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Are Leg Cramps Caused By Hiv Infection

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Severe feet and leg cramps at night

I've read some of the answers about the question of leg cramping as I too, have been experiencing leg cramping for quite a few years and they are becoming progressively, unbearably worse. I have been on Sustiva and Epzicom for many years,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You are in uncharted territory with long term use of HIV meds in setting of long term HIV infection and numerous other health problems and polypharmacy. Leg cramps can be due to arterial/venous insufficiency so a thorough vascular may be helpful.... Read more »

Leg & foot muscle cramping and twitching.

Hi,I've been positive for 20 yrs and on meds for about 18. Now on Sustiva, Kaletra,... Read more »

Leg cramps from Combivir?

My partner has been in recovery from HIV Dementia and doing incredibly well inspite of the initial... Read more »
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Mortality From HIV and TB Co-Infections Is Higher in Eastern Europe Than in Western Europe and Argentina

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Can a possible HIV infection cause watery stool 7 days after the possible exposure?

Posted by TML1991, 1 Reply
I have had watery stool, and my stomach has made a lot of noise, but nothing else, for the last two days, starting one week after the exposure. This has me concerned. Also, can stress do this? And is there any condition that just causes watery... Read more »

Skin infections and HIV?

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
I have had a boil on my left leg (upper inner thigh) for more than a week. As far as my viral load goes, I am undetectable, but how common are skin infections in people with HIV?
Should I be seen by a doctor? Any replies will be appreciated. Read more »

Why are my legs and arms jumping?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am pretty certain that I was exposed two months ago, and since then have been doing a lot of research on HIV / AIDS. I have discovered that Opportunistic Infections often accompany Acute HIV infection, which I believe that I experienced (all of my... Read more »

Can rashes cause me to be infected?

Posted by johndx, 1 Reply
Hi all, days ago, I had protected sex with a prostitute. Earlier, I had a patch of red and itchy rashes just near my pubic hair and at the part of lower body where it connects my body with penis. Sometimes it turns very red and looks like minor... Read more »