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common cold

my cousin was just diag with being HIV.or over the past few weeks he has had a very bad cough. he say that he feels fine.We as a family make sure that he take his medicine everyday. i'm not sure what we can do to help him get over this cough....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Cough in the setting of HIV infection can be due to a wide range of factors. His HIV specialist hopefully is aware of the cough and has evaluated it. Persons with HIV can have a wide range of lung problems which may be related to HIV or other... Read more »

common cold

Hello. Is the common cold more common in people with HIV? And do you know how many "colds" per year would be considered "abnormal". Thank you for your time and your service on this site....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Upper respiratory infections, which includes colds, are more common in people with HIV, but I have no idea how many colds per year would be considered "abnormal", since there is no "normal" number od colds per year.... Read more »

common cold

Hello. Is the common cold more common in people with HIV? And do you know how many "colds" per year would be considered "abnormal". Thank you for your time and your service on this site....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
HIV+s are more likely to develop upper respiratory problems, which includes colds, than HIV-s. However, I cannot give you a number of colds that would be "normal" for either HIV-s or HIV+s.... Read more »

Common cold and resistance?

If one is taking the prescribed HIV medications with perfect adherence, during an acute viral infection such as common cold would there be a risk of developing resistance since viral infections or vaccinations would increase the patient's viral...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your interesting question.There's been a number of studies that have looked at the effect of viral load blips and the risk of drug resistance. None that I'm aware of have indicated that this is a problem.So, while... Read more »
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Common Cold?

Posted by Anonym, 2 Replies
Is a constant cold (sneezing, runny nose, etc) a sign that you are close or even at at the point of full blown aids or a substantial decrease in your t-cell count. Are constant cold typcial in HIV pos individuals? Read more »

Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

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common cold vs. ars

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can the common cold be confused with ars ?

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No common cold in 5-7 years ?

Posted by squanderer, 2 Replies
I used to get colds that lasted days and weeks more than 6 years ago. However, in the last 6 years I haven't had much of a cold, and when I feel a bad cold coming on the next day its gone. I am wondering if any HIV positives have experieced this... Read more »