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Achilles Heel, joint Pain

Positive for 17+ years, I have always managed to hold my own. Viral load ranges around 4K and Ts stay around 350. Hep B positive for 25+ years with hepatoma caught early a year and a half ago and successfully treated with Radiofrequency ablation....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Achilles pain can be very challenging even in the general population. Sometimes there is a component of plantar fasciitis which is very aggravating. Have you seen a podiatrist for their opinion. Pain clinics can also sometime suggest alternative... Read more »

failed rebetron, now have neuropathy and joint pain

hi doc, my hiv health is good, been on d4t, 3tc, viracept for 3 years without neuropathy. i did rebetron for 8 months unfortunately failed. i am left with neuropathy almost completely in hands, which hadn't been a problem before rebetron. also,...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Thanks, There is a small incidence of neuropathy that is associated with both hepatitis C and interferon. I would suggest that you ask your MD to check you for cryoglobulins. They can cause neuropathy. In addition, ask your MD to check your... Read more »

Muscle / Joint , Neck, Back, Hip pain

I am a 46 year old VA patient VC is 1360 and >50 for a viral count and have been + for at least 16 years. I have been on a series of meds, stopping quite a few because of side effects; kidney stones, liver expansion, loss of body fat. Currently I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is an association between arthritis and HIV infection which is often a diagnosis of exclusion wherein no other causes are found. Good control of HIV infection can be variably helpful. The vast majority of patients in our clinic with... Read more »

joint and muscles pains

Dear Doc, Im 43 y.o. male, positive since 7 years ago. I started HAAR on a combination of Sustiva and Combivir which brought down my VL to undetectable and CD4 to 600-800. One year ago my doctor changed my regimen to Sustiva and Abacavir so that I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Have you seen a rheumatologist? AZT can cause subtle muscle irritation or mitochondrial damage. Is tenofovir avaiable where you are? A trial off a thymidine analogue might be useful to see what happens to your symptoms. KH... Read more »
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Joint pain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if joint pain is a symptom of ARS, and what if it started to occur after 6 months. Whats the earliest symptoms could occur for HIV that is after ARS?

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Joint pain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
When you talk about joint pain associated with ARS, Is it more like arhhritis type pain or more like the joint pain you experience with a flu. I been having arthritis type pain for a 5 weeks now along with some sickly feeling and am wondering if it... Read more »

Joint Pain caused by liver, HIV, meds, arthritis?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
Has anyone experienced joint pain that was diagnosed as relating to either HIV or the meds? Don't laugh now, but my elbows are warm to the touch, and I have a burning pain in them. I have liver problems which cause my right shoulder and the right... Read more »

joint pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm feeling joint pain all over and also muscle pain as well as sore throat which is gone due to antibiotics but it is still irritated. I'm very scared and since last week I had several panic attacks.I'm most worried about the muscle and joint pain... Read more »