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Hiv And Asthma Attacks

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...IRIS within the context of HIV disease. It presents ways to assess your risk and identify the condition. What Is Inflammation? Inflammation means to put on fire , and it's a complex response that results when your body attacks germs or repairs damaged tissue. A simple example of it is the redness, swelling and soreness that emerges around a cut as it's healing. For your immune system to repair the damage and clear any infection that's...
Ask the Experts


I have recently been diagnosed positive and have taken norvir, ritonavir and truvada. which unfortunate from day one with my symbicort turbo haler. My pharmacist at the hospital did not seem to know what to prescribe. I am now taking formoterol and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...had, and which are significant and which ones you may have to live with to control your asthma and not cross react with your HIV medications. Read more »

HIV and Asthma

I am a 35 year old male with asthma and recently diagnosed with HIV. I haven't had an asthma attack since 15. Is HIV gonna make my asthma resurfaced? If the answer is yes, when will it happen? How do your patients with HIV cope with asthma? Should I...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...I do have patients with HIV and asthma. I can't really say that HIV in and of itself exacerbates asthma. Management of asthma in people with HIV infection Read more »

very nervous, please answer

Could being HIV+ bring down your immune system to have an asthma attack or would you attribute it to smoking?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...HIV is not related to asthma attacks. They are triggered by allergies, particulate matter in the air including dust, smoking and Read more »

Just don't know

I have had HIV for almost 3 years and my CD4 is about 512/my Vload is higher now since my last 3month check up (11,400). The dr. keep telling me to not worry about it and that I don't need any meds since my CD4 is still high but I'm little worried...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...count. Any person with AIDS or symtoms from there HIV infection may also need treatment even with high CD4 counts. Asthma attacks are generally not HIV related, but bad allergies and hay-fever may be. You should be sure you have been vaccinated... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...cells are smaller than normal. This is usually caused by an iron deficiency or chronic disease. A high MCV can be caused by HIV medications. This is not dangerous. However, a high MCV can indicate megaloblastic anemia, where red blood cells are... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...effects and interactions. Another analysis from a French cohort showed Lexiva was associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and heart disease. Doctor Lexiva (fos-amprenavir) was approved (two tablets twice daily) for use in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders) Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV or AIDS , or cancer , or those on chronic steroids) People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Heart Disease Basics Many women do not believe they are as at risk for heart attacks as men, but they are. Women make up nearly half of all heart attack deaths. Heart disease is the number one... Read more »
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HIV side effects? (heart attacks & seizures)

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
...(he's not exactally sure). We are both aware that his previous using caused damage, but I'm really getting concerned that his HIV status is kind of in like a faster process. He was diagnosed this past summer and his numbers are undetectable (from... Read more »

panic attacks anyone?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...a long-term survivor and the decision to go on treatments. Have also just discovered Panic Attacks. [censored], are they scarey. Am sure I am dying when I have them. Does any one have any... Read more »

I need your help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...chronic stress for 6-7 months and i have extremely dry mouth. i used nystatin for a week and its all gone now. I took a oraquick hiv test at April 7, and it was negative it is safe to assume hiv is not my issue? its been 4+ months over last... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply