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Can Hiv Cause Joint Pain

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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 burning pain in them. I have liver problems which cause my right shoulder and the right... Read more »

Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
Hi all. I had a few questions. When someone experiences early symptoms of HIV, do they 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... Read more »

Joint pain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
When you talk about joint pain associated with ARS, Is it more like arhhritis type pain or more like the joint pain you experience with a flu. I been having arthritis type pain for a 5 weeks now along with some sickly feeling and am wondering if it... Read more »

LOW platelet and joint pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am 32 male from toronto. I have been diagnosed to low platetlet in 1997 and range is 45 to 95. It goes up and down but mostly i am within this range. I was told by my bood specialist that ITP. They don't know the cause of it. Well, same time... Read more »

muscle & joint pain

Posted by ElGringo, 1 Reply
Just wondering if anyone else has probs with joint disease or muscle wasting? I didn't have much of an issue til about 3 yrs ago & the cartilidge in my joints started withering away. Did the usual xrays etc & short of joint replacement, only... Read more »
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Whats causing muscle, joint, and abdominal pain.

I have become hopeless. For over a year I have been experiencing pain in my joints, muscles and my abdomen. I have seen so many specialist,Neuro, Ortho, Rheumo, and a 2nd HIV specalist.I have had several test and labs done. I even had an emg, it was...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your situation sounds very challenging with no easy answers in many cases unfortunately. Neither HIV nor your meds cause such severe muscle pain at a frequency where there has been a clear linkage. Vitamin D deficiency, low levels of co-enzyme Q10,... Read more »

Joint Pain and HIV

Hi. Thanks for this forum. It has been incrediably helpful to me on a host of issues. I have had joint pain in my hands, elbows and shoulder. They started to appear right before I became symptomatic and developed PCP (over a year ago). I am...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There are a variety of often difficult to sort out forms of joint pain seen in the setting of HIV infection. Up to 1/3 of HIV infected persons develop joint pains. Perhaps 5-10% have some form of a reactive arthritis. Other types of arthritis... Read more »

joint and mucle pain with hiv

ive had hiv for ten years and for the last 5years i have pain in joints and mucles they keep getting worse ive had all arthritus test done but all came back neg. they say it might be because of hiv, but they can not give me any meds for arthritus...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate what your CD4 count or viral load are. Many people with HIV infection can have some kind of joint complaints. This can be from age and a variety of medical conditions. It has been very hard to pin it down to the virus causing... Read more »

Exercise/Joint Pain & HIV meds

I'm on Viracept, Zerit, Epivir. Viral load undetectable. CD4 count in 900s. No HIV related infections. I experienced lipodystrophy (sp?) from medications and had good results from exercise program of regular swimming. I lost my paunch, although...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Yes it certainly could be arthritis in the joint. These symptoms do not sound like they are either HIV ar medication related. But I can't be completely certain. Muscle inflammation from lipitor can occur...the blood test CPK should detect... Read more »
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