Hiv And Boils

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HIV and boils

I have been undetectable for many years after an initial diagnosis of AIDS in 1995. I am healthy and take care of myself. Recently, over the holidays, I ran myself into the ground physically and am feeling weak and tired and I also have a couple...
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
Likely neither. It is most likely the result of a bacterial infection that you got as a result of contact with something or someone. In some cases a culture is taken to determine what bacteria might be causing this and antibiotics may be prescribed... Read more »

HIV and boils

On sero convertion, among other symptoms, I had numerous boils develop under my arm (15 in total).... Read more »

HIV and Boils

I've been HIV+ for 3 years and no meds. Been to the doctor 3 times for boils (i.e. rectum, ankle... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...department. If there is a problem, and your CD4 cell count (see Fact Sheet 124 ) is below 200, consider the following steps: Boil drinking or cooking water for one minute; or Drink bottled water; or Drink filtered water: Use a home filter... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some Ugandans Lack Money to Buy Condoms, Boiling Them For Reuse

... Some people in Uganda who cannot afford to purchase condoms have started boiling used condoms with steam produced from cooking food in an attempt to sterilize and reuse them, Makerere University professor Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Developing Pasteurization Technique to Help HIV-Positive Women Breastfeed

...working with about 100 women in Tanzania and teaching them to pasteurize their milk at home through flash heating, or a double-boiling method. Young said that "as soon as the water boils, the milk has reached a hot enough temperature -- about 70... Read more »
The Body

Why HIV "Crimes" Harm HIV Prevention and People With HIV

...the criteria of when it is justified to prosecute allegations of criminal HIV transmission. Rather, what most of these cases boil down to is perceived responsibility for HIV prevention. Research suggests that most HIV transmission takes place... Read more »
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Question re: boils - meds or HIV related?

Posted by dj1979, 1 Reply
...falling CD4 (down to 227). Have had to make a couple med changes, currently on Combivir and Kaletra. About a month ago I got a boil (or abscess, or cyst) under my armpit. I went to our walk-in center initially (of course it was a weekend)... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...G-man, boils on the upper thigh, dry mouth (slight) are they consistance with ars 69 days after exposure via oral sex (cunnilugus) with a Read more »

Penis Pimples

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I posed this already: im 4-5 months negative and about a month ago i had a boil on my penis or atleast i thought it was but anyways i popped w.e it was and it hurt so much and it was at first glance those Read more »

Toilet Safety/Open Wounds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...coming to see us. He has HIV and Chrohns disease and has blood in his stool, my wife has bleeding hemroids and I have had a boil near my butt lanced and is opened to drain. Since we all have something bleeding going on what precautions shall... Read more »
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