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Hiv Symptoms Getting Worse

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Athlete's foot getting worse due to hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had athletes foot ever since I've been young. My feet always crack and peel. If you were infected with hiv after 13 weeks would it cause your foot problem to get worse? I am noticing more peeling lately. Read more »

It's getting worse:

Posted by coby, 8 Replies
Well for the past three days I feel liking I'm fighting thrush in my mouth. I have it coming from the back of my tongue and can wipe ot off and it comes back, my tongue is also hairy looking. I also feel like I'm fighting PID again which is another... Read more »

Waiting is getting worse

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a high risk encounter four weeks ago. I am starting to fall apart under the stress of waiting for testing and results. What is really scaring me is that I have some symptoms of primary HIV. I had a sore throat for one day exactly two days... Read more »

Just keeps getting worse

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Well things just keep getting worse. After being diagnosed in Dec 01, managed to not have to take meds unitl this past Feb. Started with Trizivir and Sustiva, ok I said to myself, three pill per day, not to bad to having to get use to. Well, the... Read more »

thanx but it gets worse

Posted by obione_kanobi, 1 Reply
just like to say thanx to all who left a mess for me nice to know ppl care well iv changed meds cos my virus had already became risistent to the sustiva (no more spaced out nights) owing to the fact that the person i caught it from was already... Read more »
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Am I getting worse?

I have a question that may seem to have an obvious answer (i.e. get treatment), but given my life situation, I do not want to engage in treatment unless I feel that my health is in fact declining.In 1997, I was diagnosed HIV+ and immediately went on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
This might seem glib, but I can't answer your question without knowing what's been happening to your CD4 cell count over time. This means that you can't really decide whether to resume treatment or not without having lab testing.The... Read more »

Getting worse?

I have a question that may seem to have an obvious answer (i.e. get treatment), but given my life situation, I do not want to engage in treatment unless I feel that my health is in fact declining.In 1997, I was diagnosed HIV+ and immediately went on...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Your symptoms are suggestive of disease advancement and you should be seen be a doctor. Contact a local university or hospital and they should be able to provide you with a list of potential providers.... Read more »

drug resistance - getting worse?

Hi Dr. Little,Before I ask my question, I want to say that you have one of the most important jobs in the world. You bring people comfort and advice at a time of extreme need. I think we all feel this way about all of the experts at...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
Yes, drug resistance is becoming more and more problematic in North America. The source of drug resistant virus comes from two patient populations - First people who are infected with HIV who take antiretroviral treatment and over time develop drug... Read more »

Forgetfulness getting worse

Hello,I am a 31 year old GWM that has been HIV+ for 6 years. My CD4 is around 800 and my viral load is undetectable. I have bee on a combination Truvada and Stocrin therapy for about 5 years now. Recently I have been becoming more and more forgetful...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Complaints of increased forgetfulness are common in the general population and may be more common in HIV+ persons. Stress, fatigue, multi-taskig can impact memory as can many other types of health conditions and medications. Efavirenz does cause... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Epidemic Fastest Growing and Getting Worse in Ex-Communist Countries, UN Says

On Tuesday, UNICEF said former communist countries in Europe and Central Asia are experiencing the world's fastest-growing AIDS epidemics. In the region, an estimated 1.4 million people are HIV-positive, and about 210,000 became infected last year.... Read more »

Race Troubles: Why Do African-Americans With HIV Fare Worse?

Since I began working as an HIV treatment educator in New York City, I've seen the faces of those I served change. As those faces grew to include primarily African-Americans and Latinos, I found myself both inspired and moved by my clients. As a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Policies for HIV Prevention Among Commercial Sex Workers "Taking a Turn for the Worse," Editorial States

Recent "loud arguments" over HIV/AIDS treatment policies -- such as the safety of generic medications and their cost in developing nations -- "obscure the fact that slowing the spread of the disease is at least as important" as providing treatment,... Read more »
The Well Project

Stress Management and HIV

Table of Contents Stress and HIV Signs of Stress Common Causes of Stress How to Decrease Stress Depression Other Tips for Reducing Stress Stress and HIV Everyone deals with a certain amount of stress every day. But if you are... Read more »