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Time It Takes For A Dry Cough To Develop In Hiv Positive Person

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Pneumonias

...breath (dyspnea) Cough with sputum (materials such as mucus and pus that are coughed up from the lungs) Dry cough Fatigue Fever Chills Diagnosis: Abnormal chest X-ray Sputum sample for stain and culture (Sometimes a person can cough up the sputum. If not, a procedure known as bronchoalveolar lavage, BAL, can be done. In this procedure, sputum is obtained by placing a small scope down the windpipe.) Arterial blood gases are...
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saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...breast-feed. HIV is not an easy virus to pass from one person to another. It is not transmitted through food or air (for instance, by coughing or sneezing). There has never been a case where a person was infected by a household member, relative,... Read more »

Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...delusional, or if he is just an outright cad. In any case, please protect yourself and insist on latex condoms each and every time you have sex. You (and he) might find it enlightening for you to go with your boyfriend to his next visit to his... Read more »

Absolutely Stupid Father and Husband (SALIVA, SWEAT, URINE) (WATERSPORTS)(HIV BASICS)

Dr. Frascino, thank you for all you do. I have a question and I am hoping that you will answer. I had protected oral receptive sex with an HIV+ friend. I am male. To my knowledge the rubber stayed intact but my worry is of the following. I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...breast-feed. HIV is not an easy virus to pass from one person to another. It is not transmitted through food or air (for instance, by coughing or sneezing). There has never been a case where a person was infected by a household member, relative,... Read more »

plumbing and hiv

Dear Doc, I have alot of anxiety right now about being a plumber and not wearing gloves all the time and having cuts on my hands. Does hiv in urine or feces deactivate rapidly in toilet water or does it live for a long period of time. do i have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...get a plumber to come and fix a toilet, so obviously any HIV swimming in the tidy bowl would have succumbed to old age by the time of a plumber's arrival. And just as a reminder to all readers, the information you were so desperate to obtain was... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...virus is thought to occur in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing, sneezing or talking by people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something --... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...People With HIV? If HIV has damaged the immune system, it might not respond as well to a vaccine, or for the same length of time. If you will soon start antiretroviral therapy (see Fact Sheet 403 ) you may have a better response if you wait... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...Can I get HIV from casual contact (shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, drinking from the same glass, or the sneezing and coughing of an infected person)? Can I get HIV from mosquitoes? Can I get HIV while playing sports? Has HIV been... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...without infecting them. Reality: Without any treatment, HIV-infected mothers pass HIV to their newborns about 25% of the time. However, with modern treatments, this rate has dropped below 2%. See Fact Sheet 611 for more information about HIV... Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...------------------------------------------------ Technically ARS and seroconversion are not the same thing. ARS = Acute Retroviral Syndrome, sometimes called Acute Viral Syndrome, or Primary Vital Syndrome is a set of symptoms (syndrome) that... Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...Concentration difficulties Shortness of breath Chronic cough Night sweats Weight loss Urinary tract infections and so on. Some times also opportunistic infections like candida You should think about HTLV infection. Even though it is considered... Read more »

I met an HIV Positive person for the first time

Posted by Barbdoll, 1 Reply
...Hello again, On Saturday I travelled to meet an HIV Positive friend. It was my first time. At first i was nervous didn't know what to expect. I really didn't want to go there to talk about the fact that we were both Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »