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Hepatitis And Allergies

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

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Common cold, flu or allergies? Is tylenol ok?

Dear Dr Keith,Thank you for all you help on the forum.I have a question for you.I have been on Atripla for 2 motnhs now with almost no side effects. Winter is kicking in here in Lima, Peru and people are starting to get the FLU and common colds....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Tylenol (acetaminphem) in modest doses (1-2 grams total daily) is OK with Atripla. More caution needed if liver problems such as hepatitis C. Cold symptoms usually get better in 5-7 days. Influeza (flu) symptoms can take longer (7-10 days +). KH... Read more »

Can this be allergies?

I have seen my HIV doctor twice about this now and he seems to insinuate that it is in my head. I suffer from allergies in the spring and fall mostly. They started in my 20's. I am now in my early 40's and have had some sinus pain, and a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Part of what you say makes sense and part of it does not. We'll start with the sensible part. Seasonal allergies, particularly in the heavy pollen seasons (spring grass pollen, fall ragweed pollen) are extremely common.... Read more »

HIV, Allergies, & Starting Treatment

Hello, I was diagnosed HIV positive and my Infectious Disease doctor is estimating that I've been infected since the late '90s. My last labs showed my CD4s @ about 250ish, and my VL @ 80,000. My doctor has written out a prescription for me...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Jason, thanks for your questions and comments.Having worsening allergies is not unusual at all in persons with HIV-- indeed, it's not uncommon for me to have newly diagnosed patients sent to me from ear, nose and throat doctors who were taking... Read more »

Urticaria and Hepatitis

I am just wondering, what is the link between urticaria and hepatitis B? I've read somewhere it says amongst the causes of urticaria (besides allergy, temperature etc) hepatitis is in the list. What are the mechanism of hepatitis causing...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It is usually casused by HBV because of the large antigen excess and lots of antigen antibody complexes floating about. DTD... Read more »
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Allergies and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know its allergy season and even thjough I've never had allergies I am wondering if allergies could be a symptom of HIV. I tested negative after a 1 time protected expsoure with a sex worker. I tested negative at 21 and 30 weeks. Any chance this... Read more »

Allergy doc appointment

Posted by FurryAquaMammal, 2 Replies
Today I met with my allergy dr to bring him up to speed on me testing pos, current treatments, etc. I get monthly venom injection due to bee, wasp, yellow jacket allergies. I found the exchange rather interesting as in the past they basically had... Read more »

Allergies/sinus infections....symptoms or NOT!???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I see where a lot of people are asking about their current allergies or sinus infections. Worrying that they might be symptoms of HIV. Most everyone answers "no....those are not symptoms".....

Yet, not to be the bearer of bad news, if you look over... Read more »

Allergies autoimmune disease?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are allergies considered autoimmune diseases and therefore push back the window period? I seem to have allergies right now (dust bothering me BIG TIME never before) and tested negative @ 205 days. Should I be worried? I also read in the forum that... Read more »