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Signs Of OIs

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Sign of OI in CBC

Dear Doc,You are great. I love the way you answer.I have some general qustions.Does CBC remains normal even afer a decade of infection, not talking about non progressor?Do you see any abnormalities in CBC which will indicate of up coming OI?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The CBC is usually abnormal in people with HIV, especially those who have been infected for a long time. However, the abnormalities are rather general in nature, and cannot be used to predict an "upcoming OI". Read more »

Could this be a sign of an OI?

Hi doctor, thanks for your contribution to this highly informative site. I am HIV pos CD count is... Read more »

Red blister on tip of tongue

Dear DoctorsPlease help. My nephew was diagnosed HIV pos a few months ago. This morning she woke up... Read more »
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Has anyone had any signs of a new infection?

Posted by red232, 1 Reply
What signs or symptoms have you all experienced with new infections? Was your White blood count low? Read more »

These symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Have any of you people, shortly after the infection, in fact, even before antibodies are detectable (1 month-6 months) experienced an infection of the tonsils, with pus than then went away after 2 or 3 days, pain when swallowing food, a lot of mucus... Read more »

everything and nothing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
So let me get this straight: Everything could potentially be a symptom of HIV, AND HIV could also be completely asympyomatic, AND if you have a symptom, it doesn't necessarily mean that you have HIV, although you might. Is this correct? Besides,... Read more »

signs of lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous
Signs of Lipodystrophy. I am 38 years old, very healthy, no OI's. Started taking PI's Ritonavir/Sequinaver about two years ago. I am now losing my body fat from my face, arms, legs and god forbid my... Read more »