Dec 5, 2000
Been with hiv for 2 years and not in any med and having problem of joints pain for last one year. i visited doct. and tested for uric acid and RA factor but all are ok. I do not know why why have joints pain every day. Especially, i get my ankle joint pain when i get up every morning. for the first few minutes i have difficulty to walk properly. i have one question that is DO hiv positive people get joints pain?
a. it is most common among hiv positive people
b. only some will have this kind of problem not majority
c. it is difficult to say
Response from Dr. Young
Joint pains are not uncommon among people living with HIV infection. Sometimes these symptoms go away with successful treatment of the virus. Others have a HIV-associated condition, call Reiter's syndrome, which is a type of arthritis. Either way, it would be important to find out what your HIV disease status is, and after careful review, consider if treatment of HIV is for you. BY
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.
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