Hiv And Lightheadedness

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Conditions If GI problems occur without a recent change in medication, it's probably not a drug side effect. If they continue or get worse, it may be a sign that you have an infection, especially if you also have a fever. Some AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to...
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Dear Doc,I have over the last 6 months or so have had many spells of lightheadedness and slight dizziness, and have also been experiencing fatigue. I tested positive slight over a year ago when my CD4 was 600 since when it has progressively dropped...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...number of different underlying conditions, such as anemia or anxiety/depression. I suggest you discuss these symptoms with your HIV specialist, so that he can begin the proper evaluation. I do not believe your symptoms are directly due to HIV... Read more »

Side Effects

Have been taking Isentress and Truvada for almost 2 months. From the beginning I experienced: Lightheadedness, dizziness, weakness, left arm pain when jogging, etc... My doctor doesn't seem alarmed, but I'm worried. When should this side effects go...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Those problems would usually be due to some condition other than your HIV regimen (which is fairly heart friendly). A thorough evaluation including cardiac assessment would be recommended to determine Read more »

How does HIV cause pulmonary hypertension?

how does HIV cause pulmonary hypertension?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...the lung vessels goes up, and which, in time, may cause shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, lightheadedness, and edema. HIV does indeed increase the incidence of pulmonary hypertension, though it is fortunately still quite rare. Although... Read more »

Head Trouble

About 2.5 months ago, I had a one night stand with a prostitute. I did(I think) wear a condom. I am very paronoid about becoming infected. Over the past several weeks, I have had some of the symptoms as described, but the biggest change in my life...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Dizziness and lightheadedness are not symptoms of HIV infection. It sounds like you are anxious. Get tested. That should help to reassure you.And in the future, make sure you wear Read more »

An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

...called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Ritonavir was approved by the FDA on March 1, 1996, for use with other antiretroviral agents in the... Read more »

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Lopinavir/ritonavir in capsule and oral solution form was approved by the FDA on September... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...and at least 10 hours after Pepcid, Zantac, or Axid. Reyataz should be taken two hours before or one hour after antacids (Rolaids, Tums, and Mylanta). Do not take with rifampin, Camptosar (irinotecan), Versed (midazolam), Halcion, ergot... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
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