Staph Infections On The Groin

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Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or...
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Recurring Staph Infections

I am a healthy HIV-er with an undetectable viral load and 1025 CD4 count. I'm currently taking Atripla, eat a healthy diet, and workout 4-5x/wk. Since contracting HIV, I have had numerous staph infections- 3 of them MRSA. I never had a single staph...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...MRSA skin infections are notoriously tough to clear even in HIV negative persons due partly to persistent reservoirs of infections (often nose, peri-anal Read more »

ten years after still worried sick

I Am 35 Yr Old Male Now Married With 2 Little Girls. Before Meeting My Wife 8 Yrs Ago I Lived As A Closeted Bi. Approximately 17 High Risk Unprotected Possible Exposures( Not The Grandma Gave Me A Lap Dance With A Condom On But Her Fart Really Stank...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The negative test you and your wife took five years after your last potential exposure is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.Whatever is causing your symptoms now, it's not HIV!If you can't stop worrying, go... Read more »

Problems w/skin infections, low Tcell count

after 4 months of Antiviral therapy my VL was undetectable & CD4 count is 80. I have had continuing problems w/skin rashes, blisters on my skin and also folliculitus on my scalp and sometimes underarms and pubic areas. I use a shampoo w/selenium...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...can lead to the development of pus pockets (abscesses) and scarring. The infection should respond to antibiotics good against Staph bacteria, such as dicloxacillin, but may require prolonged treatment (and drainage of any abscesses). ... Read more »

Lumps in the armpit

Dear Dr. Feinberg,I wonder if you could shed some light on lumps I have been getting in the armpits. They are approximately the size of the tip of my small finger and seem to be slightly oblong. The lumps are accompanied by little pussy acne...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...that can wall off the pus and make the infection hard to get rid of. This should be treated with antibiotics active against Staph (a common skin organism). If one of the lumps gets very tender, sometimes you can get these to drain on their own... Read more »
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Opportunistic Infections

... What Are Opportunistic Infections? Testing for OIs OIs and AIDS What Are the Most Common OIs? Preventing OIs Treating OIs What Are Opportunistic Read more »
The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

... Table of Contents Basic Facts Preventing and Treating OIs OIs and Women Most Common Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in HIV-Positive People Basic Facts While many viruses can be controlled by the immune system , HIV targets... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infectionsuch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune system, killing the CD4+cells that... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

... Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? Fungi (singular Read more »
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