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Sinus Infection Could I Have Acute HIV Infection

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Possible HIV Infection?

Dear Dr.Frascino,Exactly two weeks ago I had protected male-male intercourse with someone. I was the receptive partner. The condom didn't break and was used properly. I have swollen lymph nodes and a lot of mucus in my sinuses. However I have no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi T,Assuming the latex condom was indeed used properly and did not fail (break), your HIV-acquisition risk would be essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how."Sinus" symptoms are extremely common and can be related... Read more »

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... Read more »

polyp in the sinus

Though I have tested negative on ELISA hiv 1&2 at 4 months after an exposure, I have developed... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in HIV Infection

...National Conference for Women and HIV (May 4-7, Pasadena, CA) there were two presentations on pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in HIV infection. Ann Duerr (of the CDC) presented a "state-of-the-art" lecture on gynecologic infections at 8:30 on... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...contribution of non-adherence and drug failure. AIDS 2000;14:2559-66. 51. Wolff AJ, O'Donnell AE. Pulmonary manifestations of HIV infection in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Chest 2001;120:1888-93. 52. Kovacs JA, Hiemenz JW,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Read more »
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Allergies/sinus infections....symptoms or NOT!???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I see where a lot of people are asking about their current allergies or sinus infections. Worrying that they might be symptoms of HIV. Most everyone answers "no....those are not symptoms"..... Yet, not to be the Read more »

Uh oh. Allergies/Sinus infection...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...of things, than sometimes the general population does. But if those things WERE to be caused by HIV, it would be later into HIV infection right? Not 2-3 weeks after exposure????? I thought those kind of "things" start happening when your immune... Read more »

PCR Test for HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...the first week of April. I came down with a condition my Doctor called Acute Sinusitis and Allergic Rhinitis. I feared it was HIV infection. The doctor administered the HIV antibody test after 35 days. It was negative. I was so crazy with fear,... Read more »

post nasal drip

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...just a quick question. I heard that post nasal drip is a common sign of hiv infection? is that true? ive also heard the same about tonsil stones. i was just curious if this is true or not. Thanks for any replies Read more »