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How Long Do Headaches Last From Hiv

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Side Effects of HIV Drugs

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HIV headache

Doctor Holodniy,Can hiv cause a persistent chronic tension type headache? If so how long after infection might this occur? Is persistent headache a common problem in hiv infected people? Like all the other readers I'd like to thank you for...
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
Headache as a sole symptom of acute infection would be extremely unlikely, as would the persistence of headaches. Headaches can certainly occur in the presence of a flu like syndrome. They are usually self limited.MH... Read more »

Headaches and HIV

Dr. Henry: 20 years positive, on Sustiva and Epzicom. Age is 70 y/o. Have had stroke in 1999. Left brain stem. Now having uncontrollable migraines almost 24/7. Wake up with them, go to bed with them. My HIV specialist is not aware of what HIV...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You paint a frightening picture-if no clear other cause found with work up might consider switching off the Sustiva in case it is contributing to the headache due to its CNS/brain properties. There are alot of treatments (triptan class of drugs or... Read more »

How long do HIV symptoms last?

I had unprotected sex with a long time friend. I know she tested negative for HIV long before we had sex. About 5 weeks after that i caught a cold from my brother. It was on and off then about 8 weeks later i began to have constant headaches, a...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Symptoms by themselves are never a reliable way of diagnosing an HIV infection. An anti-body test, outside the 90 day window is the best way to find out what your status is. For those suffering from the flu-like symptoms commonly associated... Read more »

Long Term HIV Drug Adherence

I was diagnosed with hiv 14 years ago with a viral load over 100,000 and a cd4 count of 25. I have been on various drug regimens, most which have resulted in severe side effects such as daily headaches, nausea and vomiting. My current regime is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Intermittent treatment such as you describe is not recommended. Two of the three drugs in your regimen have a relatively low barrier to resistance (the raltegravir and emtricitabine) and once resistance develops it is permanent and would compromise... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work!

This is maybe not the right place to do this but still:

There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting... 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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Stiff neck, headaches.

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Before I go on with my storey I just want to say that eveyone on here is such wonderful people. I thank God for people like you all.
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I can't lose this headache

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi All. I am back again and not feeling any better. I thank you all for the postings to my really really scared but I am ready to go out of my mind already. I had the experience with getting a blowjob from an hiv unknown and having the health... Read more »