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If You Have Hiv Can You Fight A Cold

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The Well Project

Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

Table of Contents Strong Drugs to Fight HIV The Importance of Adherence Starting and Choosing HIV Drugs Barriers to Adherence for Women Overcoming Barriers Adherence Tips Finding Support Strong Drugs to Fight HIV The many advances in HIV treatment in the past 20 years have led to theapproval of over 25 drugs that fight HIV, as well as seven combination pills thatcontain two or more HIV drugs. This is a remarkable...
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Old and dont have alot of fight left

Im 48 but have been pos 16 years abd hospitalized with Meningitis in 05, my health is questionable but I do go to the gym and treadmill 3 miles a day, Im still really foggy in my thinking and went on disability in 05, I have a wife of 14 years who...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I am so sorry that you feel that way. Believe it or not, I have also felt that hopeless and flat in the past. I need to ask you a few questions to know more.Have you talked to your doctor about this? Are you on any antidepressants? Have you got... Read more »

Should I worry about dental infections and colds/flu not on meds?

I'm not on meds yet. CD-4 around 800. VL 24,000 at highest reading but 6,000 last test. My doc wants to wait to put me on meds. I have had much anxiety about my health since learning my HIV status late last year. I actually think my...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
What you are feeling is very understandable when you have recently been diagnosed with HIV. Many people go through the same anxiety until you realize that you are not as fragile as you think.It is certainly wise to take precautions during cold/flu... Read more »

Serodiscordant Couple - Poz Partner Just came down with Cold

Dr. Frscino,So My Partner had recently found out his Status about March of '08, well we have been going to Harbourview in WA and we have been watching his counts, Currently from latest test (June 08) cd4: 400+ and VL: 100K+. The issue is that I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sometimes a cold or the flu is nothing more than the cold or the flu. Your partner's CD4 counts are still reasonable and therefore a significant opportunistic HIV-related infection would be unlikely. However, because of his HIV-positive... Read more »

outside exercise, cold weather, low CD4 and cold

In the spring I was diagnosed with HIV with a CD4 of less than 20. All summer and into the fall I have been slowly building my strength back up via exercise, walking and some interval running, and diet and now I am generally feeling pretty good. But...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I am glad you are on your way to recover. As long as you are taking your HIV medications on time, your viral load is controlled, and your doctor approves, you should not hold back on exercise. Also, I hope you are taking medications like Bactrim to... Read more »
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constant cold

Posted by sadface, 1 Reply
Hi friends...
I have had a chest cold with a barky cough for almost 3 weeks now, I am miserable. It scares me that my immune system can't seem to fight this off. The cough is so loud...
I think I am going to finally go for my 8 month conclusive since... Read more »

Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
If Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute it with another drug).

However, there are ways to ensure your sleep is as good as possible.

Important discovery: Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been getting colds about twice a month since a possible exposure 8 months ago, I tested negative at 84 days via Elisa, could my test have been a false negative and are my colds a sign of me being infected with HIV? Please help!!

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