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Latest by Judith Feinberg, M.D.

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cmv- and hiv+

Dear Doctor, I am a gay man with hiv and my doctor has said that my -ve CMV is unusual. Does this mean I am more at risk should I get this disease now or in the future? What can I do to avoid CMV

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Night Sweats causes and concerns

Just wandering at what stage does "Night Sweats" starts to hit an HIV infected person? Is it possible to get them within the first 6 months of possible HIV infection? For a HIV patient what causes night sweats to happen.. Please answer.

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Tonsils & HIV infection

Hi Doctor, I'd like to ask... Are swollen tonsils a common finding in HIV infection? And would it be common for either one or both tonsils to remain enlarged persistantly through early HIV infection and during chronic stage. Sorry for what seems like...

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stomach and side discomfort

I have had recurring stomach problems along with discomfort and tightness in my lower back left(kidney?). Stool cultures did not detect anything. I am not on meds my numbers were Vl 33,000; Tc 270 in Sept and Vl 22,700; Tc 250 in Dec. I have been fig...

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Thrush?

Dr. Feinberg, In a recent post you told a person to relax because thrush was not bumps on the tongue, but rather a white coating which can be easily sraped off. I am concerned because recently I've noticed a white coating towards the back of my tongu...

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bumps on tongue = thrush?

Over the past week I have noticed some raised bumps at the back of my tongue, is it possible that this is a sign of thrush?

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Guillian-Barre Syndrome

Dr Judith, IS GBS associated with HIV? If so then at what stage of the infection is it likely to occur? Is it recommended that if yo have GBS you get tested for HIV? Thanks for the reply

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esophageal candidiasis

Hi Doctor,this is the fifth time I write to THE BODY, so please answer me, please. I am 27 years old male;I had in june sex with an unknown person; in august (2 months later)I had an esophageal candidiasis (candida albicans), diagnosed by a gastrosco...

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Giordi & neuropathy

Dear doc. I am Hiv + from 1 month possibly infected in 1999, in the last 6 month I felt my leg (in extreme) with the sensation of being high temperature a pleasure sensation which I never had before. I suffered cold legs before, after discovering I a...

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follicolitis or what?

Dear Dr Feinberg, a close friend of mine has been HIV+ for six years now, takes no drugs and generally keeps his values under excellent control by diet and excercise. A year after he got infected he developed bumps on his skin, localized on the legs....