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Fatigue Facts

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Ortho Biotech

Many With HIV Accept Symptoms of Fatigue as "Fact of Life"

Bridgewater, NJ -- Since HIV was first diagnosed more than 25 years ago, treatment of the disease and its symptoms has come a long way, with patients today living longer than ever before. 1 However, despite improvements in treatment for the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Fact Sheet

Signs & Symptoms 80% of persons have no signs or symptoms. jaundice fatigue dark urine abdominal pain loss of appetite nausea   Cause Hepatitis C virus (HCV) Long-Term Effects Chronic infection:... Read more »
Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases

Older Women and HIV/AIDS Facts

About 18 percent of AIDS cases in the U.S. female population are said to be in women older than age 50; and numbers of cases are expected to increase as women of all ages survive longer due to improved drug therapy and other treatment advances. In... 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 »

Sustiva and fatigue (SUSTIVA AND FATIGUE)

After five years of being POZ I started Sustiva 2/7/08 (no previous combo or resistance issues present). CD4 was 246 and VL 255,000. I had my first blood work done about 4/5 weeks after starting and my CD4 went to 290 and VL dropped to 155....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sustiva side effects are legendary and extremely common. In general they do decrease in severity over six to eight weeks. If you're still having significant problems eight weeks after beginning therapy and haven't noted a significant... Read more »

DOES size matter??? CDC FACT SHEET -- EFFECT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY ON THE RISK OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There is no question that being on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission. However, and this is a very big however, it does not... Read more »

Fatigue as a push for treatment

Dear Mr. Molaghan:I sought testing, and then treatment, because I experienced severe fatigue for several months beforehand. While I am presently under the care of a specialist whom I believe to be well-qualifed, both he and my equally-intelligent...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
Dear MarkInscrutable indeed! Because fatigue is so subjective nd personal, it can be very frustrating seeking it's cause and treatment. In many cases,the source of HIV related fatigue can be identified and treated...but some people have... Read more »
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Get The Facts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
http://www.pplm.org/Facts/hsc_fac/hiv.html

WHAT IT IS:
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

HOW IT IS SPREAD:
HIV is transmitted through contact with the blood, semen, vaginal secretions or... Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Key facts about HIV/AIDS
Reuters NewMedia - August 10, 2006
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The world's largest international AIDS conference opens in Toronto, on Sunday, 25 years after the epidemic... Read more »

Extreme fatigue and severe night sweats

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone, the protease inhibitors are not working for me, I have extreme fatigue and night sweats, I would do anything to have some energy back into my life, any ideas about any over the counter herbs or other that could help without the... Read more »

I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »