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Judith Feinberg, M.D.

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Some of the Most Important Lab Tests and What They Mean

In many parts of the world, medical providers care for their patients who have HIV/AIDS without the benefit of laboratory tests -- sometimes even the most basic ones. Fortunately, in the United States (and various other countries), medical providers ...

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What to Check Under the Hood

In many parts of the world, medical providers care for their patients who have HIV/AIDS without the benefit of laboratory tests -- sometimes even the most basic ones. Fortunately, in the United States (and various other countries), medical providers ...

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WHATS UP WITH MY MOUTH

HI. PLease help. 2 questions. My first question is that I have a grainy texture feeling all throughout my mouth , I dont see any white spots or hairy lekoplakia(sp), but I have this weird grainy feeling. I have asked my Dr. who didn't see anything, b...

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CMV negative, what does it mean?

I am a regular blood donor through the Red Cross. I am AB negatvie blood type, and I'm also CMV negative. I am not infected with HIV. The Red Cross tells me CMV negative type blood is used for transfusions for pre-mature babies, babies, and burn vict...

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psoriasis and AIDS

Hi Dr. Feinberg- I have a question. I was diagnosed with AIDS in July on this year. CD4 120 and viral load 100,000. I am now on drug therapy. I have always experienced psoriasis now and then, but since I have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. The psoria...

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burning pain on tip of penis after sex

What could cause the penis to have intense burning pain on the tip immediately after sex-partner known to have yeast infection in the past, but doesn't seem to have one now. I am a diabetic and concerned

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muscle twitch and hiv

DR, Judith,thank you for your efforts in this forum ,you realy help many patients ,my question is the muscle twitch considered asymptom of hiv infection or not. thank you.

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Pulmonary TB or COPD?

Hello Doctor. It's been a while since I've been here, but you all answer some very serious questions that some of our doctors refuse to, or just don't take the time to. Thanks to all of you for (sometimes) lessening our anxieties. Here's my question ...

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swollen lymph nodes in armpit , neck, chest area.

Hello, about 5 months ago the lymph nodes from my ear down my neck have swollen and gone back down a few different times and I didnt' think much about it. However about 2 months ago I notice the lymph nodes in my armpit, on the same side as my neck s...

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Poison Ivy

I have a bad case of poison ivy that is still spreading after three weeks. The itching is terrible! My CD4s are in the 300s. Would a weakened immune system interfere with my body's ability to fight this off? Any suggestions on what I can do for this?...