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Is Ear Infection An Early Sign Of HIV

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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...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 infections, 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...
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How soon can hiv symptoms appear?

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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 »

Ear Ache, (possibly) swollen lymph nodes, and PEP

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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 won the CVID lotto! Did I win HIV lotto too? I think you were wrong this time! HELP

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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...characterized by low gammaglobulin levels that lead to severe recurrent bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, ear infections, etc. Treatment involves antibiotics and periodic intravenous infusions of gammaglobulin. It is... Read more »

Early ARS symptoms?

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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 »
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2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...complications that result in being hospitalized and occasionally result in death. Pneumonia , bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections are examples of flu-related complications. The flu can also make chronic health problems worse. For... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

...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 of HIV infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral... Read more »
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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... 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 »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

some one please help

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 5 Replies
...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 infections to yea. My children and wife a affected to wife got hpv so bad in 1 years time required surgery to remove... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...addition, they also have severe forms of the typically common childhood bacterial infections, such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), ear infections, and tonsillitis. People with AIDS are also particularly prone to developing various cancers,... Read more »

Hey folks - Bummed out and need your help!

Posted by RayZ, 3 Replies
...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 »