Does Hiv Cause Arthritis

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Arthritis in HIV/AIDS Patients

Wanting to get further reference or other reading sources on arthritis and how this relates to the HIV patient?
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...I don't know of anything that is both recent and authoritative on this subject.HIV can cause arthritis, but not commonly. Non-HIV forms of arthritis (i.e. rheumatoid or osteoarthritis) are not related to HIV in any way.Alvan Fisher, Read more »

Rheumatoid arthritis, HIV & treatment

I'm a patient with RA since I was 18. My RA was not very active for the last ten years. I was... Read more »

Osteoarthritis in HIV

Please advise the relationship of osteo-arthritis in HIV pos patients. Are they at higher risk of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

... How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? What Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy right provides a list of the known infections. Some chronic conditions, particularly autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or Grave's disease, may become aggravated by IRIS. CMV, or cytomegalovirus Crytococcal meningitis,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...Nexium. On the other hand, you might increase your calcium levels if you use calcium carbonate antacids such as Tums and Rolaids. How Do I Know if I Have Osteoporosis? Unfortunately, there may be no signs of osteoporosis until you break a... Read more »
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...chills, and muscle aches. Because IL-2 stimulates the immune system, it can make some immune disorders get worse, including arthritis, psoriasis, and diabetes. It can also reduce the number of neutrophils, a type of infection-fighting cell, and... Read more »
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Joint Pain caused by liver, HIV, meds, arthritis?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies neck to hurt, but the elbow problems are new. I have had joint pain in my hands for some time, but since I type a lot and arthritis runs in my family, I haven't though much of it. Getting old is a bastard, but definitely better than lying in... Read more »

unexplained reactive arthritis, would test be + ?

Posted by Shard
...assured to be a negligible risk encounter- unprotected oral, protected vaginal with a hooker. About 1 month after, I developed arthritis in one joint, which still persists and a skin rash on my scalp. I have been tested at 7 weeks for HIV with... Read more »

Connection between my arthritis and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...I was diagnosed with arthritis in my knee. Dr didn't know cause, I did have a staph infection this summer which I am wondering could have caused Septic Arthritis, Read more »

hepatitis and swollen nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does hep cause swollen lymph nodes? Read more »