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night swaets

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

low dose asprin + HIV meds
Atripla, Rash, and Pain

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