...or leg. There may be difficulty thinking or speaking. Vision and memory problems, seizures and headaches can occur. These symptoms can also occur with other opportunistic infections, including toxoplasmosis, lymphoma, inner ear infection
s, or cryptococcal meningitis. It is important to rule out these other diseases. PML can be diagnosed using a scan of the brain by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Another way to test for PML is by checking...
I had unprotected sex with two bisexual men and three days later started experiencing sore throat, achy, swollen gland, and rash on back. Is it possible to have symptoms this early? I did fly on the day of sex with remains of an ear infections so...
...ARS symptoms to appear so quickly.Your decision to have unprotected sex places you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV
. Symptoms or not, you'll need HIV
testing. You should wait until the three-month mark, as HIV
-antibody tests taken... Read more »
I was recently exposed to HIV through insertive anal sex (I was the top) without a condom--the exact date was February 22, 2010. My boyfriend had neglected to inform me that he had unprotected receptive anal sex with someone from the internet a few...
...Hi,Are you being followed by an HIV
specialist during your course of PEP? I recommend this whenever possible. It would help in situations like yours. The HIV
specialist Read more »
Dr Bob,I recently wrote you...I was the heterosexual with the bad virus/bacterial infection FOR 7 days in the ER that they could not diagnose...no IV drugs, no homosexual encounters...my illness was 3 1/2 years ago. Now my neuropathy is back. Well I...
...characterized by low gammaglobulin levels that lead to severe recurrent bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, ear infection
s, etc. Treatment involves antibiotics and periodic intravenous infusions of gammaglobulin. It is... Read more »
Dr. Bob:I submitted this question before but thought I'd take a different angle because of recent developments. Went to a massage parlor late last week and got a full body massage, and then at the end she gave me a handjob. The masseuse was clothed...
...situation . . . ." I absolutely agree, except you can leave off the "essentially" part!Your "symptoms" are not at all worrisome for HIV
acute retroviral syndrome (ARS).To address your specific questions:1. Nonexistent! Period.2. ARS symptoms... Read more »
...complications that result in being hospitalized and occasionally result in death. Pneumonia , bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infection
s are examples of flu-related complications. The flu can also make chronic health problems worse. For... Read more »
...faster than a test for antibodies alone. Risk of Immune Damage Some people think that there's not much harm done in the early stages
infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral... Read more »
... Are you HIV
positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? Read more »
... What Is HIV
Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV
Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
...Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early
signs of HIV
infection. Check it out. Read more »
...and 1530 at about a year. I have been told repeatedly that this is not hiv
but what is it then. oh i have reoccurring middle ear infection
s to yea. My children and wife a affected to wife got hpv so bad in 1 years time required surgery to remove... Read more »
...addition, they also have severe forms of the typically common childhood bacterial infections, such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), ear infection
s, and tonsillitis. People with AIDS
are also particularly prone to developing various cancers,... Read more »
...big time meltdown. Because of everything I read, I haven't started these yet. Can anyone shed some light on these drugs (my HIV
Specialist said a couple were so new that I was the first she had prescribed). And, if anyone has any words of... Read more »