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Can Hiv Cause Low Potassium

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Low Potassium

I don't have HIV or AIDS but I do have extreme weakness, pain in legs & feet, nausea. I have had these symptoms for 6 days and have been eating a lot of potassium in those six days. Should I be worried? How long does it take to recover...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
These types of symptoms are noo-specific and can be caused by many, many things other than HIV. This being said, if you have been potentially exposed to HIV in the recent weeks, you should consider HIV testing with perhaps additional PCR testing if... Read more »

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Posted by chas, 1 Reply
I am HIV POZ, healthy GWM 1460 CD4 and <50 vial load. However my doctor is worried about my High Potassium....just checking to see if others may have experienced this? Read more »

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I wrote awhile back outlining a one-time risky exposure in March 2006(unprotected vaginal sex) with a female of unknown status. I contacted her and she told me she did not have HIV, but I doubted her veracity (I had two consectutive rounds of... Read more »

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Posted by plusorminus, 1 Reply
Hello ...

I am in Guatemala and recently had some HIV tests done for visa purposes. First rapid test positive, second test (ELISA) positive, third test (ELISA) negative. All with same blood sample. What is probability that both positives false? I.e.... Read more »

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