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.

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 »

Hiv meds and high blood pressure meds

Which high blood pressure meds works best with hiv meds?I am presently taking Kaletra, Viread, and... Read more »

HIV meds & high blood pressure

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

High Blood Pressure -- Medicines to Help You

... High blood pressure is a serious illness. High blood pressure is often called a "silent killer" because many people have it but do not know it. Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...artery. CAD can also lead to heart failure or an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Other cardiovascular problems include: High blood pressure (hypertension) Angina (chest pain) Rheumatic heart disease (damage to the heart caused by rheumatic... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

High Blood Pressure with Indinavir

...protease inhibitor indinavir (Crixivan) are kidney pain, kidney dysfunction and kidney stones. Now researchers in Italy think that high blood pressure may also be another side effect. Doctors at Padua General Hospital reviewed the medical... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...infection of kidney cells. This is known as HIV-Associated Nephropathy or HIVAN. Other causes of kidney disease include diabetes and high blood pressure. These problems, especially HIVAN, are much more common in African-Americans. Taking some... Read more »
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Just learned my son is HIV positive

Posted by scaredmom, 8 Replies
...I just found out yesterday that my 26 year old son is HIV positive. I am scared and I think somewhat in shock. What do I do now? How do I help him the most? I would love to hear from Read more »

penile problems...

Posted by dcgbowler, 2 Replies
...I am having problems with keeping an erection. I also have high blood pressure and diabetes along with HIV. Is there anyone else who can advise me on what to do? Read more »

Over the Rainbow

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies the point that I experience periods of anxiety when I am in unfamiliar surroundings or around unfamiliar people leading to high blood pressure, muscular weakness and profound tremors. My psychiatrist tells me that the cause of these symptoms... Read more »

I'm scared shitless

Posted by coby, 5 Replies
...end of the rope. I'm still suffering from lots of problems and my husband is as well. My husband's brother has suffered from high blood pressure for along time before he knew he had it and it caused both kidneys to go bad. He was in the hospital... Read more »
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