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Hiv And Rheumatic Fever

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Rheumatic Fever associated with HIV?

I've been positive for 6 years and have been on drug treatment for the last 2. My viral load is undetectable and my last CD4 was 290. Recently I had strep throat that was treated with 2 courses of antibiotics, but never quite got better. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To my knowledge there is not a clear increase in rheumatic fever in HIV+ patients compared to the general population though the two relatively common conditions do occur in the same unlucky patients. KH... Read more »

Rheumatic Fever and Delayed Seroconversion

Hi Dr. Bob,Thanks in advance for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer my question. I... Read more »

rheumatic atrhritis with hiv

hi doc, i am taking gold compounds for rheumatic arthritis, ridaura (auranofin). but recently i saw... Read more »
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance

3/16: Implementation Fever: Making Health Reform and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Tools of HIV Prevention Justice

Join us Wednesday March 16 for an HIV PJA Strategy Webinar: Implementation Fever: Making Health Reform & the NHAS Tools of HIV Prevention Justice Wednesday March 16, 2011 @ 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT/1:30 p.m. MT/12:30 p.m. PT Click here... Read more »
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance

Health Care Reform, HIV Prevention Initiatives, and HIV Criminalization

Materials now available from the 3/16 HIV PJA Strategy Webinar: Implementation Fever -- Making Health Reform & NHAS Tools for Prevention Justice. The three-part agenda included a health care reform update, information on new National HIV/AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS-Ravaged Swaziland Gears Up for Circumcision Fever

In Swaziland, where UNICEF estimates up to 40 percent of adults are living with HIV/AIDS, circumcision is increasingly being viewed as a tool in containing the epidemic. Results from recent circumcision trials in Kenya and Uganda showed 53 percent... Read more »
HIV i-Base

No Evidence of Premature Aging Effect in HIV-Positive Patients

Similar to some other conditions including diabetes, hyperlipidaemia and rheumatoid arthritis, HIV-positive people are at higher risk of developing serious age-related co-morbidities including myocardial infarction and kidney and liver disease. It... Read more »
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PHI Fever

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know you cannot determine you HIV status based on symptoms alone, but It seems that close to 95% of people who experience PHI do develop a fever. So is it in any way safe to say if you do not have a fever, than most likely any symptoms you may be... Read more »

A little scared - fever won't go away

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all, I have an id doc and are being monitored every 3 months. I have had hiv for almost two years but seem to be a fast progressor, I have gone from 565 cd4 down to 300 cd4 in the last two years. My viral load has gone from 1500 to now last... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Yellow Fever Vaccination

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
My HIV doctor has advised against a yellow fever vaccination before my trip to Kenya; and, a vaccination is not required for entry into Kenya. It does seem advisory to me given that I will be in Yellow Fever country around Mt. Kenya for part of my... Read more »