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Is Bronchitis A Symptom Of HIV

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Bronchitis

When does Bronchitis generally occur in the course of HIV infection? 1 year, 2 years, or 5+ years? Thanks....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Bronchitis is a nonspecific infection that affects millions of people a year that are not HIV infected. Thus, it could occur at any time during HIV infectionMH... Read more »

Is acute bronchitis an AIDS defining condition

Hello,I was doing some research on AIDS defining conditions and found bronchitis on the list, but noticed that it was listed in the Hepes Simplex category. This is what I found, Herpes simplex: chronic ulcers (>1 month's duration) or...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Acute bronchitis is not an AIDS-defining condition and usually caused by bacterial infection; lung infection (such as bronchitis) with herpes virus (quite rare) is considered AIDS-defining.BY... Read more »

too much antibiotics for Chronic Sinusitis/bronchitis and maybe Chronic Rhinitis?

for Immunological Disorders, I am HIV+ since Dec. 2003 and to this day I am having chronic complication with Sinusitis and bronchitis infection, congestion& post-Nasal drip with clear and white thin discharge or Mucus, and now ear infection...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There's nothing wrong with taking antibiotics if you have a proven indication or need for them. People with chronic sinusitis often have persistent problems that require recurrent treatment. That said, 6 to 8... Read more »

Short Term Prednisone for bronchitis and AIDS

Can an AIDS pt with undetectable viral load take short term Prednisone therapy? Any contraindications?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.While steroids should only be used if there's a medical indication, it's is ok to use them in people living with HIV. Indeed, prednisone is recommended for people with severe PCP.Hope that helps,BY... Read more »
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Bronchitis and Sinuses

Posted by Anonymous
I have read in several places that Sinus infections and Bronchitis is prevelant in HIV+ people. Does anyone have any idea when this would occur?

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Recurrent bronchitis and rashes and colds

Posted by rustychaucer5968
I just had bronchitis like three weeks ago and I was prescribed antibiotics. It began to go away, but I got the cold again! And more Post nasal drip, plus, I was smoking cigarettes. Now my chest and back are hurting again! I still have the cold... Read more »

Bronchitis

Posted by sadface, 3 Replies
Hi to my family of friends...
GAWD, I have been down a week with bronchitis..ug! I just started meds for it, ( I was in denial, thought it was "just" a cold) And of course I went back to thinking..do I have HIV? It will be a year in December since... Read more »

Bronchitis

Posted by rustychaucer5968
Hello,

I read that different labs around the united states have different standards and results of the ELISA test. Some labs are liberal or conservative on how they read the ELISA results because it is display by a numerical value. I have been tested... Read more »