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Standard Precautions For Hiv Patients With Respiratory Infections

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The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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HIV and Respiratory Infections

I have read once and again that HIV is not in itself a risk factor for frequent or more prolonged colds, given the distinction between humoral immunity and t-cell immunity. However, the WHO does list "recurrent respiratory infections" as...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Recurrent pneumonias can be due to HIV infection. Some HIV patients do have more frequent and severe upper respiratory/sinus infections. HIV pxs doing well on treatment generally have flu, colds at a roughly similar rate and level of symptoms... Read more »

I am diagnosed with an ear and respiratory infection and have hiv.

Could this be from hiv and should I get my lungs checked? Im very tired and trouble breathing along w seeing stars and slight blured vision. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A clinical evaluation is recommended. KH... Read more »

(1)CDC standards for needlesticks? (2)regarding needlesticks, how can you get the needle apparatus fluid residue tested for HIV, hepatitis and any other suspected ID's?

I am a health care professional. Our hospital has a contridicting policy that states that after a needle stick from a patient, we and the patient are to be tested for HIV. If the patient is in fact HIV positive, then a viral load is to be done. Only...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.Many of the guidelines for needlestickexposures to HIV have already been address in the question, "Are there rapidPCR, P24 antigen, viral culture or other rapid tests for suspicious needlesticks?", dated... Read more »

HIV infection cure? Was told on CNN. What do you think? Mommy of three. (BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) (TIMOTHY BROWN, THE BERLIN PATIENT, 2010)

Hello my beloved Dr. Bob. I hope you are feeling wonderfully. I am writing because I came upon this article today on CNN's news page. I think I know you enough to figure out what you think about it, but truly want to hear all you have to say...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,See below!Happy Healthy Holidays to you and yours.Dr. BobDoctors in Berlin claim to have found a "cure" for HIV (BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) (TIMOTHY BROWN, THE BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) Dec 18, 2010Hi Dr. Bob. I was on the internet and ran... Read more »
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Condoms: A Standard Practice For All!

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
Condoms: A Standard Practice For All!

Around the world the use of condoms is seen as a trusted weapon in the prevention of HIV infection, however, these efforts are often hampered by religious beliefs.

President Bush has clearly given preferential... Read more »

ARS Patient cases

Posted by Anonymous
Primary HIV Infection Case Presentations
The following cases illustrate the complexities involved in recognizing and correctly diagnosing primary HIV infection (PHI). Extensive lab work, but also thorough history taking, is required. Patient 1 was... Read more »

Visiting HIV infected person

Posted by tnk, 1 Reply
Hello Sir, I am from India..Please help me....

My father-in-law is HIV +ve. We came to know about this about 3 months back..
We are supposed to visit him for 2 days this weekend..

What I want to know is what precautions should I take while our visit..... Read more »

SWF,HIV infected through work

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,

Just checking to see if I'm the only person in this world who contracted this disease through their job. Ironically, I am a Medical Technologist who worked as a supervisor and taught students blood precautions when doing their job. After 13 years... Read more »