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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...or leg. There may be difficulty thinking or speaking. Vision and memory problems, seizures and headaches can occur. These symptoms can also occur with other opportunistic infections, including toxoplasmosis, lymphoma, inner ear infections, or cryptococcal meningitis. It is important to rule out these other diseases. PML can be diagnosed using a scan of the brain by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Another way to test for PML is by checking...
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How soon can hiv symptoms appear?

I had unprotected sex with two bisexual men and three days later started experiencing sore throat, achy, swollen gland, and rash on back. Is it possible to have symptoms this early? I did fly on the day of sex with remains of an ear infections so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ARS symptoms to appear so quickly.Your decision to have unprotected sex places you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Symptoms or not, you'll need HIV testing. You should wait until the three-month mark, as HIV-antibody tests taken... Read more »

You are an angel

Dr. Bob,I didn't realize that you were HIV+ until I read your bio after my last question. I can't believe what an absolutely positve and amazing person you are. I think we can all learn from you. I have two questions. I recently wrote you, but I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...non-heterosexual, I agree with you. The virus couldn't care less and has no way of knowing one's sexual orientation.3.Symptoms do not equal HIV disease. Your symptoms do not sound worrisome for ARS or HIV.4.We send a letter to all donors, listing... Read more »

ear infection

Dear AllI was diagnosed in December 2001 and since that time have continued to have a very good CD4 (around 800) but also a high viral load (averaging 90,000). About a year ago I got an ear infection, probably from swimming, and since that time I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...competence should be excellent. I assume your persistently high viral load of 90,000 is due to the fact you have not yet started HIV meds, right? If that's not the case and you're already on HAART, you need to see your HIV specialist, get a... Read more »

PLease Answer: Unique ARS Question

Hi Doc I have a simple question (I hope). I am clear regarding the stats of contracting HIV for the various types of behavior listed in your forum, but I have a question that is bothering me. My questions is: Are ear infections among the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,No, a two-week ear infection is not worrisome for HIV or suggestive of ARS (acute retroviral syndrome). Please note symptoms, even those that could be suggestive Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...complications that result in being hospitalized and occasionally result in death. Pneumonia , bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections are examples of flu-related complications. The flu can also make chronic health problems worse. For... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

... What Is Clarithromycin? Why Do People With HIV Take Clarithromycin? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Clarithromycin Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Clarithromycin Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Lamivudine was approved by the FDA on November 17, 1995, for use in combination with other... Read more »
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ringing in the ears

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...meaningless at this point. Lately I have been experiencing bad ringing in both my ears. My question is, can the be a sign of HIV, and if so, could it appear just 45 days after being infected? The literature I found was unclear. Thanks in... Read more »

hepatitis and swollen nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does hep cause swollen lymph nodes? Read more »

hearing

Posted by Anonymous
...does anyone know if ears feeling plugged and/or an ear infection are symptoms of hiv? Thanks Read more »

Don't know what to think...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I've read numerous articles on the risks of being infected with HIV and other serious diseases like hepatitis from nail salons. While there has never been a confirmed case of transmission this Read more »