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Hiv Prone Infection

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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 and neck). Does having HIV make me more prone to these infections? My viral load is 22,000 and my Tcell is 774.
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
Given that CD4 count, it is unlikely that you have any significant immune system problems. Read more »

Infection rates of HIV/AIDS on population

How much of the population is infected with HIV and developed AIDS? Read more »

HIV and Boils

I'vd been HIV for 3 years and no meds - been to the doctor 3 times for boils (i.e. rectum, ankle... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwean Government Policies Hindering HIV/AIDS Efforts, Increasing Risk of Infection, HRW Report Says

...many HIV-positive people, hundreds of whom are living in crowded homes or are homeless, leaving them prone to opportunistic infections including tuberculosis and pneumonia (SAPA/ Business Day , 7/28). President Robert Mugabe's urban evictions... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Super-Infection Beliefs and Sexual Practices of People Living With HIV/AIDS

...HIV can be re-infected with a new viral strain resulting in potential treatment-resistant recombinant virus known as HIV super-infection," and that patients' beliefs about this risk "may have significant effects" on their sexual behavior. The... Read more »
The Body

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Is Found to Be Partly Effective at Preventing HIV Infection, but Advocates Express Skepticism

...infected each day around the world, comprehensive sex education and access to proven prevention tools can prevent thousands of HIV infections right now." Another organization, Treatment Action Group (TAG), one of the oldest and most respected... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jamaica: Most HIV/AIDS Carriers Don't Know They Are Infected

... Highlighting the need for increased voluntary HIV testing, the Ministry of Health (MOH) says two-thirds of the estimated 27,000 Jamaicans living with HIV/AIDS are unaware they Read more »
Connect With Others

Fingering & HIV infection(Via Nose)

Posted by chirs, 3 Replies
...who works at a night club, but after the activity subject A accidently used the same finger to dig his nose(after 1 mins). Can HIV get transmitted via nose(mucus membranes)? What's the risk if no cuts or wounds found inside nose while subject A... Read more »

Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection? Read more »

Skin infections and HIV?

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
...left leg (upper inner thigh) for more than a week. As far as my viral load goes, I am undetectable, but how common are skin infections in people with HIV? Should I be seen by a doctor? Any replies will be appreciated. Read more »

My Sister is infected with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I work in an HIV/AIDS recherch in instute till 10 years, in West Africa. My sister used to be sick. Sometime for 3 or 4 days and sometime for Read more »