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Hiv With Respiratory Infections

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HIV and Respiratory Infections

I have read once and again that HIV is not in itself a risk factor for frequent or more prolonged colds, given the distinction between humoral immunity and t-cell immunity. However, the WHO does list "recurrent respiratory infections" as...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Recurrent pneumonias can be due to HIV infection. Some HIV patients do have more frequent and severe upper respiratory/sinus infections. HIV pxs doing well on treatment generally have flu, colds at a roughly similar rate and level of symptoms... Read more »

I am diagnosed with an ear and respiratory infection and have hiv.

Could this be from hiv and should I get my lungs checked? Im very tired and trouble breathing along... Read more »

Respiratory question

I have recently been diagnosed as having acquired HIV. My CD4 count is 198 and my viral load is... 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 who presented with fever and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China Turning Attention From Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome to AIDS

The Chinese government is beginning to show signs that it is turning its attention to fighting HIV/AIDS now that the last 12 patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, have been declared free of the virus, the Wall Street Journal ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Causes of Early Mortality in HIV-Infected TB Suspects in an Ugandan Referral Hospital

Autopsy studies provide the majority of data on the etiology of respiratory infections, a leading cause of death in Africa, particularly among HIV-infected patients. The study authors evaluated pneumonia cases associated with early mortality among... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

Summary Introduction How to Use the Information in This Report Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on the Incidence and Management of OIs Initiation of ART in the Setting of an Acute OI (Treatment-Naive Patients) Management of Acute OIs in the... Read more »
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SWF,HIV infected through work

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,

Just checking to see if I'm the only person in this world who contracted this disease through their job. Ironically, I am a Medical Technologist who worked as a supervisor and taught students blood precautions when doing their job. After 13 years... Read more »

Possible HIV infection?

Posted by johnb82, 2 Replies
Hello. About 5 months ago I did something stupid and had unprotected sex with a girl I didn't know so well. Immediately after I got scared but hoped nothing bad had happened so I chose to neglect the situation. A little more than 6 weeks after that... 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 »

any babies infected by breast milk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk?

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