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Is Sinus Infection An Early Sign Of HIV

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see the HIV specialist or primary care for sinus infection?

I was confirmed positive in March 2006, previous test Dec 2005 and my most recent tests reveal Vl 661/cd 664. Dr says stay calm, live sensible moderate life and you will be right for years, good things coming by the time you might hit the wall so to...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...If you have a bacterial sinus infection then you should take antibiotics to speed recovery. Although there is some risk of selection of resistant organisms with repeated Read more »

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... Read more »

HIV and mucosal disease pain and sinusitis

Hi,I contracted HIV in March 2003. CD4 counts OK at 529 and 31%. But I have suffered TERRIBLY... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...likely to get flu complications that result in being hospitalized and occasionally result in death. Pneumonia , bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections are examples of flu-related complications. The flu can also make chronic health... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...and in some cases, very serious for HIV-positive people. However, on-going medical care allows for the effective prevention or early diagnosis and treatment of these infections. In addition, most of the more serious fungal infections are more... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Sinusitis: All Stuffed Up and Nowhere To Go

...depleted immune capacity. Although sinusitis is relatively common among people with HIV, it can be very debilitating and painful. Sinus infections become chronic (last more than 30 days) in about half of all cases. What Are Sinuses? Sinuses are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...faster than a test for antibodies alone. Risk of Immune Damage Some people think that there's not much harm done in the early stages of HIV infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral... Read more »
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Cunilingus, possible hiv???

Posted by stressed1, 1 Reply
...the last too weeks I have had severe sinusitis, this has been confirmed by my doctor Could you please advise the chances of HIV from my situation and has sinusitis ever been a first sign of HIV Thank you in advnace for your help 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 Read more »

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 Read more »

Uh oh. Allergies/Sinus infection...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...sinus drainage in my throat. I went to the dr. today and he's pretty convinced I have alleriges, along with a little bit of a sinus infection. I know, and have read even, that HIV+ people have more trouble with these kind of things, than... Read more »