at night can be due to... Read more »

Frequent bite by dog between HIV & non HIV persons

Hello, i read you response about another instance where a dog bit an infected person and then a non infected person. However, I am pretty sure the time gap between our bites was less. My main question is, how long before if I am infected will it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV is not transmitted via dog bites, even if the dog is Cujo and he bites multiple folks one right after the other. Neither worry nor HIV testing is warranted. However, dog obedience classes certainly are!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Frequent aphthous ulcers and styes signs of my hiv progression?

My cd4 results in March was 592 and viral load undetectable. Since then i suffered from numerous mild infections (cold with a fever,an aphthous ulcer, some stomach-bowel dysfunction,4 styes in one eye)and now i have developed an ugly stye in my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Neither aphthous ulcers nor a stye are necessarily indicators of a declining immune system. The sores could simply be the result of the multiple colds or even something as innocuous as stress. One should be sure that... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work!

This is maybe not the right place to do this but still:

There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting... Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip if... Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
Hello,
I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers.
The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected vaginal... Read more »

Sore Throat And Colds Have Nothing To Do With HIV!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Check this out:

http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/forum/view_question.html?section_id=61&id=48209&category_id=0

The doctor says that neither the frequency of, nor susceptibility to common colds (including sore throat symptoms) is different in HIV+... Read more »