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Why Do Individuals With Hiv Sometimes Contract Pneumonia

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I need help. Is it possible to contract pneumonia

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Lately, for past month I have had random spells where I just dont feel well. Most recently I have started coughing.(last 2 days.) 2 days before the coughing started I had a constant headache for two days. I know my body because I do not get sick... Read more »

Contracting HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If a person has AIDS and affected another person, will that other person have AIDS or will he/she be HIV+?

Me and my ex-boyfriend broke up about 2 years ago. I haven't spoken to him since we broke up. 2 weeks ago, he contacts me and we've been... Read more »

contracting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
if you had unprotected sex once with a person ( women) of unkown status, and you were of good health but uncircumsized. what are your chances of contracting hiv and would it matter if she had used coke or other drugs, would that effect my testing... Read more »

Chances of contracting

Posted by giambi25, 1 Reply
If you sleep with somebody(unprotected vaginal) who is hiv+ what are the chance of becoming pos? Also what does oral thrush look like?

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Insurance for Maryland Individuals with AIDS/HIV

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It is tough to find an insurance company that will insure a person with tough health issues.

I represent a company that will insure without asking any embarrassing medical questions.

The insurance is available for individuals aged 40 - 80 in the... Read more »
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How can someone contract HIV? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

How can someone contract HIV? I mean if you have sex with multiple HIV negative people, can you contract it? I dont understand. Can someone get it by having unprotected sex with multiple HIV negative people? I dont understand....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I absolutely agree: You certainly don't understand! Can you contract HIV from having sex with multiple negative people? No, of course not. HIV is a sexually transmitted disease in which an HIV-infected person can transmit the virus to an... Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Once again a QTND (question that never dies) arises! And of course the ATNC (answer that never changes) remains unchanged! Two HIV-negative people cannot create HIV out of thin air and transmit it to each other. (See below.) Menstrual blood... Read more »

pets and hiv-infected individuals

since many of the fungal opportunistic infections are contracted by bird droopings,and dirt; which in healthy persons do not usually bother, do you consider having cockateels and working in the dirt ie....digging a pod, high risk behavior for those...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Not for HIV+s whose immune systems are not badly damaged. If your CD4 count is good and your HIV viral load is suppressed, I think the risk is minimal and has to be balanced against the pleasure you get from these activities. For HIV+s with... Read more »

Pneumonia, Jaundice, and HIV testing

Hello Dr. Frascino. The work you do is amazing. I really appreciate that you help lot of people by answering their questions. I have a question. I am 20 year old male. My exposure was unprotected insertive oral (woman performing oral on me). Please...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Neither your pneumonia as a newborn, use of medications as a youngster, jaundice as a 12- or 13-year-old or any medications taken for these problems would affect the accuracy of your HIV tests, the time it would take for you to produce... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV-Associated Pneumonias

Epidemiology Risk for HIV-Associated Pneumonias Symptoms Bacterial Pneumonia Pneumocystis Pneumonia Tuberculosis When to Seek Medical Evaluation Medical Evaluation Conclusion Selected Sources Respiratory symptoms, including cough,... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

CD4 Nadir Not a Predictor of Pneumonia After Starting HIV Treatment, Study Finds

A HIV-infected person's CD4 nadir prior to treatment initiation does not affect his or her risk of developing community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), according to a study presented at ID-Week 2012. Instead, prior CAP and AIDS-defining illness were... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

1,000 People Contract HIV Daily in Ethiopia; Epidemic Affecting Economy, Official Says

Approximately 1,000 people in Ethiopia contract HIV each day, and the country is facing "alarming growth" in its HIV/AIDS epidemic, a government official said on Thursday, Reuters reports. Teklu Belay of the country's HIV/AIDS Prevention and... Read more »
Project Inform

People Who Use Fuzeon May Be at 34 Percent Higher Risk for Pneumonia

The FDA announced April 28 that people living with HIV who take the entry inhibitor called Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) may be at higher risk for pneumonia. This news comes from a recently completed study that followed 740 people who took Fuzeon compared to... Read more »