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Does Low Potassium Have Anything To Do With The Hiv Virus

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Low Potassium

I don't have HIV or AIDS but I do have extreme weakness, pain in legs & feet, nausea. I have had these symptoms for 6 days and have been eating a lot of potassium in those six days. Should I be worried? How long does it take to recover from...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...These types of symptoms are noo-specific and can be caused by many, many things other than HIV. This being said, if you have been potentially exposed to HIV in the recent weeks, you should consider HIV testing with perhaps Read more »

associated symptoms

Can being diagnosed with "deathly low potassium" be associated hiv or could another illness be the... Read more »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on... Read more »
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... Let's start with the basics . HIV is short for "human immunodeficiency virus." How Do You Get HIV? Meet the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) You can get HIV through unprotected sex or by sharing needles or other equipment... Read more »
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Lost my best friend, lover, and 2nd full-time job.

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...proving them wrong- but the effort was devastating- while he lost 40 lbs, I gained 50. He set the all-time US hospital record for low Potassium (walked in the hospital, and walked out 7 weeks later)- had 2 medical journal papers written about... Read more »