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Hiv With Respiratory Infections Precautions

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS the years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the...
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Paranoid Republican - Back with another question

Dr. Bob,I hope you are doing well. It has been a long time since I have been here--and a long time since I was a worried-well.But (and there is always a but) I have a mild concern to which I probably already know the answer, but would love your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tea-bagger at an anti-Obama rally hosted by Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, OK? There are many potential causes of recurrent lower respiratory tract infections. Your doctor (or an infectious disease specialist) should be able to conduct the... Read more »


Hi,I am HIV patient and i have been suffering from cold and cough from last 10 days.I have already given you details on my cd4 count it is 855.I consulted docter he suggested me to use RENEA at bedtime for 10 days.But i almost recovered with cough...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Not able to provide much useful advice without a examination and more details. Full recovery from upper respiratory tract infections can be slow and often hindered by other contributing factors for some patients (such as allergies or smoking). KH Read more »

How are you and your partner dealing with upcoming swine flu?

All people with HIV are recommended to get a swine vaccination and a regular flu vaccination. Since the swine flu vaccination will not be available till October, would you recommend that people with HIV get the regular flu shot now and then go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with HIV infection, especially persons with low CD4 cell counts, are known to be at higher risk for viral and bacterial lower respiratory tract infections and for recurrent pneumonias. Evidence that influenza can be more severe for HIV-infected... Read more »

pls help me answer this ?

i am hiv postive and have asthma i live in an apartment building i have cock roaches in my apartment i dont no were they came from but could that affect my health badly please help me with this question thank you
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...There would be no direct effect on your HIV disease. Indirectly, if your allergic asthma flares, you could be more prone to respiratory tract infections, such as bronchitis or pneumonia. This in turn places an additional burden on your immune... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...42,439 new diagnoses of HIV infection in the 37 states and 5 US dependent areas with confidential name-based HIV infection reporting. In 2008, an estimated 7,864 Hispanics/Latinos were diagnosed with AIDS in the US and dependent areas, which has... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...Should Ask Take Your Time; Check It Out The Bottom Line What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? HIV fraud is the promotion, advertisement, or sale of products that are supposed to diagnose, treat, or cure HIV when those products have not been proven... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...uninfected infants ( Thea et al. NEJM 1993;329:1696). in South Africa, the death rate for children hospitalized with severe lower respiratory tract infections was 6.5 times higher for HIV-infected infants than for uninfected children ( Madhi ... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

... Concerns For Pregnant Women, Children and People Over 50 Introduction Influenza, or simply the flu, is a serious respiratory infection that makes hundreds of thousands of Americans ill each year. It can cause many complications for... Read more »
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...patients 54 11.Flu 36 12.Flu vaccination 30, 11, 3, 20, 13, 43 13.Herpes simplex I 27 14.Herpes simplex II 11 15.Upper respiratory tract infection (cold or flu) 11 16.Recent viral infection or exposure to viral vaccines 11 17.Pregnancy in... Read more »

WebMd Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies professional may suspect HIV if the symptoms do not go away over time; there seems to be no other cause, such as an upper respiratory tract infection, flu, or another illness; and several of the following symptoms are present: Confusion ... Read more »


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