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Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

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Could it be trush and should I start Hiv Treatment

Should I start treatment? Dear Docor I have read every article here about thrush and even looked at the website Hivdent.org and still i cannot tell if i havve thrush. Everytime I go to the doctor what ever it is, it goes away. I see to have a white s...

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where is the urgency?

hi doctors, Realising that you recieve alot of questions, i have also asked several both here and in other categories and forums, i am not begging per se but i hope you will answer this one because i am getting panicky. Due to other medical condition...

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pennis is not getting hard,less excitement

hi i am chintu patel i have a strange problem. my problem is my pennis is not getting hard enough to have a sex i dont know why. i didnt have sex from last 3 years and before 3 years i was having no problem and i was fine i also had an appendix opera...

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Genital Herpes

I have been under lots of stress lately. I suffered of Herpes. I apply Acyclovir every 6 hours when I have an outbreak and it usually lasts 4 days. But lately I have sufferes about 4 outbreaks in the last 3 months. One month ago it was the most criti...

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EIA VS. ELISA

Is the EIA antibody test a newer generation test than a Elisa test(1st generation)? would it pick up odder strains bettor than elisa ?

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nasonex and hiv

I recently read that Nasonex or other steriod-based allergy meds are not a recommended allergy treatment for those with suppressed immune systems. I'm hiv positive and not on hiv meds (yet), and Nasonex works great for me, but I don't want to risk my...

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Pimple-like Bumps on Labia???

I have a pipmle-like bump on my labia and I am not sure what it is. I recently went to the doctor and I am awaiting test results for a possible herpetic virus (which I would just die if it comes back positive!!!) This is the third "bump" I've had sin...

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Double Protease Inhibitor Combinations

Abstract I-202. Safety and efficacy of a combination of ritonavir and saquinavir added to AZT + 3TC in HIV-infected patients. ANRS 069 Abstract I-203. A pilot study of saquinavir in combination with ritonavir and d4T in patients with advanced HIV...

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follow-up on dry eyes/dry mouth

Dr. Pavia, I came across the dry eyes/dry mouth post which peaked my interest. I have read there is a condition in HIV infected individuals which resembles Sjogren's Syndrome entitled DIFFUSE INFILTRATIVE LYMPHOCYTOSIS. It can occur at any CD4 count ...

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dry eyes/dry mouth = HIV?

Dr. Pavia, I am at a loss. I have been having problems with dry eyes and dry mouth over the past 6 months. My tear production was measured and is 1/2 of what a normal person should produce. I also have a dry mouth which causes discomfort throughout t...