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Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Common in Women How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Treatment Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some studies, HIV-positive women were twice as likely as men to be depressed (this is also seen in...
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HIV worries and Aches

I was tested negative with PCR not too long ago; now I experienced some tingling around my arms and fingers (not sore or anything). I was wondering if extreme stress would sometime cause these situations?Thank you for your time...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Stress can create all sorts of havoc from stomach pains, headaches, eye twitching, muscle twitching or tingling. If things persist you should see your doctor.MH Read more »

Are these aches and pains normal?

My partner found out about six months ago that he is HIV pos. He also has a mild hernia in his vertebra; L3,L4, and L5. He is on pain medications for this because about three months ago the pain became unbearable, but he is also suffering from pain...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Several rheumatologic conditions may be more common in HIV+ persons though most pain as you describe has little to do with HIV and more to do with local non-HIV factors like nerve compression Read more »

Muscle aches - HIV induced???

Upon further research I think your answer was not entirely correct. It seems HIV itself can cause Myopathy and Myalgia with elevated creatine kinase.http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic86.htm"Peripheral neuropathies are common in patients infected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have it.Regarding my original advice, please note I was responding to your complaints of being "constantly tired but mostly achy." Without knowing much more about your condition, such as how elevated your CPK really is, I was reluctant to go into... Read more »

Muscle aches - HIV induced???

Hey Doc what can I do? I am constantly tired but mostly achy. Not on any meds yet as I have good counts. I have had 4 tests in the last year or so that show elevated CPK. But doctor keeps telling me not to exercise before tests, I haven't yet....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...affairs. However, it's important to realize appropriate and effective treatment is intimately linked to appropriate diagnosis. HIV itself in general would not be a common cause of chronic muscle discomfort and elevated CPK. So what should you... Read more »
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The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...illness that you begin believing God is sending you bad omens in the form of bird poop ... SIGNS FROM HEAVEN (BIRD TURDS AS HIV SIGN FROM HEAVEN, 2009) Nov 11, 2009 or via commercials and advertisements ... C'mon Bob..No more... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philippines Worried About Rapid Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases

... Responding to a worrying spike in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, the Philippines health department today vowed to increase its outreach to those most at risk. The nation logged 109 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocates Worry Conviction of Gay Couple in Malawi Could Hurt Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS

...hamper the fight against AIDS," NPR reports. The piece examines the situation in other African countries and efforts to promote HIV prevention and treatment among MSM. "Gay people forced underground in Africa are unlikely to seek counseling and... Read more »
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worried : aches, rash, etc.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...was the sudden joint pain that I got on my ankles and then knee joint (right leg). That's when I got SO scared that my stomach got extremely "sour" and I felt nauseated once while I was out with my friends. I almost threw up. Then my thigh... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...cold chills, and muscle aches. No fever, though. THIS was when the madness began -- I started going on the Internet, and my HIV-hypochondria/obsession started getting out of control. I've seen the doctors, all of whom can't seem to diagnose me... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...KaiserNet January 8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »

slight aches and pains back again

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...those body aches came back again, although not as bad. Anyone know what could be the cause. Should I still be concerned for HIV? Could body aches occur in people infected with HIV at 7 months? Read more »