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possible hiv+ related pain
Sep 1, 2002

My wife and i are 3yrs hiv+; I am on cocktail; my wife is still strong (VL72K, CD4 400) and not taking any drugs; recently she has severe pain in her shoulders and underneath her skin on her arms; her physiotherapist does not know of her hiv+, but he is puzzled by this; her specialist does not see any relation with hiv.

Kindly advise us.

Response from Ms. Fields-Gardner

There are a variety of reasons why pain would occur, both physical and psychological in origin. So many have little to do with HIV status that it makes sense to look at other things. Her physiotherapist would probably be in the best position to figure out muscle pain. Other types of pain should be explored and may require referral to other specialists. Best wishes!

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