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Is There A Bad Body Odor When You Have HIV

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putrid body and breath odor and HIV

Why do i have a really putrid body and breath odor? I was diagnosed with HIV+ in October 2008 and have just started meds a week ago...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
New body odor has not been an issue with the vast majority of persons with either HIV infection or on treatment. I thorough history and physical (including oral/nose/sinus exams) focusing particularly on intake of food/vitamins/and your particular... Read more »

body odor

Dr. Henry, I have been HIV+ for a year now and have been taking atripla my cd4 is >1000 and I am... Read more »


Hello: I've made a search of the entire Site; googled the word; seen a dermotologist who in... Read more »
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Posted by Jay007, 2 Replies
HI,everyone.Has anyone here noticed a change in their body odor, if so what have you done about it? Iam scared of sitting in the same room with people when Iam exuding this odor.I've seen a few specialists but some don't know, another didn't believe... Read more »

To All Experts - HIV Life Outside Body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know how long HIV can live in semen once it is outside the body? I was exposed to semen of unknow status and I'm concerned I could be in infected with HIV (or any thinkg else?) through a dig in my finger. Four weeks later I have had a... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
KIT ... please do me a huge favor. You wonderfully posted some awesome info. on this site about three weeks back which proes HIV causes AIDS.. Is there any possible way you could post that same info. on the Healthboards HIV site at... Read more »

In a bad place mentally

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Longish story but here goes. Sepnt the last 6 months thinking I've got HIV. The basis of this is as follows.

During a break from my long term girlfriend of 4 years( 12 months ago) I had vaginal protected sex with someone of unknown status but the... Read more »