HIV and AIDS

Ask HIV and AIDS Experts. Get answers to your HIV and AIDS questions

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Trouble swallowing, burning chest and throat. Two months ago…

Customer Question
Trouble swallowing, burning chest and...
Trouble swallowing, burning chest and throat.Two months ago i began to feel as if food comes back from my throat. I changed my habits and went away. However it came back this week again.I have genital herpes and i have read that this virus can cause trouble swallowing.Is there any difference in the symptoms of GERD and reflux caused by herpes? I dont experience severe pain or anything, but just a little burning sensation. Please let me know how i could tell weather these symptoms are caused by GERD or herpes. (I also feel generally well)
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: HIV and AIDS
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
12/2/2017
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago
Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib, Doctor
Category: HIV and AIDS
Satisfied Customers: 5,337
Experience: M.B;B.S ; FCPS Experienced in all Medical Specialties
Verified

Hello and thank you for the question.
Answers given are for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace an exam by an in-person.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Consultant with over 13 years of clinical experience and I will do my best to help you today.

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

These symptoms are due to GERD; not due to genital herpes, and pleas remember that herpes does not cause GERD. Very rarely, if the herpes infection is disseminated and spreads in the body (this doesn't happen in otherwise healthy individuals) can cause inflammation of the food pipe (esophagus), but not GERD.

GERD is the reflux of stomach acid and hence food, back up towards esophagus and throat.

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

You can try Prilosec (omeprazole 20mg) available OTC.

Avoid lying flat immediately after meals.

Avoid smoking/alcohol (if you use) as they make reflux worse.

Avoid tight fitting belts around abdomen.

Less spices and fats in meals.

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Well, im wondering if this could be an hiv sign.
How would i feel if i had esophagus herpes?
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Hopefully this will improve a lot with these measures, and if doesn't, then it will be an indication to see your doctor for further evaluation.

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

In esophagitis, you will have terrible pain while you eat or drink anything as it passes down the esophagus.

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

I have no reason to consider that this is HIV.

HIV and AIDS are different.

When a person has AIDS, he gets lot of infections and problems, not only esophagitis.

I think you are anxious, and believe me this makes your reflux worse.

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok. So no pain means no herpes esophagitis.
Also my throat looks red, could this be a GERD sign ?
I can only describe this as burning sensation and trouble swallowing.
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Yes this is GERD. Not herpes esophagitis.

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
My last possible hiv exposure happened 8 years and a half years ago. I was just wondering if i could be showing signs by now if i had it.
Would have i shown signs before now?
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

This is not an HIV sign. Stay relaxed.

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

was it helpful?

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
By when would i show hiv signs if i got it 8 years ago? Im 5' 7" tall and i weight 121,7 lb. is this normal weight?
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Who says this is HIV?

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

It takes 10 to 20 years for HIV to give you symptoms of immune deficiency
(AIDS).

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Your weight is fine.

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
But would there be any slight sign by the 8th year in an hiv positive person?
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Can happen. But usually there will be other common signs first like recurrent bacterial infections, significant weight loss, pneumonia, diarrhea etc.

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

In the absence of any other symptoms, it would be unwise to attribute this to HIV in your case.

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
if i dont have signs by the 8year, could we say im most likely hiv negative?
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Yes, most likely.

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Try the suggestions I have given you, and then most likely this will settle down very soon.

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Do you have any other queries?

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Good luck

My goal is to provide you with Excellent Service - if satisfied with the response, Please do not forget to give 5 Star Rating to my service as this is the only way I get credit for my time and expertise on your question.
If you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.
Kindest Regards.

Ask Your Own HIV and AIDS Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Dr. Sohaib Your Own Question
Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib, Doctor
Category: HIV and AIDS
Satisfied Customers: 5,337
5,337 Satisfied Customers
Experience: M.B;B.S ; FCPS Experienced in all Medical Specialties

Dr. Sohaib is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

imdr06

imdr06

Doctor (MD/DO)

578 satisfied customers

I am a certified HIV Specialist/Physician as well as board-certified Internist. I have a large HIV practice.

TheBugDoctor

TheBugDoctor

Doctor (MD)

122 satisfied customers

I am a Board Certified Infectious Diseases physician with many years experience treating a broad range of infectious diseases.

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

MD

75 satisfied customers

Practice Director

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor (MD)

5,660 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Doctor

102 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor (MD)

19,836 satisfied customers

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Dr. Chip

Dr. Chip

Doctor (MD)

14,195 satisfied customers

Over 20 yrs of Family Practice

< Previous | Next >

Related HIV and AIDS Questions
I'm aware this isn't related to HIV or AIDS, I didn't know
I'm aware this isn't related to HIV or AIDS, I didn't know where to post this question. My skin test for TB and blood test came positive, so my doctor is suspecting latent TB, and my chest Xray is cle… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
19,836 satisfied customers
I have itching around my vulva I noticed this started a bit
Hi I have itching around my vulva I noticed this started a bit after I used Kye lubricant around my vagina and around the vulva , I forgot to wash it off I went to sleep with it on then days later it … read more
Connie Pennington
Connie Pennington
Colon & Rectal Surgeon
243 satisfied customers
I went to a urgent care facility and they prescribed me
I went to a urgent care facility and they prescribed me prezista 800 mg and not truvada. What is the difference… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,751 satisfied customers
HIV non reactive 0,165. Reference values were not stated on
HIV non reactive 0,165. Reference values were not stated on the result. What does that mean? … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,751 satisfied customers
Sorry I had a massage and at a massage parlour recently...
Hi sorry I had a massage and handjob at a massage parlour recently... she rubbed my penis with massage oil.... is it possible for me to get HIV? I am feeling a bit itchy now, thank you! … read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctoral Degree
10,405 satisfied customers
I came from the blood point of the finger of my friend
I came from the blood point of the finger of my friend active on these wounds me Do you transmit HIV / AIDS / or virus C… read more
DR. EHTISHAM
DR. EHTISHAM
Consultant Physician& Rheumatologist
Doctoral Degree
1,724 satisfied customers
I worked on analysis of HIV / AIDS and Virus C after a few
I worked on analysis of HIV / AIDS and Virus C after a few days I got a problem like that from a needle that worried me where I did not notice a needle that contained blood or not.… read more
Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib
Doctor
5,337 satisfied customers
When he went to the bathroom, sat on the toilet, there was a
When he went to the bathroom, sat on the toilet, there was a needle and a submissive needle. At the same time, this type of needle would transmit HIV or AIDS or viral infection would send a picture re… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,173 satisfied customers
Trouble swallowing, burning chest and throat. Two months ago
Trouble swallowing, burning chest and throat.Two months ago i began to feel as if food comes back from my throat. I changed my habits and went away. However it came back this week again.I have genital… read more
Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib
Doctor
5,337 satisfied customers
Is it safe for me to kiss a man with Hiv/ASids? I am taking
HI - Is it safe for me to kiss a man with Hiv/ASids? … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
Doctor (MD)
M.D.
14,195 satisfied customers
What are the chances of catching hiv or aids, for example my
What are the chances of catching hiv or aids , for example my situation is last night a girl i met , we were in bed than i put on the condom we did some interaction but nothing big as the condom was n… read more
Medicaldoctor
Medicaldoctor
postgraduate resident,MD
Master\u0027s Degree
109 satisfied customers
I have and hiv/aids related question if a women has
Hello i have and hiv/aids related question if a women has untreated hiv/aids and she has unprotected sex with her boyfriend can she give it to him. He has been tested and his test results are negative… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
Doctor (MD)
M.D.
14,195 satisfied customers
I am a healthcare worker and today I stepped on a band aid
I am a healthcare worker and today I stepped on a band aid that had blood on it. The patient has HIV and Hep C. My scrub pants also touched it and then touched my skin. I have a cut where it touched. … read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,795 satisfied customers
I am a healthcare worker and today I stepped on a band aid
I am a healthcare worker and today I stepped on a band aid that had blood on it. The patient has HIV and Hep C. My scrub pants also touched it and then touched my skin. I have a cut where it touched. … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,173 satisfied customers
If you go to have regular blood work done but not an HIV
If you go to have regular blood work done but not an HIV AIDS TEST can the doctor still detect if you have HIV/AIDS with just a regular blood test due to your blood coun?… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
Doctor (MD)
M.D.
14,195 satisfied customers
How often should I get tested for HIV//AIDS? Is there an
How often should I get tested for HIV//AIDS? Is there an incubation period where testing won't find it?… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctoral Degree
10,405 satisfied customers
I've specific question related to HIV/AIDS. I'm 36 years old
Hello -- I've specific question related to HIV/AIDS. I'm 36 years old happily married male. Before marriage, I did have few partners but all the encounters were condom protected sex. However my partne… read more
TheBugDoctor
TheBugDoctor
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
BY BF NEG. I WORRIED I gave him aids by sucking his and
I'm POS, BY BF NEG. I WORRIED I gave him aids by sucking his dick and eating his ass then I discovered I had bloody shot in my noste. I am undectablee. hould he start taking truvada now. This happened… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,751 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x