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Which cold treatment should I use if I have HIV/AIDS?

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When you first get sick, call your doctor. There aren't any medicines that can fight the virus that causes a cold, but he'll recommend treatments that can ease your symptoms.

A cold normally lasts about a week and goes away on its own, even in people with HIV. But if your symptoms are severe, don't improve, or you get shortness of breath or fever, let your doctor know right away. You might need more aggressive treatment.

From: HIV/AIDS and the Common Cold WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Antimicrobial resistance: The NIH response to a growing problem. NIAID: Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 10, 2019

SOURCES: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Antimicrobial resistance: The NIH response to a growing problem. NIAID: Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 10, 2019

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