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chest pain and low grade fever
Aug 6, 2007

I have just been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS 3 weeks ago, with a CD4 of 6 and anemia. When I began my Atripla and antibiotic treat [Bactrim, Fluconazole, zithromax] i started to hv low grade fever, which slowly goes away.

Response from Dr. Henry

Low grade fever is common in persons with AIDS and a CD4 count of 6. Starting HIV medications can complicate interpretation of a fever since immune reconstitution (a good thing) can result in flare-ups of smouldering infections as the body starts reacting the other types of germs. You should inform your HIV specialist of your symptoms so he/she can decide if any further evaluation is in order or can the situation simply be carefully monitored.KH



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