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Treatment Of Red Lips In Hiv Patients
Get on treatment: Ok. In english. There are great treatment options. Its important to get you undetectable. Also. While everyone seems obsessed with the CD4 count. Its the % that's the most important and meaning ful. What was that? The closer to and above 30 you can get the better. Its pretty easy to get you on a once a day treatment. I don't favor the one pill a day option because there are better options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
HIV Wounds: Patients with HIV infection are a unique subset of patients that are seen by dermatologists and wound care specialists because in addition to the usual types of wounds (venous stasis ulcers, for example), they can develop many unusual wounds. You need to be seen by a specialist as soon as possible to assess the wounds. Sometimes, biopsies are needed to help with the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since I obtained treatment for hiv, my face has been very dry, scaly and rough with frequent redness/spots, any possible diet orregimen to avoid this?
HIV & rash on face: One of the rashes that is common is the setting of HIV is seborrheic dermatitis, which is a red rash with yellowish scales primarily on hairline, brows, around the nose and in the moustache/beard area. In patients with hiv, seborrheic dermatitis can be more extensive and more challenging to treat. However there are excellent treatments. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It will take how many days for a HIV positive patient, CD4 to go down to zero from 32? Coz just now he is admitted in hospital. Treatment hasn't started..
HIV Treatment: Unfortunately there is not a good answer for you. Your friend is already at great risk. T cell counts under 200 put a person at risk of significant infections or cancers that can be life threatening. I am very happy he is in the hospital and I hope the treatment there will be life saving. It will take several weeks to begin building up his t cell count once treatment starts. ...Read more
Can albuterol via breathing treatment and a proair inhaler cause thrush of the mouth if used a lot? Major anxiety I read meds and HIV can cause it
How do you know that you're hiv+? What are the symptoms, tests and treatment? Do HIV patients have joint pain? Scrotum discomfort/swollen testes veins?
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You need a clinical picture that suggest you have aids, this is given by a deficit in the immune system. An acute or subacute infectious clinical picture could be present, and with the appropiate history a number of test could be done, including HIV testing.
The way to know if HIV is + is testing or it. ...Read more
I use efavirenz and stocrin truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) because of my HIV treatment but can this treatment cause head ache immediate anger mood swings dizzyness I have?
Efavirenz: First, I hope you're not taking both Efavirenz and stocrin, since they're two names for the same drug. Efavirenz can cause mood changes and dizziness. If you didn't have these problems before you started the drug, you should talk to your doctor about a switch. There are plenty of good alternatives. ...Read more
...: There are many well tolerated and effective treatment options for hiv. Some people are able to take only one pill a day for treatment (that has 3 medications combined in one). If a person does develop side effects, the doc can usually find other meds that are tolerated. Once HIV treatment is started it is important to take the meds consistently so the virus doesn't become resistant to treatment. ...Read more
What is the recommended treatment for permanent redness and flaky skin around the mouth that turns darker?
Depends: Treatment depends on the cause and I regret that it is not feasible to discern the cause without examining you. Did you burn/scald the roof of your mouth? You may wish to wait it out. If it is not better in a couple of weeks, please consult a doctor in-person. ...Read more
Just yesterday, all of a sudden my bottom lip started becoming itchy. Then it began to become red and swollen. What is the cause and treatment?
See your doctor: You should probably have your doctor take a look just to be safe. ...Read more
What is the cause of a chronic dry cough and flue in a patient who is HIV positive but started ARV therapy and their cd4 is normal. What is the best tr?
Mgt workup: There are several possible associated conditions with the symptoms described. I would suggest an evaluation to include a chest radiograph and repeat serial testing of his CD4 count. ...Read more
Got poked by mouth accidentally by dental explorer. Dentist just saw patient about 30 seconds earlier. Is there a chance of HIV transmission?
There is a huge pimple in the corner of my lip. Inside my lip. It hurts and is red and my lip is swollen. I need natural at home treatment? That works
Patient with HIV accidentally spit up and a bit of saliva landed in my mouth, should I be concerned?
What is the treatment for Erythromelagia (red burning feet) in a Lupus patient? Currently on Plaqunil. Thanks!
Small red blotchy spots along inside of vagina and lips. Mostly burning with some itching. Causes & treatment suggestions?
Its 5 months after the completion of acne treatment using oratane. My lips are still red imflamed and keep peeling every day. I have used everyproduct?
What did the dermato: What did the dermatologist give you for it? What have you tried? Try vaseline or Aquaphor every hour. Small amt., rub in. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more