Question

IN SEPT. OF 2000 WAS THE FIRST TIME I HAD PHUEMONIA. IN OCT OF 2001 I FOUND OUT I WAS HIV+ .THE DOCTORS BELEIVE THAT IN SEPT. WAS THE TIME WHEN I CONVERTED CAUSE I NEVER HAVE BEEN SICK BEFORE THAT. SINCE THAT TIME I HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED FOR DOUBLE PHUEMONIA 2X AND BRONC. ABOUT 6X. MY QUESTION IS THIS GOING TO GET WORSE AS I PROGRESS AND WHAT CAN I DO TO STOP GETTING THIS CAUSE THEY SAY EVERYTIME I GET THIS IT DAMAGES MY LUNGS MORE. WHAT CAN I DO???

Answer

Absolutely the best thing you can do is to start on an effective combination of HIV medsss so your immune system can toughen up. And if you're a smoker, then quit-- smoking really increases your risk for respiratory infections. Good luck!