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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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I had a needlestick injury in january 11th. The patient tested negative on a rapid hiv test so I did not get pep. 3 weeks after, I developed muscle aches and anxiety. I lost my appetite and lost 15 pounds in 2 months. I alos developed a sore throat...
Hello,The recommended HIV screening for an occupational exposure to HIV that doesn't warrant a course of PEP, is immediately, three months and six months, using HIV-antibody testing.Your four negative HIV-antibody tests plus an undetectable HIV PCR... Read more »
Dear SirsI am worried about my brother. He has had HIV for approx. 15 years and been on combination drugs for since christmas 2005. His glands keep popping up and down but he has a yellow tongue and sore throat at the moment. He has not a lot of...
...A wide variety of problems can cause tongue
problems and sorethroat. An evaluation by his HIV specialist and possibly a dentist or ENT doctor can better define the nature Read more »
Dear doctor Frascino, I was exposed to HIV in Bangkok six weeks ago and starting last week I had sore throat, coated tongue with no fever or other acute HIV symdrom related symptoms. I have started to take PEP medication in Thailand, local...
...Hi,Your isolated sore throat and coated tongue
symptoms are not worrisome for or suggestive of HIV ARS (acute retroviral syndrome). Missing three days of AZT during your PEP Read more »
I written many times, never to be responded to. I realize you are busy, but please answer my question today and I promise I won't bother you any more.I have done one stupid sexual thing in my life, and I am still regretting it. I am in my 20's.I...
Hello,Oral sex carries a very low risk for HIV transmission. Your negative EIA at five months is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No further testing is recommended or warranted.I cannot diagnose the cause of your... Read more »
...rectum. Those with HIV can get worse sores in the rectum and cervical areas. HPV can also cause problems in the mouth or on the tongue
or lips. Other types of HPV can cause abnormal cell growth known as dysplasia. Dysplasia can develop into... Read more »
...or sores in your mouth, or your skin blisters and peels Trouble swallowing or breathing Swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue
, or throat Fever, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, dark urine, or pain on the right side of the... Read more »
...to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue
and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less than 300 May affect appetite More... Read more »
...folic acid tablets. If your vitamin B12 levels are low, you may need B12 injections or formulations of B12 you put under your tongue
, no matter how much you get in your diet. This is because some people cannot absorb this vitamin from food or... Read more »
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...im experiencing is a pale looking tongue
that is cracked and burning, my question is ,has anyone ever heard of this being a symptom of hiv
infection? all feedback will be greatly appreciated,. Read more »
...Has anyone else experienced sores on the tongue
that start out as little white pimple like sores. They are very painful and get bigger turning into a crater like sore. The Read more »
...i had a few risks of unsafe sex practices a year ago and recently my tongue
became "fissured and cracked all over " it sometimes tends to feel warm like a heating sensation. does this sound in any way Read more »
...Ok here goes I found out i had genital herpes..i started takin medication 4 it..well bout a 2 months later my tounge
started to swell and its always white but not thick coating and it doesnt hurt..I was wondering what can I do ...I got tested Read more »