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Always tired and look sick
Mar 22, 2013

I was diagnosed with aids around August 2012. Been on atripla, mepron and antibiotics. Was doing great for bout 2 months but I am always tired, legs cramping, feet numb, mood swings etc. my doc says my count is down but viral load is almost undectectable what is going on?

Response from Dr. Henry

Patients with AIDS can experience a range of symptoms so need to have a full clinical evaluation. Simply starting effective HIV treatment does not reverse/eliminate all problems or symptoms. Checking renal, liver, and muscle status might be helpful. Low hormone levels, poor sleeping,stress/anxiety, depression, possible effects of the efavirenz in the Atripla, and other conditions need to be consdiered. KH

Stopped PEP, Now im fat.
AIDS with CD4 of 7

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