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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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Ear infections

I am just writing since I have had AIDS since 1989 and have a question. I have had to stop seeing my doctor and stop taking medicine since one I can't afford it anymore and two I have been having problems here with Doctors and can't stomach the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...I can't tell what you have from your dsescription, and I am not sure that it is HIV-associated. I recommend that you see an ENT (ear/nose & throat) doctor or an infectious diseases specialist to get a definitive Read more »

PLease Answer: Unique ARS Question

Hi Doc I have a simple question (I hope). I am clear regarding the stats of contracting HIV for the various types of behavior listed in your forum, but I have a question that is bothering me. My questions is: Are ear infections among the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,No, a two-week ear infection is not worrisome for HIV or suggestive of ARS (acute retroviral syndrome). Please note symptoms, even those that could be suggestive Read more »

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 »

ear infection

Dear AllI was diagnosed in December 2001 and since that time have continued to have a very good CD4 (around 800) but also a high viral load (averaging 90,000). About a year ago I got an ear infection, probably from swimming, and since that time I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...competence should be excellent. I assume your persistently high viral load of 90,000 is due to the fact you have not yet started HIV meds, right? If that's not the case and you're already on HAART, you need to see your HIV specialist, get a... Read more »
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...complications that result in being hospitalized and occasionally result in death. Pneumonia , bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections are examples of flu-related complications. The flu can also make chronic health problems worse. For... Read more »
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Fungal Infections

...are a kind of germ. Most fungi are harmless to humans, but there are several that can cause harmful infections, especially in HIV-positive people. Candidiasis Candidiasis is a very common fungal infection usually caused by Candida... Read more »
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...does anyone know if ears feeling plugged and/or an ear infection are symptoms of hiv? Thanks Read more »

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fingering and blow jobs?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...job and fingered the woman with my unprotected finger. This was 8 week ago and I've had a few strange things go on. I had a an ear infection that went away after a week and no sign of it comming back. I have a bump on my upper lip. My question... Read more »