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Can Hiv Cause A Stroke?

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Been on complera for 6 months. Can this or any other HIV drug cause strokes?

Hi there DR. Young. I was watching TV with my boyfriend earlier this evening. When I saw an ad on TV for a pill for those who suffer from bi polar disorder and depression. And the things that drug could possibly cause. I/E. Trouble breathing. Severe...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Hello Worried and thanks for posting.Stroke is not thought to be associated with any HIV medications.As for Complera's toxicity, one mostly needs to be mindful of the tenofovir component- widely used and generally very safe, monitoring of... Read more »

Can AIDS cause a stroke?

I am now 40 years old. I had a pretty major stroke two years ago. I was pretty out of it, and never... Read more »


Can you have a CVA(Cerebro Vascular Acident) from Aids. My friend who has HIV went to the Doctor,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

People With HIV Have High Stroke Risk: Study

U.S. stroke rates declined by 7 percent from 1997 to 2006, yet during the same period stroke rates in HIV patients increased 60 percent, a new study finds. "Generally speaking, strokes in patients with HIV are not common, so the rise is notable,"... Read more »

On Being Young, Gay, HIV Positive, Paraplegic -- and an Advocate

Welcome to This Positive Life ! Raymond was born with HIV. At age 4, he suffered a stroke that left him paraplegic. He didn't realize he had HIV until 1992, when he was only 12 years old. And as if that was not difficult enough, he was reeling from... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Hormones and HIV

Table of Contents Hormone Basics Hormones and HIV Problems Caused by Irregular Hormone Levels Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Alternative Treatments Testosterone Human Growth Hormone Taking Care of Yourself Hormone Basics ... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal Files Federal Discrimination Complaint On Behalf of Stroke Victim Who Was Denied Care by Six Louisiana Nursing Homes Because He Has HIV

Dallas -- Arguing that six Louisiana nursing homes violated federal law by refusing to care for a stroke victim because he also has HIV, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund will file a federal discrimination complaint against the homes today. A... Read more »
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HIV and TIA's or mini strokes

Posted by gatorboy, 1 Reply
I am 50 y/r and have no heart or blood pressure problems and after living with aids for 17 years I had a TIA (mini stroke) previously this year. Does anyone know of any HIV medications that could have caused this? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i just had a stroke,is it possibly AIDS related?

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AIDS- 3rd leading cause of death

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS to Be 3rd Leading Cause of Death

The Associated Press


November 27, 2006

You can't put all your eggs in the abstinence basket

Within the next 25 years, AIDS is set to join heart disease and stroke as the top three causes of death... Read more »

HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

Posted by Anonymous
HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your Life
By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

While the global HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to rage, a small number of fringe groups have been aggressively promoting misinformation about AIDS. Some claim that... Read more »