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Does Bronchitis Mean I Have Hiv

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AIDS Defining Conditions

...duration) Cytomegalovirus disease (other than liver, spleen, or nodes) Cytomegalovirus retinitis (with loss of vision Encephalopathy, HIV-related Herpes simplex: chronic ulcer(s) (greater than 1 month's duration); or bronchitis, pneumonitis, or esophagitis Histoplasmosis, disseminated or extrapulmonary Isosporiasis, chronic intestinal (greater than 1 month's duration) Kaposi's sarcoma Lymphoma, Burkitt's (or equivalent term) ...
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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
...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 at risk for PCP if their CD4 count is less than 200. If the CD4 count is 200 than... 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 Read more »

hiv/aids coughing up blood

I was diagnosed 13 yrs ago with AIDS, I am currently undectectable, however, I have had a very long on going problem with spitting up blood...what can be causing this?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...things that can cause hemoptysis (coughing up blood) or hemetemesis (vomiting blood). While some aren't very significant (like bronchitis), others can be very serious (like cancer). I can't tell you which is which in your situation, but I'd get... Read more »

viral load & opportunistic illnesses

If viral load goes unchanged @ 400 does this mean that we are at the later stages of this illness? Because lately wheezing,bronchitis, and ezcema seem to have trouble leaving her system. And she was diagnosed with diabetes 3 yrs ago. What more...
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
...count is. That viral load is very low. It sounds like there are other medical problems going on, that are likely not related to HIV infection, which are causing her symptoms. 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 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 »

Read this, laugh, but try to answer seriously

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...may have been. End of February I developed a cold or something...wet cough, swollen neck glands, vomiting...was diagnosed as bronchitis. Those were my only symptoms. Fast-forward to April 20th, the day I became probably the only virgin in... Read more »