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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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Acne more Common with HIV-Positive People?

Does being HIV + make you get acne more easily ??I am not on any meds but I keep breaking out!...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
There is an increase in several types of skin inflammation with HIV disease. Yes, acne and most noteably- eosinophillic folliculitis. Treatment with an antibiotic may help. So does use of anti-inflammtory medications, (pills and creams). Also use of... Read more »

Acne...is it true that acne is common in HIV+ers??

Dear Dr Dezube, in one of your reply, you've mentioned that acne and pimples are common in HIV+ers. Is this true? Does that means that HIV+ers are prone to develop acnes? After sudden burst of swollen lymph nodes, I'm now experiencing a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It is indeed true that HIV'ers are more prone to develop acne. Many of my HIV+ patients, who haven't had acne since they were teenagers, are now coping with it. Fortunately there are MANY good treatments for acne. I personally prescribe... Read more »

common in hiv??

mark, i am still awaiting my results for the pcr rna test but in the meantime i have to ask you, (this is the reason i continue to pursue testing) i am still after many many months having pain(sharp shooting pains) under my arms and it seems to be...
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
To be frank, your symptoms are very nonspecific, and in and of themselves, do not sound like HIV infection to me.MH... Read more »

Supposed "Symptoms common in HIV/AIDS" caused by worry/anxiety

Hi. First time on this forum. Have a situation. I was in this shop about a month or two ago, where I accidentally cut myself with the metal part of a scotch tape on the ledge, and a huge scrape resulted and seemed deep. The metal part was on the...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Sounds like you had <b>no risk</b> for HIV. While you did get cut and there's a chance that others got cut on the same metal part, there's no chance that blood went directly/immediately from one... Read more »
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Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Yet more reason to be cautious about use of HAART and to work on liver health by not drinking alcohol, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight.

COMPLICATIONS OF HIV/HAART

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV-Infected Patients After... Read more »

folliculitis common for HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have developed severe folliculitis on my inner legs, and in my pubic hair. Is this worrisome for HIV? Can dry skin cause it? Read more »

Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... Read more »

initial symptoms of hiv - most common symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I need some help from others with hiv. What was and when did it hit you the inital onset of strange symptoms. I know one said they felt whipped out with tired feeling. Was that immed. after sexual episode or acouple weeks later. Also, were... Read more »