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Migraines related to HIV+??
Nov 22, 2005

Hi I am hiv+ and have been having horrable migraines lately some come and go others come and stay for up to a week some days worse than others but still there. I am just wondering if they are related or if this could be a sign of brain cancer or tumors?

Response from Dr. Henry

Migraine headache is fairly common in the general population so it is hard to pin down if HIV Infection causes or aggravates migraine headaches. I have had a number of patients with HIV who have migraines--generally some effective treatment has been found. It is not clear in my mind whether treatment of their HIV consistently helps the migraine or not. Headache in HIV infected patients especially if the CD4 count < 200 warrants a careful evaluation by your HIV specialist. KH

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