Will Hiv Survive Boiling Water

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boils on person with aids

I have a reacurring big boil on my back that is growing inside of previous boil that drained a few months back. Antibiotics not helping, any suggestions, boils are huge, bigger than a half dollar and very painful
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It may have to be surgically drained, in addition to taking antibiotics. It would also be helpful to know what bacteria are likely causing this so the correct antibiotic can be prescribed. Read more »

HIV and boils

I have been undetectable for many years after an initial diagnosis of AIDS in 1995. I am healthy... Read more »

HIV tests and boils on penis

Hi Doc,Condom failure during a sexual encounter with Russian CSW in Thailand around 28 days back. I... Read more »
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...easily spread by contaminated food or water, or direct contact with an infected person or animal. About 15% to 20% of people with AIDS are infected with crypto. Only some of these infections lead to serious disease. Crypto causes a lot of ... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...Cytokines . Prevention It is difficult to avoid contact with MAC bacteria, but there are some ways to reduce the risk. Boil drinking water. MAC bacteria are found in most water systems, hospital water supplies and bottled water. Do not... Read more »
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...Diarrhea? Diarrhea is an increase in the water content, frequency, and volume of bowel movements. It is frequent in people with HIV disease. Diarrhea can be a serious problem. Mild cases disappear within a few days. Severe cases can cause... Read more »
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Chinese Herbalism

..."raw" herbs: you get a bag of various dried pieces of roots, bark, leaves, seeds, powders, and other items. These are usually boiled and you drink the "tea." This is considered the most potent form for herbs, but it can be difficult to prepare... Read more »
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Question re: boils - meds or HIV related?

Posted by dj1979, 1 Reply
...I have a problem. I have been HIV+ for about 2 1/2 years, started on meds in Jan. this year due to falling CD4 (down to 227). Have had to make a couple med changes, Read more »

Please Advice

Posted by Me_Me, 2 Replies
...the condom, I put water over my penis using the same hands. There was no soap. The very next day within 24 hours, I had a boil on the ring of my penis. The day after there was another one. Since I had thrush before, I used clotrimazole liquid... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...G-man, boils on the upper thigh, dry mouth (slight) are they consistance with ars 69 days after exposure via oral sex (cunnilugus) with a Read more »

What are you!

Posted by franfrog, 3 Replies
... Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She... Read more »
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