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Achy Balls Sign Of HIV Infection

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Acute HIV Infection

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Donation made - pl reply re. body ache and night sweat.

Dear Doctor, I salute your courage to live life so enthusiastically your dedication to humanity is inspiring and brings a new hope and meaning to life to those who read your web page. I am from India and have today made a donation through credit...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the archives that deals with adult breast milk risk below.2.No. The symptoms you describe are not consistent with HIV ARS or HIV disease.3.Negligible to nonexistent.4.Excellent.Now for the general comments:1.Your HIV risk is negligible.2.Your... Read more »

Aches, pains, and nervousness

PLEASE ANSWER ME, Mr. Kull. I am driving myself crazy over here.I had two instances of unprotected sex (with N-9) with a person who is unsure of her HIV status. She says that she has never had any visible symptoms.Three weeks after those two...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...that it has been distracting me from my work and living a normal life." It is reasonable for people to have concerns about HIV infection, but when anxiety interferes with your day-to-day functioning there may be something else going on. Anxiety... 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."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 »

effects of hiv on longterm nonprogressors

Is there any research on the effects of HIV infection in older, longterm survivors? I'm pushing 60 and have been hiv+ for at least 17 years. low viral load (<10,000) and goot Tcells (800+). Never took meds. very active, generally good health. Are...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...little data about HIV in persons > 60 and even less among the select fortunate few who are long-term non-progressors and have reached that age milestone. Aches and pains are tough to sort out. Memory problems could be worsened by HIV though... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Respondent-Driven Sampling in a Hidden Population at Risk of HIV Infection: Who Do HIV-Positive Recruiters Recruit?

Respondent-driven sampling (RDS), a network-based method used to recruit hidden populations, is prone to bias. "However, these biases could facilitate recruitment of high-risk networks," according to the authors, who examined recruitment patterns... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
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slight aches and pains back again

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, I had a possible exposure about 7 months ago. After that, I developed aches and pains all over my body as well as tiny red spots on both of my thighs. My stomach had a really "sour" feeling for about Read more »

HIV infected without any symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there any case that people found out to be HIV infected without having any symptoms?Also, what kinds of support do they offer for non-American resident? Read more »

HIV infected?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that was also the last time he's been tested. I've been showing a couple of the symptoms for a few(three) weeks now. The muscle aches, and fatigue however, i haven't shown any signs of having the flu at all. Is it possible that i have HIV? Read more »

Muscles Aches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was googling around the internet and found the following info regarding muscles aches: "The symptoms can include pain and aching in the muscles, usually thighs and shoulders, as well as weakness, with difficulty Read more »