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Aug 20, 2008

I have suffered for years with severe bone & muscle pain hiv pos for 17 years viral load undetecable and cd4 700 what tests can be done to find problem? MRI? I take kaletra, zerit & viread. I am into desperation. I drive alot for my job could that be some of the problem?

Response from Dr. Henry

Some HIV drugs can cause muscle (mitochondrial problems) which can be diagnosed sometimes with blood tests or muscle biopsy. MRI can be occasionally helpful (better to get a full history and clinical examination). Bone/muscle pain is fairly common in the general population with stress and tight driving positions often aggravating such pain so can be a challenge to attribute to anything HIV or drug related. KH

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