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Can You Die From Fatigue

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AIDS InfoNet


The Bottom Line Fatigue is a very common condition for people with HIV. Untreated fatigue can make HIV disease progress faster. It can be very difficult to figure out the cause of fatigue. Several different factors can cause the same symptoms. Blood tests can identify some causes but not others. The more information you can give your health care provider, the easier it will be to determine what is causing your fatigue and how to treat it.
Ask the Experts

Fear of being infected by virus fear of dying.

I remember about two years ago i was crazy for a girl. And i did crazy stuff for her. I cut my arm with a blade one day july, 2011. I cut myself like this about 5-6 times in between july 2011 to february, 2012. In october 2011 i cut my chest with...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You can not catch HIV from yourself. You clearly need help and I hope are able to access mental health care. There is no need to suffer when there is help out there.DW... Read more »


I am a recently diagnosed person who has been doing as much research as i disturbed at the rates people are still dying...if this is such a managable disease then why are people still dying? it because they are not taking the meds...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, This site is dedicated to issues related to anemia and fatigue but I'll try to answer your question briefly. Certainly many fewer of us with HIV are dying but we are still a long way from a cure. The disease has become more... Read more »

Am I Dying?

Hi im a 23 year old male who was diagnosed with HIV in December 2009 ive been on meds since Jan 10 and my counts have always been above great according to my doctors, recently i started dating a guy and we were intimate and the condom broke, ever...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It would be very unusual to be doing well on an effective HIV regimen, and then become superinfected with a resistance virus not sensitive to any of the drugs you are on and become quickly seriously ill because of that so I would suspect some other... Read more »

I have a fear of dieing. What are my chances of being HIV+

Hi I am 16 years old about to turn 17 next month. I believe I am at very high risk of hiv. About 3 months ago, in November I had unprotected vaginal, anal and oral sex with a 23 year old, Guatemalian single father from Mexico (lived there for 7...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
You need to stop making yourself crazy and go get tested for HIV. There is no point in worrying so much and thinking about the worst case scenario when there is a test that can put your mind at ease. You are assuming something that may or may not... Read more »
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Posted by goingmad, 1 Reply
I have been to all the sites and discussed my fears but I need to know...HAS ANYONE ON HERE OR A LOVED ONE TESTED HIV POS. AFTER 13 WEEKS? is my story I had an exposure 51/2 months ago in healthcare where a droplet of blood went in to my... Read more »

Tired of condemnation of those dying or have died

Posted by Anonymous
It has taken me five years to finally stand up to anyone who
has said or says "I should be quiet, don't cause a scene, etc."

Well, I'm no longer able to be quiet, sorry if it embarrasses my family and friends, my church, my pastor, my religion,... Read more »

Conscious Dying

Posted by Anonymous
Dying consciously can be the most beautiful, profound experience of our lives. When consciousness awakens beyond the veil, we laugh at how silly we were not to remember we are spiritual beings having human experiences and death is nothing to fear... Read more »

Living with HIV not dying from it.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am living with HIV not dying from it. At first people generally think that it is a death sentence when you are Diagnosed with HIV. WEll I thought that was at first too. But just because my immune system isn't working at its maximun doesn't mean... Read more »