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Hiv Degenerative Arthritis

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Atripla and Degenerative Disc Disease

Hello,I have been positive since 2006. At the time of diagnosis I had a VL of over 100,000 and a CD4 count that was rapidly dropping. I started Atripla 3 months after being diagnosed due to the fact that my VL was not going down. After starting...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV treatment may contribute to bone loss (check DEXA scan) but has not been shown to specifically cause disc disease (that applies to Atripla as well). I cannot with any confidence recommend an alternative HIV regimen that would provide... Read more »

Degenerative spine

Dear Sirs; In a 6 year period I ve had three spine surgeries, I ve had HIV 19yrs/full-blown 6 yrs.... Read more »

Arthritis like symptoms in joints - due to meds

My 62 year old mother has been HIV+ since 1989 and started taking medications immediately upon... Read more »
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HIV i-Base

No Evidence of Premature Aging Effect in HIV-Positive Patients

Similar to some other conditions including diabetes, hyperlipidaemia and rheumatoid arthritis, HIV-positive people are at higher risk of developing serious age-related co-morbidities including myocardial infarction and kidney and liver disease. It... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Caring for the (Near) Majority: Addressing the Needs of Older Adults With HIV

Thanks to the success of HIV treatment, and the fact that one in six new HIV infections occurs in older adults, people ages 50 and older will account for the majority of people with HIV in the U.S. by 2015. But they face many barriers to HIV testing... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Body Distortion -- Lipodystrophy

Lipodystrophy (lipid = fat; dystrophy = disorder) Lipodystrophy syndrome is the term used to describe a range of symptoms that include changes in body shape and metabolic changes (for the latter, see "Cardiac Concerns" and "Insulin Resistance and... Read more »
Women Alive

Diagnosis 18 Months Later

To tell...Or not to tell is a burning question for people with HIV infection, especially those who are not part of the gay community. I've read comments in the news media implying a certain criticism of individuals who make their status asecret, ... Read more »
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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, or is there any connection between my HIV (14 years)? So many conditions seem to be... 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 »

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone heard of HIV tests being hampered by artthirits?

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Infectious arthritis-ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have heard of infectious arthritis occurring in HIV. Does this come out in ARS or during symptomatic HIV? I've had flu symptoms that after a low risk incident but the joint pains has not left and I still have it after 7 weeks. The joints are... Read more »