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Does Bronchitis Mean I Have AIDS

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AIDS Defining Conditions

... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200 or less as having AIDS. The CDC has also developed a list of more than 20 opportunistic infections (OIs) that are considered AIDS-defining conditions (see below). If you have
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viral infections

my husband came down with a viral bronchitis.does that mean that his viral load went high ,and his body is not strong enough to fight infections,what can happen as a result of being hiv possitive and having a viral bronchitis.can it become pcp, how...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...You don't indicate what his CD4 count is or whether he is on HIV meds or not. Sometimes the HIV viral load can increase with other ongoing infections. A viral bronchitis is not PCP. People are Read more »

Bronchitis

When does Bronchitis generally occur in the course of HIV infection? 1 year, 2 years, or 5+ years? Thanks.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Bronchitis is a nonspecific infection that affects millions of people a year that are not HIV infected. Thus, it could occur at any time during HIV infectionMH Read more »

Sinusitus a Sign of HIV??? And do doctors try to treat you without you knowing??

I came down with a sinus infection on February 16th and I thought it went away but it has returned this past weekend, this time with swollen glands in my neck. The doctor did blood tests and throat culture, but there was no mono or strep. Im...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Crying in My Coffee,You are actually worried that your doctor is trying to treat you for HIV without your knowing???? WHAT??? Dude, you are not "going nuts;" you are already nuts. In fact such fears qualify you as full-blown Read more »

Starting Meds after 12 years in a Foreign country

Hi, I was diagnosed about 11 years ago now and haven't taken any meds. But recently I have had Bronchitis that I just can't shake, it scared me and woke me up about taking better care of my body. I haven't had a CD4 count for 11 years so intend on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...thank you for your post from Thailand.I'd agree that it probably is time to take better care of your body-- there are excellent HIV resources in Thailand; it would be a shame not to take advantage of them.So, yes, you should see a HIV specialist... Read more »
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Bronchitis

Posted by sadface, 3 Replies
...just started meds for it, ( I was in denial, thought it was "just" a cold) And of course I went back to thinking..do I have HIV? It will be a year in December since the last exposure..January for the second. Do you think I am overreacting? I was... Read more »

Dying of anxiety

Posted by hello1234, 1 Reply
...to clear it up. I've also in the past few days had what felt like a very severe cold...went to the doctor and was told I had acute bronchitis and a sinus infection, and have been on antibiotics for three days so far, which has cleared it up... Read more »

Bronchitis and Sinuses

Posted by Anonymous
...I have read in several places that Sinus infections and Bronchitis is prevelant in HIV+ people. Does anyone have any idea when this would occur? Read more »

A Taste Of Dread

Posted by Survivor, 6 Replies
...from his work (paid, they actually have such a thing up here!). Johnny had X-rays and it was found that he was suffering from acute bronchitis which is highly contagious between dogs. I figure he caught it at Pets Mart this past weekend at... Read more »