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Does Headache Mean I Have AIDS

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What Is AIDS?

Table of Contents What Does "AIDS" Mean? How Do You Get AIDS? What Happens if I'm HIV Positive? How Do I Know if I Have AIDS? Is There a Cure for AIDS? For More Information What Does "AIDS" Mean? AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: Acquired means you can get infected with it. Immune Deficiency means a weakness in the body's system that fights diseases. Syndrome means a group of health problems...
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Raltegravir and Tenofovir + should I be aware that this can mean "Rhabdomyolisis + Kidney Damage"?

Dear Keith Henry, I've been diagnosed with HIV since 2009. In 2010, I decided to begin my treatment against HIV. The drugs selected as initial therapy were Tenofovir + Lamivudine + Efavirenz (Our free AIDS Program in Brazil don`t offer...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you are having ongoing central nervous system side effects from efavirenz and have an undetectable HIV level with no history of drug resistance --then switching the efavirenz to raltegravir is usually a good option. Risk for additive muscle,... Read more »

Headaches Headaches Headaches

I have frequent headaches that will not go away with the usual Motrin, Tylenol and Aspirin. Any thoughts on how to better manage this side effect?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Persistent severe headaches are not a common side effect of HIV therapy. Management would depend partly on which regimen you are taking and what is your HIV status (CD4 count, history of AIDS, HIV level), what other medications your are taking,... Read more »

Trust me symptoms don't mean hiv

Hey Dr. just wanted to say thank you for all you do for us. as far as all the worry warts out there, myself included, let me be the first to say that symptoms mean absolutely nothing. i have led a very promiscious lifestyle and to this day...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Congratulations on dodging the HIV bullet. WOO-HOO!Symptoms do not equal HIV disease! As your case demonstrates, they can be, and often are, notoriously unreliable in distinguishing who is and is not HIV infected. I agree with your bottom line.... Read more »

Having ARS mean your immune system stronger?

Hi,I seroconverted in May, and had severe ARS, with symptoms lasting thirty days - (Fever, chills, extreme fatigue, severe headache, achiness and rash). One physician said it was actually a "good sign" that I had such a violent response to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.As far as I know, there's little scientific evidence that the severity (or lack thereof) of symptoms during seroconversion has any correlation to the pace and severity of HIV disease. In either case (using viral load as a... Read more »
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headache

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've had headache and sleepless night after being diagnosed 3 days ago. My neck (near thyroid) and head felt heavy. I wonder if the virus are attacking this region. I must have contracted the virus 6 months ago where my lymph nodes started swelling.... Read more »

I don't mean to bother... But...

Posted by Anonymous
First off, let me begin this by saying that I do not intend to offend or bother anyone by this post. I am not HIV/AIDS positive. I am doing a study for college on HIV/AIDS and how people live with it, how they maybe discriminated against for having... Read more »

just wondering/what do you mean/clinical??

Posted by notanonymous, 1 Reply
well, first of all based on your test you are hiv negative. some of the responses you are getting are from aids realists/dissidents. they do not believe that hiv exists. they hang around on this board and use crafty language about tests are false,... Read more »

Numbers don't mean anything.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV/AIDS doesn't have a set pattern. Not ever person infected is going to test positive. 8.5 weeks after infection, or 6 months after infection. Most people who test positive do so after being infected years, and after their health has declined... Read more »