Nov 24, 2004
can HIV infect the connective tissue making the bones to creak each time you move, if so what kind of medications can be used to treat this?
| Response from Dr. Conway
HIV cannot, strictly speaking, infect connective tissue, muscle, bones or joints. Sometimes, there are inflammatory cells in these places that are infected with HIV, but this does not cause local symptoms such as you describe. These symptoms can be caused by the side effects of medications (including long-term metabolic complications of HIV or its treatment), some other condition related to the HIV or may have nothing to do with HIV at all. You need to go over this with your health care provider.
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