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Runny Nose Could I Have HIV

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Nasal Secretions & HIV Infection

When I was in a bus last 3 days. Some fluids from a man, in front of me, spilled into my left eye, I thought it might be his nasal secretions, I'm not sure. I know that nasal secretions containing blood results hiv infection. However I don't know...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...secretions "spilled" into your eye from a guy in front of you while riding on a bus??? Hmm . . . he must have had one serious runny nose! Your HIV risk is nonexistent. Nasal mucous generally does not contain blood.Dr. Bob Read more »

Hiv - Complicaded Question.

Hi Doc =)First, thanks for all support you have been giving for everyone here. =)Well, i had a anal... Read more »

Runny nose

I have been told that having a runny nose is a sign or could be a sign of hiv. Is this true? Read more »

An Overview of Prezista (Darunavir, TMC114)

...inhibitor (PI). Darunavir works by blocking protease, an enzyme that HV needs to make more copies of itself. During the normal HIV life cycle, an HIV enzyme called protease cuts long chains of HIV proteins into smaller individual functioning... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...flu, come on slowly and last only a few days, usually less than a week. Common symptoms are sore throat, sneezing, coughing, runny nose and congestion. Older children and adults rarely get more than a mild fever, if at all. Flu symptoms ... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Rumor Control: Can I Contract HIV From an Experimental AIDS Vaccine?

...made by weakening the virus until it's still alive but can't cause serious harm. In most cases, the worst that can happen is a runny nose. Inactivated -- scientists completely kill the virus and then incorporate dead pieces of it into the... Read more »
The Body

Michigan Lifts Ban on HIV-Positive Inmates Serving Food; South Carolina Inmate Segregation Comes Under Fire

...service -- but also noted that they cannot have "cuts, sores, and dermatitis (above the torso), diarrhea, uncontrolled cough, runny nose, and poor general hygiene." The Messenger didn't report whether HIV-negative food workers must follow these... Read more »
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Can't help thinking about it

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...small panic attacks every now when either of us have even the smallest of colds, thinking that I COULD have been exposed to HIV. I dont know what the sex worker's status was. I know I have been irresponsible and my behaviour makes me feel sick... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is a runny nose, and sore throat that last 2 days with no fever or flu like symptoms indicative of HIV. I had sex with someone who tested pos Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...recently had a sexual encounter (recieving unprotected oral sex). After that i developed GERD and have recently developed a runny nose. However, i have test for HIV by ELISA as followes: 10 weeks, 11 weeks, 17 weeks, 23 week and 25 weeks and 3... Read more »

Do I need to be worried??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...performs in adult movies and she says she is tested regularly. within the last 4 days I have developed a scratchy cough and runny nose. I am not sure if that is early signs of HIV or am Ineedlsey worried. This is also the second expeirience I... Read more »