Flu Symptoms After Rimming Worried I Have HIV

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Should I worry about dental infections and colds/flu not on meds?

I'm not on meds yet. CD-4 around 800. VL 24,000 at highest reading but 6,000 last test. My doc wants to wait to put me on meds. I have had much anxiety about my health since learning my HIV status late last year. I actually think my physical...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...same anxiety until you realize that you are not as fragile as you think.It is certainly wise to take precautions during cold/flu season to remain healthy. What you read is true that CD4 counts can drop temporarily during a bad cold or the flu... Read more »

please answer, very very worried about hiv ars symptoms

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Dear Dr. Bob,I feel embarrassed to ask this question but I have to. I am a case manager for HIV... Read more »
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