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Is Shortness Of Breath Sign Of Hiv Infection

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Herpes Zorster/short breath while on meds

Dear Doc, Am deeply concerned and fearing death after being attacked with herpes zoster and experiencing short breath. Am on meds for 2 years now and my CD4 count is 697, quite high, why is this oppotunistic infection coming, is this a sign of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Herpes zoster infection (shingles) can occur in persons with higher CD4 count as well as in the general population in otherwise healthy persons. In a person with a good CD4 count like yours on HIV medications (hopefull with suppressed viral counts)... Read more »

Shortness of Breathing

Hi Doctor Henry,Thanks for your reply on my previous posting. I would bring my husband for... Read more »

Alcohol/Shortness of breath?

I am asking this question in either a HIV or non HIV setting as I dont know if this is actually HIV... 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 »

Salivary Gland Infection - Early Sign of HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone ever heard of a salivary gland infection being an early
sign ( 7-10 weeks after oral exposure ) of HIV ? Read more »

Early signs of Hiv Infection

Posted by greatday77, 2 Replies
I have a question that im sure alot of people want to ask, If Infected with the Hiv Virus when can you expect to have early signs/Symptoms of infection Many websites Say you would have ars 2-4 weeks after infection , Other websites say 6 weeks. Also... Read more »

is chapped lips a sign of hiv infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently had a high risk encounter and a few weeks after got really cracked chapped lips.I happened to have other symptoms as well just curious cause I haven't heard much about it being a symptom. Read more »