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How Long Without Meds Until AIDS Develops

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long term HIV meds

I am in a lot of pain daily. Bones feel liked there breakin all lab work come out good. Can this pain be caused by the 13 years on HIV meds?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...bone/joint/muscle health is recommended (work up may include DEXA bone scan and calcium/vitamin D/hormone checks). Chronic use of HIV meds doesn't generally directly cause pain as you describe though there may be some circumstances (ie tenofovir... Read more »

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What Is AIDS?

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Starting Meds Tomorrow...NEED ADVICE!!!

Posted by running4it, 4 Replies
...hardest time swallowing pills, I dont know how I will get through this. Question: How do people who cant swallow pills take HIV meds? Can pills be crushed? Any stories or suggestions out there would help me. Read more »

started meds and hate it.

Posted by frank74, 9 Replies
...I started meds because my vl was too high 100,000 and cd4 dropped to below 500. I don't have any physical issues with meds but I is more emotional. Read more »

Anyone have a strong seroconversion and lived long

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...sweets and severe headaches.. continued for for 3 months. I was wondering if anyone else had something like this and lived long before developing AIDS. Thanks for you answer Read more »

is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »