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... 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
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Hi Dr. Bob, I've been to your forum so much. I've noticed you haven't been posting many responses lately. I hope your doing O.K. & that it's because your just taking a short break & it's nothing serious.When & If you are able to respond to...
...past. Check it out! Try the archives. You'll be glad you did!Next, your specific questions:1.Thinking you have "erythrodermic psoriasis
" and actually having that condition are two very different things. Rather than worry this is a sign of the... Read more »
my partner is HIV positive and i was recently exposed to potential infection. his viral load is undetectable and i have been assured that the risk of my infection is very low, but i was still put on a cycle of antiviral drugs as a precaution. ten...
Some HIV drugs can have a drying effect on the skin for a while so that could be what you are observing. If persistent over next 2-4 weeks I would see your primary care doc and possibly a dermatologist to discuss what could be going on. KH Read more »
My partner is HIV positive and I was recently exposed to potential infection. His viral load is undetectable and I have been assured that the risk of my infection is very low, but I was still put on a cycle of antiviral drugs as a precaution. Ten...
...medications are quite common and may last as long as 2 weeks after you have stopped them. I am not sure if your skin problem is psoriasis
, but if it is, you are right that immune stress, intercurrent infections and even some medications and... Read more »
I was recently diagnosed as having psoriasis after noticing an outbreak ofrashes on my ribs. At around the same time I took an HIV test which came back negative. My question is, whatis the chance the psoriasis could have been an infection due to...
...Hi. Thank you for your question. Psoriasis
is a skin condition that canhappen to any person at any time. It is not an opportunistic diseasedirectly associated with AIDS. Read more »
...and muscle aches. Because IL-2 stimulates the immune system, it can make some immune disorders get worse, including arthritis, psoriasis
, and diabetes. It can also reduce the number of neutrophils, a type of infection-fighting cell, and can cause... Read more »
...Illustrations of How HIV Works How Your Immune System Works History of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Origins of HIV What Are the Symptoms of HIV
and AIDS? Read more »
...diseases among older people, as they do for younger people. Physicians may not diagnose HIV infection in older people. Some early symptoms of HIV
disease may appear to be signs of normal aging. The stigma of having HIV/AIDS may be worse for older... Read more »
...to start treatment. How will I know when to start anti-HIV medications? It's time to start treatment if: you have severe symptoms of HIV
infection or are diagnosed with AIDS your CD4 count is below 500 cells/mm 3 (especially below 350... Read more »
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...we do go online and try to find answers to our symptoms , and often they are related to immune system problems or fit the HIV symptoms
to a T (It probably does not help that HIV can cause every symptom in the book) But these people are really... Read more »
...Hi, I haven't been diagnosed but have enough symptoms to feel fairly confident I have it. Shingles, Psoriasis
3 kinds, seborrheic Dermatitis..... I haven't been tested since I was always so careful and never thought there was much of a Read more »
...shortness of breath * chest pain * sweaty palms or hands * cold hands or feet * skin problems (hives, eczema, psoriasis
, tics, itching) * periodontal disease, jaw pain * reproductive problems * immune system... Read more »
...my tongue. My immunologist told me it was a severe case of geographic tongue which can be caused by HIV, a mainfestation of psoriasis
. I still have the blemishes up till now even though I noticed recently that they are less conspiceous. 6... Read more »