|Fatigue Versus Sleepiness
Sep 9, 2011
Is there a difference between fatigue and feeling sleepy? After a high risk exposure, I can't stay awake past 9 PM and also feel very sleepy during the day. Is this possible to be HIV related fatigue?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
So you're basically wondering about the difference between tiredness and exhaustion. Well, there is an old proverb that states: "Man who runs in front of car gets TIRED while man who runs behind car gets EXHAUSTED." Somehow I doubt Confucius said that.
If you've had a high-risk exposure, you need an HIV-antibody test outside the seroconversion window period, whether you're tired, exhausted, sleepy or as peppy as a Starbucks barista!
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