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Are Joint Aches A Symptom Of Early Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...studies, Serostim lowered visceral belly fat by 30 percent in sixmonths. Serostim is taken by injection under the skin every day orevery-other-day. If the drug is stopped, the visceral fat comes back. The mainside effects are joint aches, water retention, diabetes, increased lipoatrophy,and increased blood sugar levels. Serostim is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat HIVwasting, but not HIV-related fat lipodystrophy....
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Delayed HIV seroconversion can take 7 years or more

Look at the article from is information correct? i have negative hiv test uot to 18 months but i am concerned about the conclusiveness of the results! Your comment on the articleSeroconversionThe...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The text is misleading. They are trying to say that symptoms related to HIV may take seven years or longer to manifest. The detection of anti-HIV antibodies in the blood (seroconversion), however, occurs Read more »

Joint Aches

My question is my severe joint pain, mainly in my knees, elbows, and fingers. I have been positive for 22 years and currently on Isentress (400 mg twice daily), Truvada (200/300 mg once daily) and TMC 125 (100 mg 2 pills twice daily). My viral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...joint pain over the Internet. What I can tell you is that:1. There are a variety of rheumatic conditions associated with HIV/AIDS that could be underlying causes.2. Forty-eight does not qualify as "getting older!" In fact, 48 is the new... Read more »

Hello Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob, I hope you are doing well. I was just reading some of the archives & found out that you were HIV positive.1)If you dont mind me asking of how you acquired the infection. As you knw there is a lot of debate about the effectiveness of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...performing a medical procedure on a patient with advanced-stage AIDS in January 1991. You can read more about this in the archival chapter devoted titled "About Dr. Bob."2. Extremely unlikely, assuming your protected sex involved the proper use... Read more »

Early HIV symptom

Hi Im a dentist and had a surgical procedure with a patient with history of ex drug abuser (cannabis). After the treatment when i removed my gloves which seem intact , i noticed slightly intact skin around my wrist which feelt burning sensation when...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Risk seems incredibly low for HIV infection given the scenario you described with a px of unknown HIV serostatus. I would ask the px if he knows his HIV status Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...fights diseases. Syndrome means a group of health problems that make up a disease. AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. If you get infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection. It will make... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...organproblems, including liver failure), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (severe skin rashaccompanied by fever, fatigue, muscle or joint aches, blisters, facial andtongue swelling) Special Considerations: Contact your health care... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

... Let's start with the basics . HIV is short for "human immunodeficiency virus." How Do You Get HIV? Meet the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) You can get HIV through unprotected sex or by sharing needles or other equipment... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...conjunctivitis (redness or inflammation of the eye, which if untreated may result in permanent vision loss), swelling, muscle or joint aches, fever or malaise (general ill feeling), you should stop the medication, and seek medical attention right... Read more »
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Is this too early for ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and a half later both my wife and I came down with flu-like symptoms - Sore throat, low grade temp (99.3 - 100.7), muscle and joint aches, nasal drips and just felt really crappy in general. My question is how much of a risk did I have of... Read more »

Worried well with alarming symptoms, few questions

Posted by scaredstiff, 4 Replies
...submandible lymph nodes, a dry cough, and for one night a fever of 99.7 F. She did not complain of nausea, diarhhea, muscle or joint aches and pains, fatigue (she's a runner and actually kept running 3-5 miles a day throughout this period of... Read more »

Loss of cognitive function

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...normal iron binding ability of my blood cells which soak up the non-liver iron to be non-symptomatic of hemachromatosis. My HIV specialist believes that I am experiencing a side effect of the Norvir and Reyetaz combination I take. For now,... Read more »

early hiv, worried

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...symptoms known as acute retroviral syndrome (ARS, also called AVS acute viral syndrome). This means, sore throat, fever, muscle & joint aches, swollen lymph glands, fatigue, also a rash. I ask cuz about 7 weeks ago I did a stupid thing and was a... Read more »