|Unexplained Temperature Spike
Jul 6, 2003
I've been HIV+ for 20 years now, 7 years on meds (Combivir and Viracept). I just finished the third bout of an unexplained temperature spike. It starts with frontal headache and at night my temperature spikes to 104 degrees. Takes about 5 hours to spike and about 10 to settle. I had this happen on May 30, and August 20, 2002, and yesterday (july 4) the temp here was in the 90's. I slept with two blankets with uncontrolled shivers yet no sweating. Any knowledge of this occuring in others? Thank you very much.
| Response from Dr. Henry
That seems unlikely to be due to your HIV medications. A complete history and examination by your HIV/ID doc would be recommended. I would be concerned about an occult infection of other inflammatory process. If your HIV is well controlled (i.e. undetectable HIV level and CD4 count > 350)then it would seem less likely that it is HIV/AIDS related and I would worry about other conditions (abscess, malaria, etc.). KH
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