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Does Bronchitis Mean I Have AIDS

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Is acute bronchitis an AIDS defining condition

Hello,I was doing some research on AIDS defining conditions and found bronchitis on the list, but noticed that it was listed in the Hepes Simplex category. This is what I found, Herpes simplex: chronic ulcers (>1 month's duration) or...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Hello and thanks for posting.Acute bronchitis is not an AIDS-defining condition and usually caused by bacterial infection; lung infection (such as bronchitis) with herpes virus (quite rare) is considered AIDS-defining.BY... Read more »

Short Term Prednisone for bronchitis and AIDS

Can an AIDS pt with undetectable viral load take short term Prednisone therapy? Any... Read more »

Bronchitis

When does Bronchitis generally occur in the course of HIV infection? 1 year, 2 years, or 5+ years?... Read more »
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Bronchitis

Posted by sadface, 3 Replies
Hi to my family of friends...
GAWD, I have been down a week with bronchitis..ug! I 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... Read more »

I don't mean to bother... But...

Posted by Anonymous
First off, let me begin this by saying that I do not intend to offend or bother anyone by this post. I am not HIV/AIDS positive. I am doing a study for college on HIV/AIDS and how people live with it, how they maybe discriminated against for having... Read more »

just wondering/what do you mean/clinical??

Posted by notanonymous, 1 Reply
well, first of all based on your test you are hiv negative. some of the responses you are getting are from aids realists/dissidents. they do not believe that hiv exists. they hang around on this board and use crafty language about tests are false,... Read more »

Numbers don't mean anything.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV/AIDS doesn't have a set pattern. Not ever person infected is going to test positive. 8.5 weeks after infection, or 6 months after infection. Most people who test positive do so after being infected years, and after their health has declined... Read more »