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Will A Sore Throat Caused By Hiv Clear Up

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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...Many people talk about having the flu when in reality it's just a cold. (The term stomach flu is somewhat inaccurate because the flu virus doesn't affect the stomach, though some people may feel it does.) Both illnesses are caused by viruses. Here are some ways to help tell the difference between them. Colds tend to be less severe than the flu, come on slowly and last only a few days, usually less than a week. Common symptoms are sore...
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2 times unprotected sex, severe sore throat

Hi DoctorYour site is very informative and your humour is absolutely brilliant!I wanted to ask a question that has probably been asked in many variations but I have read some conflicting info on different sites so your opinion would be so welcome.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...manifest themselves, not 24-48 hours! ARS symptoms also don't respond to anti-bacterial antibiotics infections, because ARS is caused by a virus, not a bacteria. Whether your sore throat was strep or something else, one thing is certain: It... Read more »

yellow tongue and sore throat

Dear SirsI am worried about my brother. He has had HIV for approx. 15 years and been on combination drugs for since christmas 2005. His glands keep popping up and down but he has a yellow tongue and sore throat at the moment. He has not a lot of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A wide variety of problems can cause tongue problems and sorethroat. An evaluation by his HIV specialist and possibly a dentist or ENT doctor can better define Read more »

Is ARS contagious?

Dr. Frascino,About 1 month ago, i had unprotected anal sex with another guy(not my boyfriend). I was the top, and we were fooling around and i stuck it in for about a minute. I pulled it out and put on a condom to finish. 5-6 days later i got a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...contagious. They are a direct consequence of being HIV infected. That antibiotics cleared up your problem would suggest it was caused by a bacterium, not a virus. That your boyfriend developed similar symptoms one week after you suggests you... Read more »

Sore throat after giving a blowjob

Hello,I am writing because I am worried I might be infected with an STD. After reading all the Fforum messages, I realize that the risk of contracting HIV from oral sex is quite low. I understand that the risk of getting other STDs is not as low,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You want to go to your Ob/Gyn because your throat is sore? Geez, if you had a hemorrhoid, would you go see your eye doctor? Your internist or general medical doctor is probably the best Read more »
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What Is AIDS?

...weakness in the body's system that fights diseases. Syndrome means a group of health problems that make up a disease. AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. If you get infected with HIV, your body will try to... Read more »
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Opportunistic Infections

...available at . What Are the Most Common OIs? In the early years of the AIDS epidemic, OIs caused a lot of sickness and deaths. Once people started taking strong antiretroviral therapy (ART), however, a... Read more »
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...(general ill feeling), nausea, diarrhea, stomach pains, loss of appetite, yellowing of skin/eyes, changed skin color, dry mouth/sore throat, taste changes, painful urination, indigestion, joint pain, hives, and liver toxicity. Itchy/dry skin,... Read more »
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HIV and Cardiovascular Disease

...risk. Stopping ART and letting the viral load (see Fact Sheet 125 ) rise increases CVD risk. What Causes CVD? Angina is caused by a blockage that creates a shortage of blood to the heart. Heart attacks and strokes are caused when a... Read more »
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Sore throat...sinus drainage symptoms!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...doses of antibiotics. Thats all pretty much gone, but now a week later I still have a lot of drainage in my throat (ick). Causing not really a "sore" throat...but an irritated one. I don't think my lymph nodes are swollen all over. I do know... Read more »

Antimicrobial & Acute Hiv

Posted by sickofit, 1 Reply
...antimicrobial zithromax and have all signs of this supposed acute hiv quickly vanish. Would this rule out the symptoms being caused by a virus and therefore hiv? I am not asking if an hiv test is needed or if risk is present. This is a... Read more »

I'm too young for all this. Stupid mistake.

Posted by natinnit, 2 Replies
...and I'd never, ever do something so stupid. It is literally the biggest regret of my life. about 6 days later, I developed a sore throat - white spots on tonsils, swollen glands, red inflamed tonsils. I went to my GP who I told about my risk but... Read more »

10 months of no answer symptoms described

Posted by Difficult, 4 Replies
...throat pain, or sore throat without exaggeration lasted 5 months, however I now know that sore throats due to HIV infection are caused by OI's at low CD4 counts. Anyways to continue, the bumps on my neck turned into good looking mollusks, my skin... Read more »