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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi...Hey has anyone gotten an abnormal pap and had a colposcopy?? I had one yesterday...UGH! They biopsied my cervix...OUCH! today I am just uncomfortable...waiting for results. I know HPV is present - will probably be something to watch over... Read more »

Muscle Pain Fibromyalgia & Myofascial Pain

Posted by NaturalMale, 3 Replies
Long term survivor here, protease inhibitor usage going on 8 years, with multiple drug resistance and changes.
I have been having muscle pain, mainly back and neck, but also all over body pain. I used to be able to exercise and weight lift but... Read more »

When does the pain not feel like pain anymore?

Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies
Let me see if I can set the tone for this post.

I see my life and Williams life in a transitory period. From the super incredible to the inevitable mortality of friends and loved ones and yes, even us. I have found the hope for "brighter days"... Read more »

Meds easy pain?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just recovering from ARS -- does meds make you feel much better. Or always in pain?

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Muscle Pain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been experiencing substantial muscle pain - legs, arms, chest, hips - whenever I move. Getting up from bed or a chair causes intense pain, rolling over in bed the same. Sitting after standing for awhile causes the same intense pain. This... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Pap smear & colposcopy- are they different?

Hello,I am very confused on my test results and would appreciate if you could shed some light. At 4 months following unprotected sex I was tested for std's- HIV, Hepatitis, syphilis etc and was given a Pap smear. All my blood work was fine,...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
What you are describing is not all that unusual. Pap smear is a means by which cells are scraped off from your cervix. A cytologist (a doctor who specializes in looking at cells) then decides whether they are cancerous or pre-cancerous looking.... Read more »

are the following symptoms: muscle pain, joint pain, throat pain, night sweats, lymph gland pain all together only connect to hiv?

are the following symptoms: muscle pain, joint pain, sore throat, night sweats, lymph gland pain, oral thrush all together only connect to hiv? There are no other diseases it could realte to really, right?...
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
Those symptoms are all related to HIV, and many other viruses including flu, mono and others.MH... Read more »

pain pain pain

"I'm HiV Positive and been positive for 2 years now & Just found out my Viral is high, but all other labs are good. Meds: Kaletra & Just start Sustiva about a week ago, also taking Men's Formula One-a-Day Vitemin" ( Can...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The symptoms you describe are not associated with a high viral load. If your HIV specialist cannot help you isolate the cause of your problems, a second opinion may well be warranted. I cannot specifically diagnose your problem over the... Read more »

foot pain, knee pain

I am on Norvir,Reyataz,Emtriva,viread,videx. A few months ago started having severe foot pain, in the joints,then knee pain, much trouble walking. Have been to foot dr. have had Xrays,MRI, physical therapy. Nothing works, the pain is worse, walking...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Have you seen a neurologist to sort out if the nerves or muscles are involved or a rheumatoogist to see if the pain is localized to joints, tendons, or muscle. If no explanation can be found and the meds are a possiblity then a discussion with your... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV-Related Pain

Table of Contents Introduction What Causes Pain? Common Types of Pain Assessing Pain Pain Management What to Do if You Have Pain Introduction Pain is common in people living with HIV (HIV+ people). One study found thatmore than... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Making the Most of Your Medical Visits

Mary has been having a nagging back pain for several weeks. The pain is keeping her from sleeping, and she is anxious because her grandmother had a similar pain that turned out to be cancer. When Mary sees her clinician, Dr. Lamb, for her regular... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

If It Works for You, Then It Works

In this issue of AIDS Care we offer our readers two articles on the all-important subject of pain management. One of those articles was written for us by Dr. Howard Rosner, who directs the Pain Management Service at New York Hospital. As Dr.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Capsaicin Patch for Neuropathy Granted FDA Review

NeurogesX, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel pain management therapies, announced on November 14 that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the company's supplemental new... Read more »