The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Does Having Pneumonia Mean I Have Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Well Project


Table of Contents What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia and HIV Pneumocystis (jiroveci) Pneumonia (PCP) Bacterial Pneumonias Viral Pneumonias Tuberculosis (TB) Other (Rare) Cases of Pneumonia in HIV+ People Conclusion What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia refers to a common infection of the lungs caused by one of thefollowing types of germs: bacteria, fungi, or viruses. The infection caninvolve one lung, both lungs, or just part of a...
Ask the Experts

Diagnosed with pneumonia, still not tested for HIV

Im almost 100% sure that I have the HIV Virus. Last weekend I went to the emergency room to complain of chest pain which is pretty odd since Im a professional athlete and in top shape. They diagnosted me with some type of phnemonia which I though...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are "almost 100% sure that you have HIV," because you were "diagnosted with some type of phnemonia?" What's phnemonia? OK, let's assume you mean "diagnosed with pneumonia". First off, the vast vast... Read more »

Reaction to Pneumonia vaccine

I was recommended to have a pneumonia vaccine which I did and was told the only reaction in 99% people would be a sore arm. I have no sore arm, in fact no local site reaction at all, but about 4 hours post vaccine I became very achy, sniffly and...
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
That would be an extremely unusual reaction to a pneumovax vaccine. I have never seen such a reaction myself. i think it is unlikely to be related to HIV infection and is probably pure coincidence as you suggest.... Read more »


Good morning Dr. Bob. I am so scared because withing the last 12 months i caught pneumonia and 6 months after i caught and upper respiratory infection and now im having shoulder pain. The strange thing is that i am a young adult. I got a negative...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,". . . excessively trimming nostril hair . . ."????? That's an extremely odd risk factor!!!!A negative FDA-approved HIV-antibody test taken outside the window period trumps "symptoms" each and every time. Yes, your result... Read more »


I had pneumonia but it when away with the atibiotics my doctor told me to take the hiv testcame on negative but my CD-4 is low while the CD-8 is normal can you please help me understand what I have.Thank you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sure. You had pneumonia, which resolved with antibiotics. Consequently it was most likely a bacterial pneumonia. You had an HIV test that was negative, which means you don't have HIV, assuming you took an FDA-approved HIV test outside of the... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by hello123, 3 Replies
If someone with HIV had pneumonia, would they be able to recover with regular antibiotics? Thank you for reading this and please respond. Read more »

I need help. Is it possible to contract pneumonia

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Lately, for past month I have had random spells where I just dont feel well. Most recently I have started coughing.(last 2 days.) 2 days before the coughing started I had a constant headache for two days. I know my body because I do not get sick... Read more »

Flu or pneumonia shot ...?

Posted by srchanfrans43, 1 Reply
Anyone know if the shots still are cross reactive with antibody tests.....? If so what's the time to wait after a shot to take an antibody test ? Read more »

does this mean you have hiv when u have this hla

Posted by need2know01, 1 Reply
Epitope-Enhanced Conserved HIV-1 Peptide Protects HLA-A2-Transgenic Mice Against Virus Expressing HIV-1 Antigen
Takahiro Okazaki1,*, C. David Pendleton*, Franois Lemonnier and Jay A. Berzofsky2,*
* Molecular Immunogenetics and Vaccine Research... Read more »