Does HIV Cause High Blood Pressure

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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 pressure is treated with 20 mgs....
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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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 »

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