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Secondary Infections due to HIV after ARS?

Posted by DSKMan, 2 Replies
I have developed a terrible respiratory illness, constant coughing, phlegm, runny nose, but no fever. Could this be an opportunistic infection caused by resent HIV infection reducing my immune system? Read more »

HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »

How INFECTED got infected

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Did a little looking around and figured it out...He must of had razor burn.........

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Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection?

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

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »
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Secondary infections???

Hi Doctor Horwath,I was just wondering if you have ever heard of having a sinus infection as a secondary infection of seroconversion??? And are secondary infections common.Thank you ...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, I haven't. Seroconversion is often accompanied by a flu-like syndrome, with fever, malaise, muscle and joint aches, etc. Sinus infection is not a manifestation of seroconversion.Secondary infections by opportunistic agents are common in... Read more »

Undiagnosed secondary infection

Dear Dr,I am a person living 10+ years w/HIV and have a friend whom has been in the Uof Wisc. Med Ctr. for two weeks while they try to determine what is wrong.Symptoms include fever and chills, hardening of the pectoral muscle, inflamation of the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There isn't enough information for me to tell what is going on here. They may need to do a biopsy of this area to find out. Myositis (infection of muscle tissue) can occur in HIV+s.... Read more »

Secondary prevention and fear of infecting others

Hi Rick, really get a lot from your site! Thanks for all the info. Have got a question and hope you may be able to resolve. I date a positive woman, have for nearly a year now. We practice safer sex - OUTERCOARSE - she isn't comfortable with...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question:You are actually dealing with two separate issues here, so I will address them separately.In response to the comment that she visits the Body, but only the Treatment forums:We commonly see this happen in people who are... Read more »

Viral Load, CD4 and CD8 with secondary STD

I was just diagnosed with asymptomatic HIV a week ago. I've seroconverted sometime in the past six months. We have the followup labs back and I'm not too certain what they mean and what I should do next. The viral load is 188,000(bDNA),...
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
Your CD4 count, and therefore your immune system is in pretty good shape. You are not at risk for any serious HIV associate complications at this point. Your CD8 count is minimally elevated and is reflective of your immune system's war with the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Prevention Education and HIV-Related Policies in Secondary Schools -- Selected Sites, United States, 2006

Persons who engage in sexual risk behaviors are at increased risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. School health education can help reduce the prevalence of sexual risk behaviors among students. 1 In addition, school health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lowering the Risk of Secondary HIV Transmission: Insights From HIV-Positive Youth and Health Care Providers

"Both perinatally and behaviorally infected HIV-positive youth engage in sexually risky behaviors, and a better understanding of the perceptions of these youth and of health care providers regarding disclosure of HIV status and risk reduction would... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estimates of Primary and Secondary Syphilis Rates in Persons With HIV in the United States, 2002

The current study was designed to estimate the rate of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis in HIV patients in the United States in 2002. The researchers approximated the number of new cases of P&S syphilis in HIV-positive patients and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV, Other STD and Pregnancy Prevention Education in Public Secondary Schools -- 45 States, 2008-2010

In the United States, 46% of high school students have had sexual intercourse and potentially are at risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and pregnancy. 1 The National HIV/AIDS Strategy... Read more »