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Offline peterhelms

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sinus infection .
« on: March 03, 2008, 03:56:06 PM »
My boyfriend is hiv positive and lately he has been complaining about having a runny nose a lot of the time and his ears hurt a bit, we have an appointment to the doctor the 17 th of march.
He hasnt started taking medication yet since his ct4 are 490 and his viral load is fine.
Could this mean ( the sinus) something worse that what it seems, like some type of cancer, or you guys think is just part of being hiv positive.
Sorry for being so clueless., if you guys have any advice i appreciate it.

Offline poz1970

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Re: sinus infection .
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008, 04:14:06 PM »
sinus issues for most positive people seems to be a way of life, personally I wouldn't get too worried about it, especially since you've said you'll be going to the quacks in the next few weeks... Of course like most things, if it ends up worrying you, you should get to the doctors earlier

You could use things like Eucalpytus (vicks vapourrub), which will help clear things out a bit

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Offline BT65

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Re: sinus infection .
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008, 04:18:57 PM »
Hang on a minute, cancer?!  Take a breath. 

I've had sinus problems for years.  I also smoke.  We can't diagnosis over the intanetz, so the best thing is to see the doctor.
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Re: sinus infection .
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008, 04:27:38 PM »
I have had sinus problems the last few years...its the least of my worries...I wouldnt be too concerned.
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Sept 2007 cd4 280 28.37% and VL 19,200
Nov 2007 cd4 230 25.87% and VL 38,000
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Jan 2008 cd4 490 32.5% and VL 119
Feb 2008 cd4 450 28.4% and VL less than 50
April 2008 cd4 510 28.6% and VL less than 48
July 2008 cd4 570 30.2% and VL less than 48
Dec 2008 cd4 570 32.0% and VL less than 48

Offline peterhelms

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Re: sinus infection .
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2008, 04:30:59 PM »
thank you very much for the help guys, i really apreaciate it.


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