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Hiv Cough

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HIV + and cough

Hi I just started coughing and I am worried. Does every cough mean that its TB or is it possible to be just a cough that can be treated? How do I stop it from turning to TB?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You need to be evaluated for cause of your cough. Such an evaluation can include a complete history and physical examination, a chest xray, sputum analysis. In USA most coughs in HIV+ patients would not be due to TB whereas in some areas of the... Read more »

HIV VIA COUGHING...

hello doc..oneday in public washroom someone coughing infront of my face, hiv transfer through this... Read more »

Hiv, fatigue, and...*cough*insanity?*cough*

Hey Dr. Bob!Thanks for inviting me over to this forum - I'm still cackling over that letter... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Screening HIV-Positive Patients for TB in Resource-Poor Settings

The "[a]bsence of all of current cough, fever, night sweats, and weight loss can identify a subset of people living with HIV who have a very low probability of having TB disease," write the authors of a PLoS Medicine study that used individual... Read more »
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OIs and Co-Infections and STIs -- Oh, My!

Now that powerful HIV medications can slow down the progression of HIV-related disease and even AIDS, more common illnesses (such as heart disease and cancer) have become a greater concern for people living with the virus. Still, some of the same... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Growing Up With Meds

In 1996, combination HIV therapy gave us the ability to suppress HIV and allow the immune system to rebuild itself. After years of struggling with treatments that were only partially effective, we finally had the technology to dramatically alter the... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Positive Life: In the Midwestern U.S., Forming a New Life

Though it happened 26 years ago, Tommy Chesbro remembers his HIV diagnosis -- and the circumstances that led to it -- like it was yesterday. In 1986, a positive HIV test meant something fundamentally different than it does today: It meant, in short,... Read more »
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Dry COugh

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HOW SEVERE IS THE DRY COUGH WITH HIV AT EACH STAGE ? WHAT ARE CAUSES OF A DRY COUGH ? Read more »

Strange cough a symtomof ars?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have a cough that is wet with phlem during the day, but at night the cough is dry. could this be ars?

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dry cough

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
can anydody remember having a dry cough with ars so bad that you had to leave the room because of coughing so bad Read more »

White Coating+sore throat+cough=ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Its been 2 weeks today since exposure. I've been coughing and had a mild sore throat for the past week (dry cough). This morning woke up with white coating which rubbed off, but came back tonight. ARS? Read more »