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Hiv With Respiratory Infections

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Bronchopnuemonia

I would like to know. What can i do to stop gettying yearly attacks of bronchopnuemonia. I am HIV+ and also an asthmatic. My CD4 count is 550 and viral load is 22000. I try not to be in cold places but every year i get an attack of bronchopneumonia....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...reactive airway diseases, and possibly treatment for your HIV infection all may decrease frequency or severity of recurrent upper respiratory infections in HIV+ persons. I would discuss with your HIV specialist and or primary care doctor. KH Read more »

Sustiva and Truvuda

Hello i have just started treatment for Sustiva and Truvada as my Cd4 was 270 and VL 28,000. Its... Read more »

more often

Do people with Hiv get colds more often than non-infected people? Or do their colds linger around... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Influenzavirus Infection Is a Primary Cause of Febrile Respiratory Illness in HIV-Infected Adults, Despite Vaccination

... "There are, to our knowledge, no prospective studies of respiratory tract infections in [HIV]-infected adults in the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) era. We performed a surveillance study of outpatients Read more »
The Body PRO

Whatever Happened to H1N1 (Swine Flu) and HIV? New Answers at CROI 2010

...complications from H1N1 infection. Don't confuse H1N1 with an opportunistic infection. HIV-infected patients who had opportunistic respiratory infections and were infected with H1N1 often got diagnosed and treated for the opportunistic... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Letter to Editor Clarifies UNICEF's Position on Breast-Feeding for HIV-Positive Women

...was found that some women who fed formula to their infants also were breast-feeding -- "multiplying the threat of diarrhea and respiratory infections, as well as HIV transmission." Court writes that although UNICEF does not provide infant formula... Read more »
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Being Happy

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Who ever said living was easy wasnt very realistic. And Im not trying to sound bitter. Living is simply THE EXPERIENCE and those who still have the chance must seek for meaning rather than just keep complaining all the time. Ive been reading some... Read more »

Uh oh. Allergies/Sinus infection...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...and he's pretty convinced I have alleriges, along with a little bit of a sinus infection. I know, and have read even, that HIV+ people have more trouble with these kind of things, than sometimes the general population does. But if those things... Read more »

scared mom

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I just found out that my son is gay and tested positive for HIV. I LOVE MY SON UNCONDITONALLY!!! and I want to support him anyway I can, but I don't know how or where to start. I am sooooo Read more »

WebMd Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...health 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 »