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Is Chest Cold A Symptom Of HIV

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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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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 »

Cold Symptoms or HIV?

Back in mid December I had sex with a girl I know. We were both drunk and she pulled my condom off and we proceeded to have sex. I know it was stupid.Over Christmas time I had cold symptoms, ie blocked nose, sore throat. That went away after...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Trying to determine your HIV status based on symptoms you are experiencing is unwise, anxiety provoking, and unreliable. Recent HIV infection (acute HIV infection, acute retroviral syndrome) should only be considered if ALL of the following are... 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 »

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 »
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Cold-like symptoms and muscle twitching

Posted by Paranoid5150
Hi guys, about 2 months ago, I had an exposure with a casual sex worker. We had protected oral sex and protected sex. Protected sex lasted for only about 4 minutes as I wasn't really in the mood. After which she proceeded to do the handjob... Read more »

Really scared do I have hiv symptoms

Posted by Rodjoe, 2 Replies
Hello everyone.... In nov. I decided to experiment and tried hving anal sex with another male i did not know. I believed I was going to hv protected sex cause he use a condom. Well the end result was that he couldn't penetrate me, he never comed in... Read more »

a tenacious cold?

Posted by pozartistsd, 2 Replies
Hi all... I just caught some kind of bug from one of my family members when i was visiting. I had a flu shot but still got some kind of flu/cold like illness, more like a cold actually. I was worried for about a week since i only have around 300... Read more »

Note to all about symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Here are some interesting symptoms that we probably have all had:

Physical:

heart pounding
headaches
sweaty palms
indigestion
skin breaks out
shortness of breath
holding breath
cold hands
sleeplessness
sleep too much
fatigue
nausea
diarrhea
tight... Read more »