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...of diagnosis with AIDS
. MAC is most likely to occur in people with CD4+ cell counts below 50 and at least one other opportunistic infection (OI). Routine blood tests from people with low CD4+ cell counts can detect MAC at an early stage
when it can be treated fairly easily. Drugs can also be used to prevent MAC disease in people with low CD4+ cell counts. If you develop MAC disease, treatment can ease symptoms and improve your quality of...
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Dear Dr Shearer..I am 48 Year old Aussie having been diagnosed with hiv some 2 years ago and recently started medication which seems to be working very well.I recently met a man (Also HIV positve)who i have played around with several times..nothing...
...steps necessary to find out whether you acquired TB and now have a latent (subclinical) infection, whether you actually have an early stage
of active TB disease (very unlikely), or whether you did not acquire the disease. You should be reassured... Read more »
Hi I was diagnose in March. Then to make matters worse I found out, in April cd4 count was 145 vl 120000. I seriously had no idea because never felt sick. My doctor said I been positive for a very long time. But only been sexually active for 3...
...Persons with HIV/AIDS
are more likely to have severe sinus infections so an evaluation for that is warranted (often might need decongestant and perhaps Read more »
Hi Dr. Bob,I apologise if this is in the wrong forum but because of the different aspects in the question I didn't know which one to put it in. My question is related to the likelyhood of me contracting HIV (I'm really trying to get things straight...
...and I couldn't get hard again. The guy "said" he was HIV
negative, but within a week of getting back I started developing a productive cough
(yellow plegm), nasal stuffiness and laryngits. Theses symptoms went away for 2-3 weeks and now I have... Read more »
Hi Dr. Bob,Update from Adam. Summary of events: Possible exposure was 4/13. Negative proviral DNA by PCR on 5/21 (38 days after). Negative ELISA on 6/23 (10 weeks after). I know you told me to take the test again after I come back from Asia in...
...and I would certify you WOO-HOO-YABBA-DABBA-DO-able now! Thank you for your very generous gift to the Robert James Frascino AIDS
Foundation. You will soon receive a personalized acknowledgement/thank-you letter from me as well as a small token of... Read more »
... Pneumonia and HIVHIV
-positive people are more vulnerable to pneumonias of all kinds and certain pneumonias lead to an AIDS
diagnosis, such as PCP, recurrent bacterial pneumonia and active TB . Pneumocystis carinii (or jiroveci )... Read more »
...metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders) Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV
, or cancer , or those on chronic steroids) People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving... Read more »
... Candidiasis of the Esophagus (Esophageal Candidiasis) Usually occurs at very low CD4 cell counts (less than 100) An AIDS
-defining opportunistic infection Major symptom is painful swallowing (dysphagia) Often diagnosed via... Read more »
...found to be infected, it can assist in getting early
treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS
among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV
from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A... Read more »
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...sound ridiculous but honestly it was one of the first signs that I started to worry. Is it possible that OHL can show up in early stages
especially if the viral load is high? Last summer, around June/July (almost a year after possible exposure)... Read more »
...heard that it is common during seroconversion period. Is there any body can share there story about Neuropathy during the early stage
of infection. Wheter it was postive or negative. I can not sleep at all. I got tested negative ... Read more »
...On most web sites it seems ARS Symptoms are more fever
/swollen lymph nodes achy body than cough
ing sore throat type of symptoms. Am I on the right track? Read more »
and had a strange feeling like if I was high. Then at 3 wks came the flu, really bad sore throat, I think I had a fever
one night, loss of appetite, vomit,naseau,chills,pain in my hips,body aches, stomach ache, cough
with... Read more »