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Ear Infection Could 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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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 »

Please tell me...

I have been tested positive last week, before my testing I didn't feel anything wromg with me. But right after I learned that I am positive, my body feels, weak and seems that I am embracing all the sysmptoms that i have read in books and this...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...getting another tests is the right thing to do if you don't believe the first one. Your regular doctor can probably handle your ear infection, but if you want to see and ENT doctor, that's OK, too. The muscle tightness is due to stress, not... Read more »

9 motnths and HIV positive

My babe is 9months,being HIV since birth,she had an ear infection and now she has a terrible rash all over the body,can you please recommende on any drug which can help her as well as healthy food she can eat
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Ear infections and rash are common in HIV uninfected and HIV infected babies. I suggest you take your baby to see a pediatrician for an examination Read more »

Again- Distress Sailor. Thanks for your answer.

Dear Doc, Thanks for your help. I hv send donation today by Visa card- Transaction id- XXXXXXXXXX.I just hv one more question: Do I need to go for HIV test. I will go back home in a months time and have wife and children back home- so dont want to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Sailor-Boy Samuel,HIV testing is not warranted based on your essentially nonexistent risk. Testing is always available if you are worried, but in my Read more »
National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center

Pain in Children With HIV/AIDS

...tension. Ear Pain Children with HIV, like many other children, can get ear infections (otitis) which can hurt a lot. Sometimes the ear infection takes longer to get better so the pain lasts longer. Mouth Pain There are a few different... Read more »
The Well Project

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

... What Is Clarithromycin? Why Do People With HIV Take Clarithromycin? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Clarithromycin Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Clarithromycin Read more »
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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 »

For Gman, Faith,Worrywart,and Debtex Couple of Q's

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Is an ear infection a symptom of hiv? i am not sure but I have read some threads here that say ear pain/infection are not related to hiv. How can 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 »

ringing in the ears

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...meaningless at this point. Lately I have been experiencing bad ringing in both my ears. My question is, can the be a sign of HIV, and if so, could it appear just 45 days after being infected? The literature I found was unclear. Thanks in... Read more »