Jul 26, 2009
I am almost 24 years old and have been HIV+ for about for years. I have been on the same medication for 3 years (Lexiva, Epzicom, and Norvir) Which has been working very well. The past couple weeks, though, I've been experiencing consistent terrible night sweats. I am fine when awake, but every time I go to sleep, whether at night or for a mid-afternoon nap I wake up completely drenched, my pillow and sheets drenched too. Is this some side affect that I could start experiencing 3 years into treatment? Or is this somehow related to HIV at all? Or is it a completely different issue, but one that needs to be checked out? I wasn't worried at first, but its been happening every single time I fall asleep for two weeks now. What do you suggest?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
There are many causes of night sweats-- some minor, some very significant. Rather than try to diagnose your condition from the internet (an inaccurate proposal, at best), I'd strongly suggest that you let your healthcare provider know about your symptoms.
Be well, BY
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- What Are My Chances Of Getting Chlamydia From Someone Who Already Has It?
- Unique Characteristics Of Syphilis
- What To Do If Treatment Did Not Work For Gonorrhea Or Chlamydia?
- Can You Transmit Hpv When You Have No Warts?
- What Could Cause Syphilis False Positive Results?
- Symptoms Of Herpes In The Vagina
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.