Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

197 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Why is there bleeding in the nose of a HIV infected person ?

I have a friend who has been recently dianosised of having HIV , lately he has been esperiencing heavy nose bleeds and the Drs have taken him off all his hiv meds, is this an indication that he may be approaching full blown AIDS? Call me Concerned Friend
Sun, 8 Jan 2012
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,thanks for query,concerned friend.In his case it is possible his platelets count might have gone low along with the total blood count and resulted into bleeding.There has to be some other reason for stopping medicines.Only nose bleed can not give idea about the severity of disease.HIV infection does not means AIDS all the time.bye.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

my baby been having a fever for the past days i took he to the hospital and they said she has a ear infection but everyone in the household got sick the same night and it was the tami flu and my baby been having the runny nose and 103 fever and she woke up and he shirt is full of blood from her nose what does this mean

doctor1 MD

Hello Dr! I had unprotected sex with an HIV+ undetectable person about 45 days ago. Tested neg for HIV but positive for syphilis. Is it possible that the syphilis positive is probably a sign that I got HIV too but the tests are not able to detect yet?

doctor1 MD

my son was just told he has aids. he has been sick for about 8 months and they just discovered this. he does not use drugs with needled and has never had an at risk sexual relationship. he has been married for 25 years to the same person. how else can this disease be contracted and what is the trearment. he seems to be in an advanced stage due to not being diagnosed sooner.

Recent questions on  Sexually transmitted disease

doctor1 MD

hello i have pain after urination, weak urine stream and trouble releasing all urine from bladder. also feel some stillin tubes. slight pain during ejaculation. burning worse at night but starting to be more frequent threw day. had this about 3 weeks with bad burning so i went in after 3 weeks of trying to drink lots of water bc i thought it was a urinary track infection since my wife gets them alot. after 3 weeks wheni took pee test i was tested postitive for clamitia, but my wife who i had unprotected sex with the whole 3 weeks with symtoms came out negative for everythiig and got full paps and swab done, when i returned for 2nd test after meds i could alrdy feel it comeing back, but test came up negative for all stds. whats wrong? its becomeing more difficult to pass urine, more frequent burning the burning is like it pulsates from groin area when it does burn not a steady burn. it can hurt more when flexing that area or moving postions in bed. 26 years old 6 foot 140p ptsd and depression from iraq

doctor1 MD

before 8 months i had a sexual contact with prostitute girl without condam, and after 15 days i had pain in my panis and headche to till today.but i did HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases of blood test 2 times nothing can be found,so here iam wondering for good suggestion,can you help me?

doctor1 MD

I had unprotected oral sex with a girl I met at a party 5 days ago. She performed fellatio on me. The very next day I had a slight burning sensation at the tip of my penis. This got much worse the next day and so I sought out a doctor who suggested it was likely a fungal infection of the urethra caused by an infection in the girls mouth. I am booked to have an STD check after two weeks have elapsed just to check if it s something like chlamydia or gonorrhea. The burning sensation is nearly gone after two days of anti fungal medication and I have had no burning while peeling or discharge and my urine is clear. Does the diagnosis sound correct to you? Thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...hi, I have an issue with my penis, during sex it becomes very sensitive, and more so after I ejaculate that I cannot continue which you can understand is rather frustrating. I have not had any sti or stds my wife has had an std before however she is regularly checked and I have been since. Please help as this is causing problems

doctor1 MD

can you get std or hiv from putting your finger up a vergina for 30 seconds , and the quick on the finger was a bit red from were i bit the finger nail no blood at all. thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, The other night I received a lap dance. I had my underwear on as well as her. There was allot of friction back and forth where my genital area touched hers, but with both our underwear on. I even rubbed her a little bit and then touched...

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, My exposure date - 22nd Dec 2016 - Kissing , touching cheeks , neck of girl of unknown hiv or std s status. - Nude bath in shower and kissing her while bathing and touched her vagina from hand.No Fingering inside. - Sucked and licked...