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Are Painful Red Spots An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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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.
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hiv/aids causing abdomen pain

Everyday/night I have sever abdomen pain that feels as if a semi is driving through me. Or something is twisting it uncontrollablly. The pain is almost unbearable. I wake up soaked in sweat, hungry but my stomach feels full, when I do eat, it gives...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...In the setting of HIV infection +/- treatment the differential diagnosis for severe recurrent abdominal pain is long and may involve HIV related or unrelated diseases. Common causes of recurren tabdominal pain include stomach ulcers, Read more »

acute abdominal swelling and pain due to Intelence?

I switched to Intelence/Truvada from Kaletra/Combivir last Nov. due to results from genotyping and sensitivity makeups. I wasn't totally resistant to Kaletra but had been using it for 8 yrs and the test showed a half resistance and my viral after...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...system. Alternative regimens such as use of Epzicom, maraviroc, raltegravir, or ritonavir/daranavir might be considered if your HIV seems to be clearly linked to your problems. Your esophagus and gastritis issues may or may not be linked to your... Read more »

can aids cause extremity pain my t cells are under 120 viral load over 100,000

my t-cells are under 120/viral load over 100,000 i'm experiencing severe extremity pain (muscles)and difficulty breathing yet level is 95-98 could this be aids related and if so what is it called?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Pain as you describe can be HIV/AIDS related but other medical conditions can contribute as well. I advice seeing an HIV specialist for an evaluation and to consider Read more »

Fear of HIV

Dear Doctor,It's a month today after I had sex with a prostitute, but had used a condom. I am having little pain in the bottom part of neck. The bottom of my feet sometimes have some temperature. I feel a little temperature on my neck sometimes. I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...certain carries a very low risk (much less than 1%) of transmitting HIV. None of the symptoms that you describe are suggestive of acute HIV infection. However, you did have a risk exposure to HIV and other sexual infections and this would be an... Read more »
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... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...applaud your successes. References Highleyman, L. (2002). Peripheral Neuropathy. Bulletin of ExperimentalTreatments for AIDS: Retrieved July 2003 from www.thebody.com/sfaf/winter02/pn.html Venkat K. and Florian P. (2005). Neurological... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Other cardiovascular problems include: High blood pressure (hypertension) Angina (chest pain) Rheumatic heart disease (damage to the heart caused by rheumatic fever) Stroke (interrupted blood flow to the... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...osteoporosis or osteopenia. The most widely used BMD test is a DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) scan. A DEXA scan is an easy and painless test. Osteonecrosis Osteonecrosis causes pain in the joints, usually in the hip area. At first... Read more »
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can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...Hi; I am a 25 year male from India.In my country no one gives a proper advise about HIV/AIDS.People feel shy to talk about sex.Thats the reason I am writing to you.Doctor I had sex with a sex worker with double condom Read more »

Joint Pain caused by liver, HIV, meds, arthritis?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...Has anyone experienced joint pain that was diagnosed as relating to either HIV or the meds? Don't laugh now, but my elbows are warm to the touch, and I have a Read more »

some questions

Posted by sayitaintso, 1 Reply
...and got tested there, and I tested negative. Since then, I've developed aches and pains, fatigue, and a rash on my face (small red bumps that do not itch). My sore throat is still there, though I have not developed a fever. I don't know of any... Read more »

Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
...all come at once? Or can they come seperately. I have had diarrhea for more than a month now, then I started having testicular pain, my neck hurts when I move it a certain way on the side, and now I have a nagging pain in the joint by my right... Read more »