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Does Ear Infection Mean I Have Hiv

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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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crackling in jaw

I'm 23, HIV pos for 3 years now. only symptoms are very mild oral herpes and OHL on my lips which is treated w/ hydrozole. also when i open my jaw wide the left side i hear a crackling sound - is this seen in HIV? is it due to an ear infection or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Cracking in the jaw is fairly common in the general population so usually doesn't have any dire association in HIV+ persons. Oral hairy leukoplakia is not AIDS defining and can be seen in persons with CD4 count > 200-350 (< 200 = AIDS). I Read more »


Ok im so scared that me any my baby may be hiv possitive, i was tested when i was pregnant and it was negative but my baby is 1 and she has had thrush for a while now, she been on alot of antibiotics for ear infections and shes had viral pneumoia....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, Read more »


Dr Bob, Please!!! I submitted a 2 part question yesterday titled "worried". PLEASE answer, I am now a single mom of 2 and my kids mean the world to me, and Im really stressing about my risk! Again, there was 2 unprotected incounters, same person...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Worried Mom,The facts are the facts. Unprotected sex places you at risk for STDs, including HIV. That your partner did not ejaculate may lower the overall risk somewhat, but certainly doesn't eliminate it. CBCs (complete Read more »

Distress Sailor needs immediate help.

Dear Doctor,I am a sailor & presently sailing on board a container vessel.I has a sexual encounter wih a sex worker about 8 weeks back. The sex worker only gave me hand job, first with the condom on and then after some time, she removed the condom....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Distressed Sailor Samuel,1.Nope. Hand jobs do not pose a risk for HIV transmission.2.Nope. An ear infection is a sign of an ear infection not HIV!3.Nope.4.Nope.Samuel, I realize Internet access may be somewhat limited at sea, but when Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

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

crazy ass desease

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...tested for almost everything but still no answers autoimmune, lupus, Lyme, when this all started it was fatigue oral thrush ear infection Alice in wonderland feeling but i had a high wbc and the eosinophils where twice what they should be anyway... Read more »

symptoms many times DO NOTt mean anything

Posted by kayslay, 1 Reply
...after my hiv test results came back negative i had unprotected sex with a friend...this summer i began experiencing frequent ear infections , sinisus, tonsilitis(lasted 3 months) diahrrea(lasted 4 months) and my anxiety was off the roof, i also... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...earache for afew weeks now. Pain behind my left knee. Went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago about earache he said its not ear infection and that it might go away on its own but its not. Also off and on have pains all over and headache. ... Read more »