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What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or...
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I am a healthy HIV-er with an undetectable viral load and 1025 CD4 count. I'm currently taking Atripla, eat a healthy diet, and workout 4-5x/wk. Since contracting HIV, I have had numerous staph infections- 3 of them MRSA. I never had a single staph...
...MRSA skin infections
are notoriously tough to clear even in HIV negative persons due partly to persistent reservoirs of infections
(often nose, peri-anal Read more »
I Am 35 Yr Old Male Now Married With 2 Little Girls. Before Meeting My Wife 8 Yrs Ago I Lived As A Closeted Bi. Approximately 17 High Risk Unprotected Possible Exposures( Not The Grandma Gave Me A Lap Dance With A Condom On But Her Fart Really Stank...
Hello,The negative test you and your wife took five years after your last potential exposure is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.Whatever is causing your symptoms now, it's not HIV!If you can't stop worrying, go... Read more »
after 4 months of Antiviral therapy my VL was undetectable & CD4 count is 80. I have had continuing problems w/skin rashes, blisters on my skin and also folliculitus on my scalp and sometimes underarms and pubic areas. I use a shampoo w/selenium...
...can lead to the development of pus pockets (abscesses) and scarring. The infection should respond to antibiotics good against Staph
bacteria, such as dicloxacillin, but may require prolonged treatment (and drainage of any abscesses). ... Read more »
Dear Dr. Feinberg,I wonder if you could shed some light on lumps I have been getting in the armpits. They are approximately the size of the tip of my small finger and seem to be slightly oblong. The lumps are accompanied by little pussy acne...
...that can wall off the pus and make the infection hard to get rid of. This should be treated with antibiotics active against Staph
(a common skin organism). If one of the lumps gets very tender, sometimes you can get these to drain on their own... Read more »
... What Are Opportunistic Infections
? Testing for OIs OIs and AIDS What Are the Most Common OIs? Preventing OIs Treating OIs What Are Opportunistic Read more »
... Table of Contents Basic Facts Preventing and Treating OIs OIs and Women Most Common Opportunistic Infections
(OIs) in HIV-Positive People Basic Facts While many viruses can be controlled by the immune system , HIV targets... Read more »
...questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infections
uch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune system, killing the CD4+cells that... Read more »
... Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections
? Candidiasis Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections
? Fungi (singular Read more »
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...sick with strep. I went to the doctor today to get cleared to go back to work and he told me that it wasn't strep it was a staph
infection in my throat!!! I was already put on antibiotics, but I was still a little shocked and sad at the same... Read more »
...else.... I catalogued my symptoms because I was so scared. At about month 6, I went into a hot tub and came out with ring worm and staph
. Although some antifungals and bactrim cleared this relatively quickly. So here goes, at 10 months I had a... Read more »
...i don;t know whether it's because of lymph node swelling at groin
area. i read somewhere that infection by hiv can cause fat accumulation at the tummy area (below belly button). anyone know whether Read more »
...testicles that I scratch - there may have been tiny entry points along there as well. Since returning to the US, I noticed that my groin
area, where the lymph nodes are, has gotten tender to the touch and painful. Sometimes it hurts just to walk... Read more »