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Acute HIV Infection

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HIV/Headache

I am HIV positive and on anti retrovirals. My problem is that I have headaches everyday on average I take 6 headache tablets. Is the headache caused by anti retrovirals?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Headaches can be due to HIV, HIV therapy, or many other causes. Headaches are very common in the general population and can be a challenge Read more »

HIV headache

Doctor Holodniy,Can hiv cause a persistent chronic tension type headache? If so how long after infection might this occur? Is persistent headache a common problem in hiv infected people? Like all the other readers I'd like to thank you for the...
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
...Headache as a sole symptom of acute infection would be extremely unlikely, as would the persistence of headaches. Headaches can certainly occur in the presence of a flu like syndrome. They are usually self limited.MH Read more »

HIV+ with Low grade headache

I have been HIV Poz for 18 years and my T cells remain at 500 and my VL <50. For many years, I have had a low grade headache which I thought was sinus problems. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the headaches coincide with loss of...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You should consult a neurologist with experience in the field of HIV infection. Some of the symptoms you describe are consistent with the cognitive impairment due to central nervous system (CNS)infection Read more »

Cluster Headaches/HIV

My question concerns cluster headache treatments and how they may affect my HIV status. Last year's cycle of clusters were somewhat alleviated by Imitrex, but I had to keep an constant dose in my system for it to work. I am not on any HIV...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...There aren't any significant interactions between Immitrex and HIV medications, to my knowledge. BY Read more »
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Headache and HIV

...Headaches are common in the general population. People with HIV may experience headaches at the time of seroconversion, while using medications Read more »
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Depression and HIV

...several physical disorders. About 5% to 10% of the general population gets depressed. However, rates of depression in people with HIV are as high as 60%. Women with HIV are twice as likely as men to be depressed. Being depressed is not a sign... Read more »
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Headaches and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...gauge yourself and see if things are going your way, sometimes you can't. I can't figure it out. I have been experiencing bad headaches in the last 2 weeks. They are on the right side of my head and localized in that area only. The headaches... Read more »

On the edge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...thrush or burning sensations. Maybe it was there before but I just didn't notice it. I also started waking up with very minor headaches in the morning that gradually subsided later in the morning, usually isolated to the right side of my head. ... Read more »

Please answer my post.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I just have one quik question. Does HIV or any STD's consist of headaches and if so does the headaches persist every single day or not. Again, will you get headaches every single day. Is that how HIV Read more »

headache

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've had headache and sleepless night after being diagnosed 3 days ago. My neck (near thyroid) and head felt heavy. I wonder if the virus are attacking this region. I must have contracted the virus 6 months ago where my lymph nodes started swelling.... Read more »