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Hiv And Common Colds

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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.

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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... Read more »

can a flu, common cold, sore throat mislead hiv test?

hi there,is it possible that a flu, common cold, and sore throat throw off an hiv test? If a person... Read more »

Common cold and resistance?

If one is taking the prescribed HIV medications with perfect adherence, during an acute viral... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Russia's "No Methadone" Method Fails to Curb HIV

Bloomberg News : Russia's Cold Turkey Fails to Stem HIV Among Drug Users "Yekaterinburg, the Siberian city where drug users used to be handcuffed to their beds to help them quit, exemplifies Russia's efforts to stamp out the habit in a nation that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some HIV-Positive People in Wales Denied Treatment for Common Conditions, Physician Says

Some HIV-positive people in Wales are being denied medical treatment for common illnesses, Olwen Williams, a physician specializing in sexually transmitted infections, said recently, BBC News reports. Williams noted that primary care physicians... Read more »
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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral... Read more »
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Common GYN Conditions in Women Living With HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Bacterial Vaginosis Cervicitis Chlamydia Gonorrhea Herpes Simplex Virus Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Molluscum Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Period Problems Syphilis Trichomonas (Trich) Vaginal Candidiasis (Yeast... 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 »

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 »

Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... Read more »

common cold vs. ars

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

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