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Is Pneumonia Contagious With Hiv

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Pneumonia/Contagious/HIV+

I am HIV Posititve and a friend of mine is in the hospital with Pnuemonia. I was wanting to visit him but am afraid it would put me at risk of possible infection. My viral load is 270 and my CD4 is 677. I was diagnosed 6 months ago and have never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Some types of pneumonia are more contagious than others; however, considering your high CD4 count, I would not anticipate any problems resulting from your visiting a hospitalized friend being treated for pneumonia. On a related note, I should... Read more »

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We are a couple and we have been diagnosed hiv positive almost four years ago, in the meantime We... Read more »

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Pfizer's Pneumonia, Meningitis Vaccine Protects Against Recurrent Pneumonia in HIV Patients

Pfizer's Prevnar 7 vaccine, which protects against pneumonia and meningitis, has been shown to reduce the risk of recurrent pneumococcal infection in patients living with HIV in Malawi, according to a study published Thursday in the New England... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Zealand Government to Decline Entry to Immigrants With Costly, Contagious Diseases, Including HIV, TB

The New Zealand government on Wednesday announced that it will ban people from migrating to the country if they test positive for diseases or conditions that could be contagious or costly to treat, such as HIV or tuberculosis, the Associated Press ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV-Associated Pneumonias

Epidemiology Risk for HIV-Associated Pneumonias Symptoms Bacterial Pneumonia Pneumocystis Pneumonia Tuberculosis When to Seek Medical Evaluation Medical Evaluation Conclusion Selected Sources Respiratory symptoms, including cough,... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

CD4 Nadir Not a Predictor of Pneumonia After Starting HIV Treatment, Study Finds

A HIV-infected person's CD4 nadir prior to treatment initiation does not affect his or her risk of developing community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), according to a study presented at ID-Week 2012. Instead, prior CAP and AIDS-defining illness were... Read more »
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HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show: Study
Reuters Health
10.18.01

HIV may be highly transmissible before an infected person experiences its first, flu-like symptoms, and before HIV tests can detect the virus, researchers reported last week.... Read more »

Pneumonia

Posted by hello123, 3 Replies
If someone with HIV had pneumonia, would they be able to recover with regular antibiotics? Thank you for reading this and please respond. Read more »

Flu or pneumonia shot ...?

Posted by srchanfrans43, 1 Reply
Anyone know if the shots still are cross reactive with antibody tests.....? If so what's the time to wait after a shot to take an antibody test ? Read more »

I need help. Is it possible to contract pneumonia

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Lately, for past month I have had random spells where I just dont feel well. Most recently I have started coughing.(last 2 days.) 2 days before the coughing started I had a constant headache for two days. I know my body because I do not get sick... Read more »