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Hiv And Head Cold

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LABS & Head Cold

I'm supposed to get lab work done in 2 days and I have a pretty nasty head cold. Should I call my doctor and postpone my blood-work and reschedule?? I just tested positive in November and started ATRIPLA 2 months ago, so this is all sort of...
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
In most cases, it is better to wait until you have recovered. Although the numbers are less likely to vary that much when you are on HIV treatment than when you are not.... Read more »

sore throat/head cold and viral load

Hello. My boyfriend's viral load is around 50,000, his t cell count about 370 and he's... 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 »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Head of South Africa's Independent Democrats Party Receives HIV/AIDS Activist Award From Canadian Volunteer Group

The Toronto-based not-for-profit volunteer group South African Women for Women on Sunday awarded Patricia de Lille, head of South Africa's Independent Democrats party, its HIV/AIDS Activist Award for her work to combat the disease in South Africa,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Head-to-Head Comparison of Accuracy of a Rapid Point-of-Care HIV Test With Oral Versus Whole-Blood Specimens: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

In the current study, the researchers sought to establish whether a convenient, non-invasive HIV test that uses oral fluid was accurate compared with using the same test with blood-based specimens. The systematic review and meta-analysis compared... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

African Americans, Women Have Lower Virologic Response Rates in Both Arms of Head-to-Head Antiretroviral Trial

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of a study she presented at the 5th... Read more »
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 »
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Where am i headed

Posted by trucker_c, 1 Reply
ok i want to start by saying, i am 23, tall, african american, handsome with a loving boyfriend of 6 years now. well, all of my life its been pounded into my head that since i was gay, sooner or later i'd get aids or hiv and die, so that has always... Read more »

HIV- falling head over heals w/HIV+ & confused

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I'm HIV- and recently met and went on a few dates with an awesome guy who is HIV+. He told me he was HIV+ on our second date, after I told him I was a recovering alcoholic. The fact that he disclosed his HIV status so honestly to me is so... Read more »

HIV may be in your head, not your veins........

Posted by rjasin123, 2 Replies
From our own experts at thebody.com
http://www.thebody.com/sowadsky/worried.html

"Many people are fearful that they have HIV, even though they are either at very low risk of infection, or have tested negative for HIV. The common term informally used... Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
Hello,
I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers.
The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected vaginal... Read more »