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How Long Does Fatigue Last

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The Bottom Line Fatigue is a very common condition for people with HIV. Untreated fatigue can make HIV disease progress faster. It can be very difficult to figure out the cause of fatigue. Several different factors can cause the same symptoms. Blood tests can identify some causes but not others. The more information you can give your health care provider, the easier it will be to determine what is causing your fatigue and how to treat it.
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drugs to combat long term fatigue

Is there a drug that will help fight long term fatigue. I have been poz for fifteen years, and the last 4 years have been really bad. It could be depression. Im not sure. Thank you for your response....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Poz for 15 years and fatigued for the last 4? Wish you had written sooner. Chances are there are things you can do to re-energize! Did you know that fatigue is the most common symptom for us "virally-enhanced" folks? The cause often... Read more »

Major Depression, Fatigue and Long Term Disability

I have lost my medical certificate due to a major depression incident, with the lost has taken me off my job and onto short term disability and evenutally long term dis. Is long term secured or can I be "let go" for any reason without...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
The length of time for which you are eligible for long term disability benefits depends on the nature of your of illness and the terms of your LTD plan. Most LTD plans have a 24 month maximum for disability related to mental or nervous disorders... Read more »


Dear Dr. Bob,It was inspiring hearing your presentation in Monterey at CHOMP last Thursday. You acknowledgement that stress, depression and anxiety are certainly conditions which can accompany persons with AIDS. My question is if researchers are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Greetings!!!It's always a pleasure to come and talk to the group in Monterey -- thanks for inviting back!As for your question certainly drug interactions are becoming a very hot (and complex) topic. What we are learning I hope in the not to... Read more »

Sustiva and fatigue (SUSTIVA AND FATIGUE)

After five years of being POZ I started Sustiva 2/7/08 (no previous combo or resistance issues present). CD4 was 246 and VL 255,000. I had my first blood work done about 4/5 weeks after starting and my CD4 went to 290 and VL dropped to 155....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sustiva side effects are legendary and extremely common. In general they do decrease in severity over six to eight weeks. If you're still having significant problems eight weeks after beginning therapy and haven't noted a significant... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Could someone tell me when the onset of fatigue is supposed to occur? How long after possible exposure? I've had a possible exposure and am waiting to get tested next tuesday.

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can someone clarify what this term entails, i'm guessing it is different from feeling tired after a days activities? Also does ARS possible entail fatigue? and if so approx. how long would it take to wear off? Read more »


Posted by planonstaying, 7 Replies
i was recently diagnosed and am still waiting for bloodwork I got the test because of fatigue issues i have been having. most other stuff had been eliminated and I knew I was at risk=/

I am going to ask the specialist about fmla when i see her. I... Read more »

Fatigue and working 40+ hours a week

Posted by GemineyeSF, 8 Replies
Forgive me for being so specific but... is anybody around 50 years old, positive for...well at least more than a decade and still working your butt off at a very demanding job?

A lot of things kinda hit all at once for me a couple of years ago: 1) I... Read more »