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Having A Common Cold With Aids

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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...Symptoms usually increase as anemia gets worse. Symptoms include: Severe fatigue (tiredness) Difficulty breathing Rapid heart rate Pale skin Decreased pinkness of the lips, gums, lining of the eyelids, nail beds, and palms Feeling cold Confusion or loss of concentration Dizziness or fainting Sadness or depression Anemia and HIV Anemia has always been a problem for HIV-positive people. Although the rate of serious anemia has...
Ask the Experts

HIV and the common cold

My partner has been HIV positive for about 2 years now. Recently he caught a cold, his first since being diagnosed. He is concerned that it took longer for him to get over this cold than it has in the past. Is this normal or something to be...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hi and thanks for your post.In general, HIV+ persons don't have worsened frequency or severity of symptoms from the common cold. It's important to recongnize that among the many viral causes of "colds", some cause more or less severe... Read more »

Cold Weather and Hiv/Aids?

Hi, I'm 37 Hiv+ 6 Years. Never been sick from Hiv. On Meds, and Great lab results except high Tryglycerides.My partner is 34 Hiv+ 5 years. Has been down to 49 T Cells and Fungus bacteria in his lungs. His t Cells now are around 800 and is realitvity...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...As a long-term Coloradoan and HIV treater, I can say that cold weather has not seemed to cause any unusual problems among our many patients. (It is cold here in the Winter, though not as cold Read more »

Question of all questions Aids (ORIGIN OF HIV/AIDS 2008)

I have a clinic where we work with people to help them stay healthy, addressing dietary issues, rehabilitation, etc... Our team consists of 10 alternative healthcare practitioners and have helped some hiv clients in the past. Often, I wonder if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...indeed poppycock stuff. However, one theory says that HIV was a form of chemical warfare agent that was developed as a part of cold war. I am ready to disbelieve even that. But a greater shocker was that they claimed that the viruses that were... Read more »

Nanny with AIDS

My nanny has AIDS with less than 100 T cells. He is taking care of my 5 month old son. I read a previous response about protecting those with AIDS from common colds. Should I worry about my son giving him anything else? (We know not to use the...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
What a thoughtful question. Your nanny would be endangered by common childhood diseases such as chicken pox or mumps, but not being a physician, I am unfamiliar with the risks of the vaccines for those conditions. I encourage you to ask the... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wall Street Journal Examines Experimental Procedure Modifying Cold Virus to Deliver HIV/AIDS Vaccine

...School and the Dutch biotechnology company Crucell that might deliver experimental HIV/AIDS vaccines using a modified common cold virus. NIH and Merck have developed two experimental AIDS vaccines, currently in trials, that attempt to use... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to Get... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...perfectly well-rested. It can make you break out into rashes, elevate your heart rate or cause you to wake up at night drenched in a cold sweat. In short, your mind can convince you that you have HIV when you don't. This can happen for any... Read more »
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IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

new hope for possibility of HIV treatment

Posted by lalamma, 3 Replies
...all over the news...on FOX/CNN/local news. Check it out or google for more information.. http://www.voanews.com/english/archive/2008-08/2008-08-01-voa59.cfm?CFID=56292805&CFTOKEN=52019438 Read more »

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Posted by johnson39595
...Does tongue tasting weird or feeling cold breathing in have to do with hiv? I am worried so much. Read more »

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 Read more »