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Hiv Physical Symptoms

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mental Health Needs of HIV Sufferers Up as Medications Help Physical Symptoms

Thanks to improved HIV drug therapy, there is a burgeoning demand to treat the mental health needs of those living longer with the disease. And psychiatrists gathering in Banff, Alberta, for the Canadian Psychiatric Association meeting Thursday are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Social Support and Maladaptive Coping as Predictors of the Change in Physical Health Symptoms Among Persons Living With HIV/AIDS

Researchers in the current study sought to examine social support and maladaptive coping as predictors of HIV-related health symptoms in a primarily low-income and diverse sample of HIV/AIDS patients with respect to gender, ethnicity, and sexual... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Classic Characteristics of Old Age Associated With Poor Physical Function in Middle-Aged People Living With HIV

University of Colorado researchers report that middle-aged HIV-infected people with impaired physical function are more likely to have "reduced" bone density and muscle mass, and to produce lower levels of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 and IGF... Read more »
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Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
This question is commonly asked on this and other Forums. While there are several signs and symptoms that are frequently associated with HIV (See HIV/AIDS Basics section of this web site), none of them are specific for HIV. Therefore, a diagnosis of... Read more »

Physical Signs of Infection

What types of physical signs would someone exhibit during the first year of infection? Which are the most common? ...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The acute infection syndrome of HIV is usually manifested by fever, headache, swollen glands, rash on the back and chest and other flu-like symptoms. These are usually transient, lasting a few days to a couple of weeks. Some patients can have... Read more »

doctors diagnose depression for physical side-effects of anti-retrovirals

hello doctormy problem is that i have been suffering from a problem which i think could be attributed from the azt in my combination..im taking efavirenz with combivir for two years as a result my cd4 has now reached 600 + viral load <50...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Almost any of the HIV cocktails can cause fatigue and fat/swelling problems in some patients. Both AZT and Sustiva can cause or aggravate your symptoms in a small but not insignificant minority of patients. If your CD4 count has never been less... Read more »

Pre-treatment falling CD4, physical and mental issues

I've been diagnosed since December 2001 when my CD4 was around 900 and even up to 1150 at one point. But for years now my viral load has been between 85000 and 190000 - even up to 345000 at one point. My CD4 dropped from 700 to 320 over the...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
There should be no problem in taking citalopram along with your HIV medications. Citalopram is a particularly good choice of an antidepressant because it is well tolerated by most people and has a low risk of drug interactions.The chills and shaking... Read more »
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Physical symptoms keep coming back?

Posted by haley, 3 Replies
So I've been infected for about a month now. I started getting symptoms after week one and after week 2 I found out I was positive. After about 7-8 days of symptoms, I started feeling a lot better physically. I even had my appetite back and... Read more »

Depleted emmotionally and physically!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am the "It's all over folks" poster on page 5 of this forum if you want more background information.

The good news is I did test neg at about 5/6 weeks. The bad news is that I have been sick for about a month now. Never been this physically ill... Read more »

Physical

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently had a routine physical. My doctor did a finger prick to check my hemoglobin. If I were HIV+ would it show up in something like this? Thanks

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HIV + or all in my mind?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to recreate some of the physical symptoms of HIV through stress/anxiety?

About 8 weeks I had what only can be described as a very, very low risk sexual encounter with a girl (protected sex and what is described as frottage). Within... Read more »