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Is Chest Cold A Symptom Of AIDS

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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Any OI similar to cold?

Hello, can you tell me if there are any opportunistic infections whose symptoms are similar to a typical head/chest cold? After just a week on meds (CD4 below 50, viral load over a million), I'm feeling much better in terms of energy and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There is no AIDS-associated OI that has symptoms identical to a common cold. HIV+ people do tend to have colds and other upper respiratory infections more often than HIV-s.... Read more »

Cold sore on lips an HIV symptom?

Hello, is a cold sore on your lips a symptom of HIV? I've had cold sores before in the past, especially when I am under stress (which I am now!), so this doesn't seem too unusual for me. This is the only HIV-possible symptom I am...
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
Not by itself.MH... Read more »

Irritation on throat and chest

Hi i had a serve cold and after taking anti biotics it went away. It left me with an irritation on my throat and chest. Please advice on what to do. I am on truvada and stocrin....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You should discuss with your HIV provider to assess whether your continued throat/chest complaints would be expected after a treated bad cold or could there be a persistent more serious problem that warrants further evaluation (knowing your past... Read more »

HIV and colds

Are colds and sore throats together symptoms of HIV infection??...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No.... Read more »
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Dealing with a cold

Posted by vbd1966
Every sniffle is annoying and it seems like this one's lasted longer than usual. I know my VL is undetectable and CD4 is still in the good range, but I just don't like feeling sick. Never have, so maybe my annoyance has less to do with the HIV... Read more »

Chest congestion symptom?..6 days past exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Right now Im only 6 days past my exposure incident. Would symptoms even appear this early??

I feel like I am getting some chest congestion. Kinda that tight feeling. No fever whatsoever, no runny nose or sore throat?

Should I be concerned, or is 6... Read more »

Chest rash & numb hands = ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had u/p vaginal sex with a unknown female, 5 weeks later I develop a sore throat and cold. A couple of night sweats and some pain in my groin nodes. My hands began going numb in my sleep waking me up. At 7-8 weeks I develop a rash on my chest... Read more »

AIDS symptoms in ARS? please help, goibng crazy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
The pain is unbearable that i always wake up at dawn at could not get back to sleep anymore. It started with weakness in both upper and lower extremities then after a while burning sensation on the dorsal area of the feet and arms appeared. It went... Read more »