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Does Fatigue Mean I Have AIDS

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Donor Fatigue, Funding Cutbacks Could Mean Another 50 Years of AIDS Epidemic, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Says

"With enough money spent in the right way, the world could soon reduce new HIV infections to zero, but global apathy and the financial crisis mean it might take another 50 years to stop the AIDS epidemic, a U.N. expert has said," AlertNet reports.... Read more »
Housing Works

Is "AIDS Fatigue" Real? Media Coverage of HIV/AIDS Has Sharply Declined

Image from . Earlier this week, we announced far and wide that Housing Works won a landmark case against New York City's second largest realtor, Manhattan Apartments, by proving that the brokers actively discriminated against... Read more »
Housing Works

Is "AIDS Fatigue" a Factor in Growing Infection Rates Among Gay, Bisexual, and MSM Youth?

Image from Lately I've been interested in the decreasing media coverage of HIV/AIDS issues and how widespread this trend has spread. Serendipitously, in a webinar I took this afternoon, Chris Fleisher, an award-winning health... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Chronic fatigue and HIV (CAUSES OF HIV-ASSOCIATED FATIGUE, 2010) (PROVIGIL, 2010)

I tested poz Jan. 97 and have been and remain "HIV+ asyptomatic". However, as time has progressed, as I've aged (I'm 46 years old now), and as I've had to add medications to my HIV meds for HIV and HIV medication side...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi J in NYC,HIV-associated fatigue is extremely common. That's why we have an entire expert forum devoted to the topic! The cause of HIV-associated fatigue often turns out to be multifactorial. That means there are several contributing... Read more »

Morning Fatigue and then Fatigue after work

I was diagnosed in December with HIV and was started on HARRT in January. I was put on Trizivir and Sustiva and the Sustiva was changed to Viramune in March. I find that I am totally exhausted by the end of my work day and have no energy in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Declining red blood cell counts could mean that you are becoming anemic. Fatigue is a common symptom of anemia, as are rapid heartbeat, exercise intolerance, headaches, decreased sex drive, inability to concentrate, shortness of breath, and... Read more »

Disability, with Chronic Fatigue and Dementia plus Aids re-diagnosis

My question is this. In 95 I was granted disability due to having Hiv and my tcell count was like 560 or so and then viral load was not even thought of then. From then on and till now it goes up and down along with the present viral load of 14,000 I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll try to answer your questions but if my responses are not clear to you please write back and we'll keep trying! First of all you do have AIDS due to your T cell count falling below 200. Once that diagnosis is made it stays even if... Read more »

What is the practical meaning of an AIDS diagnosis?

Hello from the UK! Thanks so much for your excellent site, which is informative and comforting.In August 2001 I had a severe flu like illness and tested HIV positive in Sept 01. Ever since seroconversion I have felt quite unwell - fluey and easily...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post and words from the UK.It's very heartening to hear that you're tolerating your first-line regimen so well. [I try to emphasize this to our readers, so your observations carry important weight.] I've heard that... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi guys-
I have heard lots about HIV and fatigue...when does this tiredness come into play? Soon after you contract HIV or not until you've had it for years? Thanks.

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How would fatigue due to early HIV infection affect a person? Would one have no energy to engage in daily activities, active sports? Feel tired and sleep a lot earlier than usual?

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NYC-Treatment study for fatigue

Does Fatigue Stop You From Working?

For HIV+ men and women with
severe and persistent fatigue that
interferes with working.

All eligible participants see a psychiatrist regularly.
Four weeks of Nuvigil (armodafinil), plus goal-oriented counseling once... Read more »

tired and fatigue

Posted by Anonymous
How does being tired and fatigued involve HIV ? and when does these two weird acts start to take effect on your life when you contract the virus ? Read more »