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My Cold Won't Go Away Hiv

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...it's perfectly pink. Your mind can also make you feel tired and lethargic even though you're perfectly well-rested. It can make you break out into rashes, elevate your heart rate or cause you to wake up at night drenched in a cold sweat. In short, your mind can convince you that you have HIV when you don't. This can happen for any number of reasons, including guilt, stress or obsessive-compulsiveness. The key is to realize when your fears...
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mixing hiv meds with cold meds

Can a pregnant woman with hiv take cold or cough medicine while currently taking hiv medication
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.It should be ok to take over the counter cold medications with your condition(s), but I'd advise that you discuss the specifics with your healthcare provider as the details Read more »

Cold Weather and Hiv/Aids?

Hi, I'm 37 Hiv+ 6 Years. Never been sick from Hiv. On Meds, and Great lab results except high Tryglycerides.My partner is 34 Hiv+ 5 years. Has been down to 49 T Cells and Fungus bacteria in his lungs. His t Cells now are around 800 and is realitvity...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...As a long-term Coloradoan and HIV treater, I can say that cold weather has not seemed to cause any unusual problems among our many patients. (It is cold here in the Winter, though not as cold Read more »

re: please read this and tell me I have HIV.........

Hi Dr BobI first want to thank you for awnsering my original question and that if I do test negative on friday I will send you 1000 dollars. Also I was very sorry to hear about your brother. You are amazing and will get through it.I just have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for your condolences.To respond to your two specific questions:1.There are many types of HIV-associated neuropathies. One type can be seen as early as the acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) that occurs several weeks after Read more »

Large swollen gland that won't go away

Hi, I tested HIV negative last September - but for the last few months I've had a large lump on the right side of my neck. I try to feel for the 'pea sized' node and all I can feel is the muscle??? But it's noticably larger than the other side of...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...way to find out. Lymph nodes are less worrisome if they occur in the setting of an infection (e.g. dental infection, recent cold) and more worrisome if they occur "out of the blue". Larger lymph nodes are more worrisome than smaller ones. ... Read more »
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Charles King Op-Ed: Shock Tactics Won't Stop HIV

...but when fear ran out, you had other incentives to kick the habit: The high cost of cigarettes or having to go out into the cold to enjoy your nicotine fix. The Department of Health has defended the HIV prevention video, in fact, by citing the... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...Difficulty breathing Rapid heart rate Pale skin Decreased pinkness of the lips, gums, lining of the eyelids, nail beds, and palms Feeling cold Confusion or loss of concentration Dizziness or fainting Sadness or depression Anemia and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wall Street Journal Examines Experimental Procedure Modifying Cold Virus to Deliver HIV/AIDS Vaccine

...School and the Dutch biotechnology company Crucell that might deliver experimental HIV/AIDS vaccines using a modified common cold virus. NIH and Merck have developed two experimental AIDS vaccines, currently in trials, that attempt to use... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...Condoms won't protect you from HIV or other infections unless you use them correctly. Store condoms away from too much heat, cold, or friction. Do not keep them in a wallet or a car glove compartment. Check the expiration date. Don't use... Read more »
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Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers. The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected vaginal sex. Next... Read more »

another

Posted by johnson39595
...Does tongue tasting weird or feeling cold breathing in have to do with hiv? I am worried so much. Read more »

No common cold in 5-7 years ?

Posted by squanderer, 2 Replies
...I used to get colds that lasted days and weeks more than 6 years ago. However, in the last 6 years I haven't had much of a cold, and when I feel Read more »

constant cold

Posted by sadface, 1 Reply
...Hi friends... I have had a chest cold with a barky cough for almost 3 weeks now, I am miserable. It scares me that my immune system can't seem to fight this off. The Read more »