Sep 20, 2002
A friend of mine is on Viramune, Zerit and Videx. She is experiencing no side-effects excepts she says her feet and ankles and knees joints are painful when she walks or climbing stairs, especially after sitting down for a while. Is this because of the drugs?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Joint pain is of the type you described in not usually due to the drugs she is taking. More common would be nerve pain with pins/needle sensations in her toes/feet moving up towards the ankles. There are many other causes of joint pain possible many of which have nothing to do with HIV itself or HIV treatment. A good medical history and examination can often help sort that out to develop a diagnostic and treatment plan that would provide some relief. KH
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