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Facial Sores From HIV AIDS

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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Is HIV/AIDS facial wasting inevitable

I recently received an AIDS diagnoses after being tested. CD4 100 and VL 103,000. i've been on Stribild since then. Prior to getting tested I experienced muscle mass loss significant enough that it was the thing that triggered me to go get...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I don't believe that HIV/AIDS facial wasting is inevitable because I have patients I have been taking care of for over 20 years and they don't have it. Current antiretroviral regimens are much less likely to produce lipoatrophy than older... Read more »

Facial swelling

A friend who is HIV and on ARVS started with a small sore in the nose now her whole face has swollen - around the eyes, cheeks and lips. What does this mean?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
She needs to be evaluated for a number of possible conditions including a drug reaction or an infection (such as herpes simplex or zoster). I recommend she see her HIV doc promptly. KH... Read more »

Early HIV infection and facial wasting

Quick question: Is it possible to experience facial wasting early in an HIV infection before medication is started? In other words, can HIV alone cause lipoatrophy early in the course of infection?Thanks,Gloria at Body Positive...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That has not been observed much in early HIV infection in the setting of good CD4 counts and maintaining body weight. Some patients with recent HIV infection can progress rapidly (fortunately that is a small minority of patients) and with low CD4... Read more »

Facial Wasting: Non-HIV related reasons

I recently had a HIV test because of noticeable loss of fat from my cheeks and hollowing temples but the results were negative for HIV and also Syphillis which was good news but I am still wasting away, so in a way it's even worse. Do you know...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
There are several reasons, including congenital conditions, for facial and peripheral fat wasting. Because you are not experiencing HIV infection, my first thought is to head to your doctor (or endocrinologist, perhaps?) to see about issues that... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness but the toll of illness. All that is required to stay healthy and alive can leave an everlasting mark! I'm referring to... Read more »

Sore Throat and Mouth Sores the Recur

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello would anybody have some insight for me, I had an exposure to HIV 9 months ago. Tested negative to HIV 1/2. The exposure came from a women from sex worker from korea, since then I just haven't felt right. Lots of strange symptoms. So I... Read more »

Sore Throat And Colds Have Nothing To Do With HIV!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Check this out:

http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/forum/view_question.html?section_id=61&id=48209&category_id=0

The doctor says that neither the frequency of, nor susceptibility to common colds (including sore throat symptoms) is different in HIV+... Read more »

Sore throat and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey there, just have a quick question for the experts. Does a sore throat have any direct relation to HIV. I've had an ongoing sore throat that just won't go away. Along with that I have a swollen node right under my ear that's pretty painful. I've... Read more »