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sinus infections

Hi! I've been hiv positive for 18 years. My VL is 480 and my Hiv is less than 50.It just seems like I get alot of sinus infections over the years. At least 4- 5 times a year.Is there anything I could be eating or doing different not to get...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sinus problems including infectons are common in the general population and perhaps more common in HIV+ persons. There often is no easy long-term answer. Frequently there is an underlying chronic allergic rhinitis that sets the area up for... Read more »

Constant sinus infection

I am a 37 yr old female and have had HIV for the last 16 years. My T-cells are over 1,000 and my viral load is only 1,800. Because of this, Tulane University Med Ctr advised that they did not even want me to participate in any clinical trials...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Many people with HIV seem to have sinus problems. Often they are triggered by allergic reactions and then can be complicated by bacterial infection. Since this is a recurring problem, I suggest you see an ear, nose & throat doctor. You may... Read more »

Sinusitis

Hi Doctor. Can you tell me how Sinusitis differs in a person who has Hiv or Aids as it might in a person whos immune system is functioning "normally"?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Sinusitis can be caused by a variety of different bacteria or fungi. In people who are HIV infected with AIDS, they tend to have more attacks of sinusitis and they tend to have more symptoms and last longer. Part of this is related to the lack of... Read more »

Sinus Infection Antibiotics and Efavirenz/tenofovir/3TC

Hi Dr, am currently on Efavirenz/tenofovir/3TC and viral load is <75, CD4 around 300. Recently been having sinus infection like symptoms (sore cheek bones, yellow discharge and fatigue). I am afraid of taking antibiotics, in case there's...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There usually aren't any significant interactions between antibiotics and HIV medications. So, I wouldn't have great concern.I hope you feel better soon,BY... Read more »
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Allergies/sinus infections....symptoms or NOT!???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I see where a lot of people are asking about their current allergies or sinus infections. Worrying that they might be symptoms of HIV. Most everyone answers "no....those are not symptoms".....

Yet, not to be the bearer of bad news, if you look over... Read more »

Sore throat...sinus drainage symptoms!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I just recently went to the doctor for a sinus infection that pretty much cleared up within a couple days of taking the first one or two doses of antibiotics.

Thats all pretty much gone, but now a week later I still have a lot of drainage in my... Read more »

Sinus infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just wondering, does a sinus infection have anything to do with ars? had a sinus infection and then bad headache for 2 weeks. Low risk so I doubt its hiv but still worried. Would the sinus infection have caused the headaches? help

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sinus infection...

Posted by worryingsick81, 1 Reply
dont mean to repeat myself here but i have a sinus infection (bacterial) on antibiotics now and its been about 6 weeks since i put that thermometer in my mouth at the clinic.i've been sick for about 2 weeks!!!!...even reading it, it sounds ridic to... Read more »