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Can Hiv Infection Cause High Blood Pressure

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Fungal Infections

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High Blood Pressure caused by HIV or AZT

I'm female, 44, diagnosed in '87, started AZT in '92, added Epivir in '96, diagnosed with high blood pressure in '99, no other significant illnesses. Last counts: T-cells 804, 3000 viral load, 33 CD4 & 8's. Blood...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Your high blood pressure is is likely related to be related to factors other than HIV or your antiretroviral therapy.... Read more »

Can HAART cause temporary or permanent high blood pressure?

I have recently started meds for the first time, exactly two weeks ago. I got my vitals checked today and my blood pressure was 138/98. My blood pressure has always been very good in the past, usually in the low 120s over low 80s. Is there a...
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
It would be unlikely that the approved HIV meds would cause this. I cannot speak for the investigational agent. But in general, HIV meds do not cause increases in blood pressure.... Read more »

Can a tripla cause High blood pressure

Hi I enjoy reading and learning about this disease. As I am newly diagnosed ( 6 mths) I just started Atripla and my blood pressure is Through the roof 180/104 my dR doesnt believe it is from the meds I am also over weight he thinks it is from...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question. Hypertension due to any of the components of Atripla has been rarely reported. Many patients gain weight when starting an effective HIV drug combination. Weight gain can aggravate hypertension. I cannot state with any confidence... Read more »

Ziagen, Zerit, Viramune, Elavil High Blood Pressure, Irregular Heart Beat

Hello, I have been on Zerit, Ziagen and Viramune since Ziagen appeared on the market. I switched to this combo after Viramune, Zerit and DDI started to cause pancreatitis. I developed relatively high blood pressure, that starts going up about an...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am gald your drug combination is working for you. It strikes me that the best thing for you is to optimize your diet, exercise and stop smoking (if you do, in fact, smoke). All easier said than done, especially if you are on a limited budget.As... Read more »
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High Blood Pressure

Posted by LoveMe, 2 Replies
Good Day POZ....Has anyone after being diagnosis all of sudden suffer from hypertension and hbp.....I keep having funny right temple pulpatation and numbish feeling in face then it goes away? Do HIV create that? Is anyone on hbp medicine? I read... Read more »

High Anxiety about possible infection. Please help.

Posted by stressedout, 5 Replies
I am a male, 31 years old. About 8 weeks ago I had a one time encounter of unprotectied oral and vaginal intercourse with a female I did not know. Her HIV status is unkown to me, possible high risk group but not needle drugs though. ... Read more »

HSV-2 alone? Or HIV and HSV-2 Co-infection?

Posted by Afra1d, 1 Reply
I'll try to make this as brief as possible but I'm scared and desperate and basically going insane... :(

Jan 24th - Unprotected sex with a woman I know small amount of oral but a lot of fingering.
Jan 25th - Took two mollies and drank alcohol along... Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »