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Author Topic: hate to sound dumb..but i gotta cold!  (Read 4701 times)

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Offline dingowarrior

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hate to sound dumb..but i gotta cold!
« on: October 20, 2006, 08:30:32 AM »
i'm hiv pos. and i caught a cold from my 1 year old son..i've never had an OP infection..but this cold is kicking my butt..I'm going to go to the doc. tomorrow, but am i any more in susceptable to the common cold cause i'm pos?

Offline Esquare

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Re: hate to sound dumb..but i gotta cold!
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2006, 01:47:36 AM »
Hang in there pal. I hope you get over your cold soon. I'm sure I would be freaking out as well.

Offline cubbybear

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Re: hate to sound dumb..but i gotta cold!
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2006, 01:59:04 AM »
Colds will affect us all differently.  I had a cold a couple of months ago and my CD4 count is under 200.  My cold lasted only about a week, lots of tissues, runny nose, sore eyes, sneezing and coughing.. but despite my lack of cd4's my body seemed to kick that cold to the curb.  Just keep your eye on symptoms, drink plenty of fluids, go see your doc, especially if you are feeling unwell.  If you haven't already you should see about getting your flu shot.
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Positive since 2000
Diagnosed 17/9/2005 CD4 35 VL 293,000
Meds 23/9/2005 Sustiva/Truvada
Currently CD4 232 VL Undetectable


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Re: hate to sound dumb..but i gotta cold!
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2006, 10:22:37 AM »
Anyone can get a cold especially with winter coming up soon,  dont worry much about it, it my just clear on its own.

Get well soon

Offline Rockit

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Re: hate to sound dumb..but i gotta cold!
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2006, 03:19:21 PM »
yes u are , i think hehe
well i knw i had alot of  op.infections this year.   i didnt knw i was poz. but looking back i had every allergy possible, then ear,eye infections , then diahreah, then now colds. but i got every possible imm. shot thier is. because i am suseptable to inf. and or colds and stuff. so just PREVENT

luv  ;)
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Offline Eldon

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Re: hate to sound dumb..but i gotta cold!
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2006, 11:36:43 PM »
Hey Dingo,

Hang in there. It will clear up for you very soon. If, it should persist please by all means check in with your Doctor.

Happy Holidays!


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