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Can continual headaches/numbness/pain be cause Isentress & Truvada combo?

I have been HIV+ since 1998. Had KS, successfully treated with chemo. My labs continue to be very good. Undectable and 400+ CD4. In 2009, after a severe bout with pancretitis because of a medication, I was put on Truvada and Isentress. And as...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It would be unusual but possible for your headache to be a late appearing complication of either raltegravir or Truvada so I endorse an evaluation by a neurologist to look for alternative explanations. Headache, shoulder/neck pain are fairly common... Read more »

Severe Headaches/Undetermined Cause

I have been experiencing severe headaches for aproximately 18 months. The pain is so intense that I must go to bed. These headaches last from 1-5 days.I have seen a neurologist who ordered 2 CAT Scans, 1 MRI, an EEG, a battery of blood tests and a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I assume that your spinal fluid was checked for HIV and was found negative. There have been some cases of progression of neurologic disease among patients on HIV meds that seem poorly understand. Some patients with headaches have been helped by... Read more »

HIV/Headache

I am HIV positive and on anti retrovirals. My problem is that I have headaches everyday on average I take 6 headache tablets. Is the headache caused by anti retrovirals?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Headaches can be due to HIV, HIV therapy, or many other causes. Headaches are very common in the general population and can be a challenge to diagnose and treat properly. When I am uncertain as to the cause I get help from a headache specialist... Read more »

Headaches and HIV

Dr. Henry: 20 years positive, on Sustiva and Epzicom. Age is 70 y/o. Have had stroke in 1999. Left brain stem. Now having uncontrollable migraines almost 24/7. Wake up with them, go to bed with them. My HIV specialist is not aware of what HIV...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You paint a frightening picture-if no clear other cause found with work up might consider switching off the Sustiva in case it is contributing to the headache due to its CNS/brain properties. There are alot of treatments (triptan class of drugs or... Read more »
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Headaches and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need help desperately. I don't know what is going on with my body. Sometimes with HIV you can gauge yourself and see if things are going your way, sometimes you can't. I can't figure it out. I have been experiencing bad headaches in the last 2... Read more »

headaches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I would like to know if headaches caused by HIV are very severe or mild. I have been having very slight headaches for a week already, especially in the mornings when i wake up, but then seem to disappear as the day goes on. Thanks.

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Can Semen In Nose Cause HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i hope someone here on the board will help with answers.

i had unprotected oral sex with another male friend both giving and receiving about 3 weeks ago. when he came, some of his semen got into my nose.

this past thur. i caught a cold which included... Read more »

Oral Sex causing HIV?

Posted by jinLA, 4 Replies
I am really ashamed to say that I am a medical professional when I look back on my recent behavior. I was in China and received oral sex from a massage girl who had what appeared to be a cold with sore throat (also vaginal sex with a condom). This... Read more »