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How To Treat Fatigue When You Are Hiv Positive

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Fatigue

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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Chronic fatigue and HIV (CAUSES OF HIV-ASSOCIATED FATIGUE, 2010) (PROVIGIL, 2010)

I tested poz Jan. 97 and have been and remain "HIV+ asyptomatic". However, as time has progressed, as I've aged (I'm 46 years old now), and as I've had to add medications to my HIV meds for HIV and HIV medication side...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi J in NYC,HIV-associated fatigue is extremely common. That's why we have an entire expert forum devoted to the topic! The cause of HIV-associated fatigue often turns out to be multifactorial. That means there are several contributing... Read more »

just tested positive, fatigue

Dear Dr. Frascino,I was tested HIV positive just 1 week ago. Today I received my bloodtest as follows. Viral load 15.000 and CDU-4 at 489. My doctor advices me to not yet start medication but I am a little bit worried. I am fatigued already for 1...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello John,Sorry to hear about your positive test. I'm not sure things are very different in Thailand than elsewhere. HIV specialists are often overwhelmed and consequently are unable to spend as much time as they would like with each patient.... Read more »

does being hiv positive age you faster than if you weren't positive?

I am a 40 yr.old hiv + woman,has chronic fatigue,and has high blood pressure,high cholesterol,high triglycerides,all complications due to hiv meds,does the complications of meds and the disease age a person faster than if you were hiv negative?...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Untreated HIV and particularly progression of HIV to illness, is associated with accelerated aging. People may notice accelerated aging of the skin and greying of the hair. Furthermore, changes in immune function with HIV in part mimic the changes... Read more »

Fatigue/Fever HIV Positive and no health insurance

A friend of my (realy)has had a fever (100 to 104.8) for several months. He lost his job, now he has no health insurance. I finally convinienced him to seek public health care. He was tested a week ago, it was HIV positive. He had blood taken for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I wish everyone had friends like you! Your friend sounds quite ill. I do not believe he should wait 2 weeks to se a physician. If he can't be seen at the public health HIV clinic and is running high fevers, he should go to the Emergency Room... Read more »
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