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Is Painful Coughing An Hiv Symptom

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PCP cough symptoms

Please answer to this question.I have a cough which is rather mild and dry which stops during the sleep, it is on and off and I wonder could it be a PCP. I am HIV positive for 2.5 years and I had a thrush a month ago.I will be evaluated after 3...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Even without knowing your T cell count, you are at increased risk for PCP because of the thrush-- it is a common precursor to PCP. I urge you not to wait for 3 more weeks, but to seek medical advice now. Chest X-rays can sometimes be normal in... Read more »

Insertive Oralisterine Sex, Dry Cough, Chest Pains (LISTERINE 2010)

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Hiv, fatigue, and...*cough*insanity?*cough*

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can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
I am a 25 year male from India.In my country no one gives a proper advise about HIV/AIDS.People feel shy to talk about sex.Thats the reason I am writing to you.Doctor I had sex with a sex worker with double condom 1 month back. The condom... Read more »

Early HIV symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had weird symptoms for the last month (more intense the last two weeks).

They started with itching and then came a huge headache (constant with front and back of the head), pain in my neck, a little bit of diarrhea (gone now), a white tongue... Read more »

Could this be HIV symptoms??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just found out that I was exposed to the HIV virus a couple of times, and I am worried. The last possible exposure was in July. Back in February I had what I thought was the flu. So did my doctors. I had a really high fever, fatigue, severe... Read more »

hiv symptoms questions

Posted by rob422, 1 Reply
is it possible for hiv symptoms to come and go then return and leave, etc, etc?

like i had a sore throat, dry cough, and muscle pains. a few days later, they went away, but came back a few days later again. then i got a brownish non-raised skin... Read more »