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Odd "side effects"?
Feb 4, 2004

1st let me say, yes, I KNOW I am getting older. That said...I have been HIV+ for 8 years and I keep accumulating odd problems that my Dr. never seems to be able to tell me what causes it or how to get rid of it. #1. Major lung problem, soft bleeding interior tissue. Done every test under the sun, no cause. Could this be HIV related? Then hives, like an allergy reaction, but no new allergies that I haven't dealt with for years and no response to the process of elimination method. Also HIV related? Major boil problem. Flares up periodically, NOT skin staph. And major arthritis and fibro myalgia type symptoms but no actual arthritis. Medicine? I think if I hear interstitial one more time I may scream....

Response from Dr. Henry

Hard to say with the details provided. Your HIV status (T-cell counts, HIV level, current treatment) could play a role in some of those symptoms. Usually an experienced HIV specialist-after a thorough examination and history-can sort out the possible contribution of HIV to your symptoms. KH

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