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Are Hiv Symptoms Constant Or Off And On

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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Constant Weight Loss, Night Sweats,swollen Lymph nodes & Low Body Teperature. Cancer Symptoms?

Dear Doctor, I am a 40 year old male & was diagnosed with hiv in 2009 with atripla being my haart. Over the past year my cd4 count has been in the 400's and I am undetectable. However over the past year I have been loosing weight at a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Persistent weight loss and night sweats (even if without fever) is concerning to me. The fact that your CD4 count is in the normal range is reassuring, but this is deserving of your doctor's attention.In additional... Read more »

constant erection in 14yr old HIV boy on ARVS

my son is 14yrs old, sexually inactive, has been on ARVS for the last 5yrs. He is constantly erect and i wonder if it could be a side effect of ARVS....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post.Priapism is not associated with antiretroviral therapies, to my knowledge. If you son really has these symptoms, you should bring this to the attention of his doctors.BY... Read more »

Are swollen lymph nodes a CONSTANT feature in HIV/AIDS?

Please let me know whether swollen lymph nodes is a constant feature in HIV/AIDS...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Swollen lymph nodes are extremely common in HIV/AIDS. They are a sign that the body is trying to fight off infection. Usually lymph nodes are more prominent early on in HIV infection. You ask, are they a CONSTANT feature? I would have to answer... Read more »

Constantly sick

Doc,I have been on HIV meds (kaletra & truvada) for two weeks now and my viral load has gone from 850K to 9K my cd4 is 363 (it always has been over 350 since diagnosed 12/06). I am very lucky that I had no side effects from starting meds. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Often there can be a wide range of both drug related side effects and immune reconstitution symptoms/infection flare-ups during the first weeks/months on effective treatment. Those symptoms and problems are very frustrating since one at least... Read more »
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This constant itch

Posted by oldwoman, 7 Replies
I've talked to others who complain about itching on their legs,and I have it too,it's constant but usually bearable,today is one of the bad days and I can't stop scratching at myself(I feel like I need a flea collar on)It's just won't stop.I've... Read more »

constant worry

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
great, this is one reason why i need to stay off the internet. after recieving my negative 6 month test a month ago I log on here and read about neuropathy. I never read this was a symptom of hiv but I had expierenced something just like it. Now its... Read more »

Anybody experience constant itching?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Thanks for your encouragement! I know the odds are in my favor etc....However, there are soooo many "coincidences" happening right now it is freaking me out again. Last week I was 99% yoo hooing. Now, my gf has been sick for almost a week now with... Read more »

HIV testing, symptoms etc.

Posted by krizner, 1 Reply
Hello to everyone

I had one unprotected insertive anal sex, had no ARS symptoms (but do have coxsackievirus with non constant subfebrile temperature up to 99.1F~37.3C. It doesn't bother me, I function normal as always. And if I was not searching for... Read more »