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HIV/Headache

I am HIV positive and on anti retrovirals. My problem is that I have headaches everyday on average I take 6 headache tablets. Is the headache caused by anti retrovirals?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Headaches can be due to HIV, HIV therapy, or many other causes. Headaches are very common in the general population and can be a challenge to diagnose and treat properly. When I am uncertain as to the cause I get help from a headache specialist... Read more »

HIV headache

Doctor Holodniy,Can hiv cause a persistent chronic tension type headache? If so how long after... Read more »

Cluster Headaches/HIV

My question concerns cluster headache treatments and how they may affect my HIV status. Last... Read more »
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I Have a Bad Attitude and a Headache

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Headaches

Some people develop headaches as a result of drug side effects. In some cases, these will only occur during the beginning of drug therapy and will gradually disappear over the next few weeks. In others, they may remain long-term, and the only... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Headache, and Nausea, and Fatigue. Oh, My!

Click on the name of each drug for further details , or refer to the manufacturer's package insert for a comprehensive list of potential drug side effects. Remember that side effects may or may not occur. Some are more common than others, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Fullerton Mom With HIV Speaks Out Against Stigma

Sylvia Mata's looks defy how fatigue, headaches, restless legs syndrome, high blood pressure, and myriad other ailments make her feel. Diagnosed as HIV-positive 14 years ago at age 37, this Fullerton mother of four now counsels Orange County... Read more »
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Headaches and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need help desperately. I don't know what is going on with my body. Sometimes with HIV you can gauge yourself and see if things are going your way, sometimes you can't. I can't figure it out. I have been experiencing bad headaches in the last 2... Read more »

headaches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I would like to know if headaches caused by HIV are very severe or mild. I have been having very slight headaches for a week already, especially in the mornings when i wake up, but then seem to disappear as the day goes on. Thanks.

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Headaches for months now.

Posted by Anonymous
I meet a guy and he was HIV+. He didn't tell me until the next day. We did not have anal sex, nor did we have oral. We kissed and laid on top of each other. We had mutaul maturbation and that was it. The day he told me I was crazy. I could not... Read more »

Headaches

Posted by Worried249, 1 Reply
Hi there.
I recently had protected sex with a Thai stripper/sex worker who was based in South Africa. I also received oral sex( also protected). I started to develop headaches about 3 weeks after the incident occurred, these headaches last the... Read more »