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Can Hiv Infection Cause High Blood Pressure

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low platlets and high blood pressure

hiv hepc herpes copd for approx 25 yrsplatlet count usual 83 or so just recently dropped to 53on no meds pressure up to 140/92t cell 411 load 300kwhat is happening
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I can't explain "what is happening" with laboratories alone. You will need to speak with your physician. However, in light of your HCV infection, low platelets and detectable HIV viremia and CD4 T cell counts less than 500 cells, I would recommend... Read more »

Blood work for Atripla, Diabetes, and High Blood Pressure

I am currently taking ATRIPLA, and I have diabetes and high blood pressure. What tests should I... Read more »

HIV infected but not on meds

Hi,someone close to me has been diagnosed as HIV positive for the last ten years and has never... Read more »
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HIV and Kidney Disease

...infection of kidney cells. This is known as HIV-Associated Nephropathy or HIVAN. Other causes of kidney disease include diabetes and high blood pressure. These problems, especially HIVAN, are much more common in African-Americans. Taking some... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...These can include heart disease (see Fact Sheet 652 ), depression (see Fact Sheet 558 ), osteoporosis (see Fact Sheet 557 ), high blood pressure, kidney problems (see Fact Sheet 651 ), arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and various... Read more »
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HIV and Aging

...infection and some HIV drugs. HIV-positive people also may be at risk for: Liver disease (often related to hepatitis B or C) High blood pressure Kidney problems Metabolic and body shape abnormalities (lipodystrophy) Diabetes For more... Read more »
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Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...artery. CAD can also lead to heart failure or an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Other cardiovascular problems include: High blood pressure (hypertension) Angina (chest pain) Rheumatic heart disease (damage to the heart caused by rheumatic... Read more »
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Over the Rainbow

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...to the point that I experience periods of anxiety when I am in unfamiliar surroundings or around unfamiliar people leading to high blood pressure, muscular weakness and profound tremors. My psychiatrist tells me that the cause of these symptoms... Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
Hello, I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers. The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected... Read more »

Is it HIV infection? Please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...sometimes it is hardly noticable), two small lymph nodes on the neck, temperature up to 37.1, "something" in the throat and high blood pressure. Could the first acute stage arrive so late? Could it be the symptomatic second stage? Do the symptoms... Read more »

I have a co-infection;HIV, and HEP-C.

Posted by stevepalma, 1 Reply
...disability,it was a very long wait and i am still waiting to get into their "system";in addition to the hiv and hep-c,i also have high blood pressure,high cholesterol,depression,bi-polar disorder,herniated discs,sciatica,and recently... Read more »