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Sinus Infection After Touching Vaginal Secretions Worried I Have HIV

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sinus infections

Hi! I've been hiv positive for 18 years. My VL is 480 and my Hiv is less than 50.It just seems like I get alot of sinus infections over the years. At least 4- 5 times a year.Is there anything I could be eating or doing different not to get them....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Sinus problems including infectons are common in the general population and perhaps more common in HIV+ persons. There often is no easy long-term answer. Frequently there is an underlying chronic allergic rhinitis that sets the Read more »

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...sinus drainage in my throat. I went to the dr. today and he's pretty convinced I have alleriges, along with a little bit of a sinus infection. I know, and have read even, that HIV+ people have more trouble with these kind of things, than... Read more »