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Does HIV Cause Muscle Ache

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Muscle aches - HIV induced???

Hey Doc what can I do? I am constantly tired but mostly achy. Not on any meds yet as I have good counts. I have had 4 tests in the last year or so that show elevated CPK. But doctor keeps telling me not to exercise before tests, I haven't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,In general we would expect a 50-80 CD4 cell drop per year in someone not on antiretroviral therapy. Although there is considerable fluctuation from person to person in this regard, you have dropped steadily over the past year from 995 to 704.... Read more »

Muscle aches - HIV induced???

Upon further research I think your answer was not entirely correct. It seems HIV itself can cause... Read more »

Muscle Aching and HIV

Dear Doc. Bob,Im writing to you from Italy (so, please, excuse me if my Englishs not always... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Muscle Aches and Pains

Symptoms that can develop in the musculoskeletal system of PHAs include: muscle pains (myalgias) joint pains (arthralgias) muscle damage that can result in weakness and pain (myopathy) muscle cramping Some of the potential culprits that cause... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction This chapter will focus on basic methods of treating the suffering and distress caused by common pulmonary symptoms in AIDS patients. The approaches offered below are useful in relieving discomfort, even when the underlying disease is... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Pedal Power

It's no easy ride. Even top cyclists are daunted by the numbers: almost 600 miles in one week. Thousands of dollars in pledges. Hundreds of hills, and too many aches and pains to count. Still, they ride. Thousands of cyclists sign up for annual... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Muscle-Wasting Effects of Low-Carb Diets on People With HIV

It is not hard to go into any grocery store these days and see at least one product that advertises low or no carbohydrates on the package. The world seems to have embraced the idea that no or low-carbohydrate diets are good for us. It is a common... Read more »
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STRANGE MUSCLE ACHES

Posted by michel2222, 2 Replies
Hello!
After having unprotected vaginal sex with a woman of unknown HIV-status (though I doubt she had a history of high risk behaviour), the following happened:
-After 1 month, I had a cold, which included severe sneezing and some coughing. It lasted... Read more »

Muscles Aches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was googling around the internet and found the following info regarding muscles aches:

"The symptoms can include pain and aching in the muscles, usually thighs and shoulders, as well as weakness, with difficulty when rising from a chair or reaching... Read more »

Muscle aches and fatigue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a 35yr old just diagnosed 1 year ago. I have such muscle aches it is hard for me to stand up straight some times and I am fatigued alot. Is there anybody out there that can help in my problems or anyone with ideas on how to deal with this?

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muscle & joint pain

Posted by ElGringo, 1 Reply
Just wondering if anyone else has probs with joint disease or muscle wasting? I didn't have much of an issue til about 3 yrs ago & the cartilidge in my joints started withering away. Did the usual xrays etc & short of joint replacement, only... Read more »