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Sinus Infection Sign Of HIV Infection

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...infections from occurring is to keep the immune system healthy by using HIV drugs when necessary and seeing your doctor on a regular basis. Bartlett, J.G. (2003). Management of opportunistic infections and other complications of HIV infection. Medical Management of HIV Infection, Online Edition. Ch. 5: Retrieved July 2003 from http://hopkins-aids.edu/publications/book/book_toc.html . Herbrecht R. et. al. (2002). Voriconazole versus...
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Recurrent Sinusitis = HIV?

Dr. Henry,I have been fighting recurrent sinusitis over the past 3 months. I am concerned because several Physicians have said Sinusitis is one of the most common infections in HIV+ individuals.I tested negative 5 1/2 months after my last exposure...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Chronic or recurrent sinusitis is not a good indicator condition for new HIV infection= I would not worry about your sinus problems as a signal for HIV infection. Sinus problems are very common and often very challenging. Read more »

Sinusitis

Does sinusitis occur in HIV infected patients within 3 months of infection?Please kindly reply please because I am very depressed!
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...Sinusitis is not associated with early HIV infection. Sinusitis can occur more frequently and be more difficult to treat in individuals with more advanced HIV infection. Read more »

Why does sinusitis effect VL

I was diagnosed HIV+ in January this year the VL was less that 50 and the CD4 was 1260. In March the VL went up 1970 and the CD4 stayed the same. No one could give me any answers as to why this was happening. I am due to go next month for another...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Infections can non-specificly activate the immune system which can increase HIV replication. Sinus infections can be harder to treat in HIV infected persons even with a higher CD4 count. Some aspects of the immune system such as antibody Read more »

SINUSITIS

dear dr. horwathI was wondering if you could tell me some signs of sinusitis...is there pain in teh face ect. And how close after infection do most people develope it. Thank you .
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...nose and eyes and forehead, and nasal congestion.Sinusitis is common in the general population and is not necessarily a sign of HIV infection. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... 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

...Carcelain G, Li TS, et al. Positive effects of combined antiretroviral therapy on CD4+ T cell homeostasis and function in advanced HIV disease. Science 1997;277:112-6. 9. Connick E, Lederman MM, Kotsin BL et al. Immune reconstitution in the first... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
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Uh oh. Allergies/Sinus infection...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...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 »

Sinus infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is clogged up everynight to, is this in anyway linked to HIV ? and also please answer this: do cuts take longer to heal with HIV infection ? or do cuts normally take along time to take. 2 weeks or so ? Read more »

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 »

mucus drainage or sinusitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...weeks. it will be 5 weeks in april. for about a month now i have been dealing with a lot of mucus drainage. is this a sign of hiv infection. i was really hoping that my 13 week was conclusive. Read more »