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Achy Balls Could I Have AIDS

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extreme fatigue and achiness

I have been Hiv + for @ 8-10 yrs, last CD4 count 451, VL undet.<50 for over 2 yrs. I am currently on Sustiva, epivir, and zerit. Have been on this regimen for close to 2 yrs...Recently I have been experiencing extemely sore and achy neck, legs,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would make sure your lactic acid level is OK (Soon!) as well as your liver enzymes, hemoglobin, and muscle enzymes (looking for med side effects). If all of those are OK then checking some hormone levels (testosterone, thyroid) might be a good... Read more »

Master worried....MR itchy balls and your friend. back once again

Dear Dr. BOB,IT has been a long time since I have feared HIV. But its back. As much as i know about... Read more »

Curve ball for you

1- How likely am I (neg status) to contract HIV if I had a sore throat and gave a guy (pos status)... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Austria: Whoopi Goldberg Guest Star at AIDS Charity Life Ball

This year's Life Ball in Vienna is being held on July 17 in conjunction with the 18th International AIDS Conference, which takes place there July 18-23. Organizer Gery Keszler has announced that actress Whoopi Goldberg will be the guest of honor at... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Austria: AIDS Charity Announces Record Proceeds After Life Ball

Organizers of the annual Life Ball announced Friday that the recent charity event raised a record $1.6 million for Austrian and international AIDS charities. The ball, held for the 15th time at Vienna's city hall, was attended by more than 4,000... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Austria: Versace, Minnelli Headline Life Ball

At Saturday's 13th annual Life Ball in Vienna, Liza Minnelli, Elton John, Donatella Versace, and Heidi Klum were among the revelers gathered to raise AIDS awareness. Organizers hope the event will raise as much as $1.3 million. To kick off the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: World Cup Final Ball Raises $74,000 in Auction

A soccer ball used during the World Cup final match between Spain and the Netherlands fetched $74,000 in an eBay online auction Friday, and the money will help fight HIV/AIDS. Spain beat the Dutch 1-0 on July 11 in Johannesburg to win its first... Read more »
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Blood on Cotton Ball & Band Aid - not mine

Posted by Olive, 1 Reply
Hello,

I hope the experts can help me out. I went to get a routine HIV test done at a local clinic here in Kenya. The syringe was new, however after drawing the blood the nurse put a cotton ball on my injected area to cover the blood....I noticed... Read more »

Achy Joints from my meds......

Posted by harcase116, 4 Replies
I would like to know what would be the best thing for me to deal with my achy joints, I take Atripla don't have too much side effects from it just the ache joints! I have been taking over the counter pain medicines but it has not help ! Read more »

jocko ate my balls

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
jocko ate my scroat

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Folks: Let's Keep Our Eyes On the Ball

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Guys.....Tonight I came here to get a littel help, and I find the first page full of meaningless banter about some Gerd, and all of that. Folks let's keep our eyes on the ball, and that ball is being a great place for people who are scared out of... Read more »