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Is Ache In Testicles An Early Sign Of HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results faster than a test for antibodies alone. Risk of Immune Damage Some people think that there's not much harm done in the early stages of HIV infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). This is not true! Up to 60% of infection-fighting "memory" CD4 cells (see Fact...
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Body Aches For A Month

Hello Dr. Bob, I have written you before, but know that you can only answer a selected few. I cannot make a donation at this time (just graduated from college and paying off those dreaded student loans that your best friend Bush keeps raising the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...However, if you remain concerned, a single HIV test at the three-month mark will give you a definitive and conclusive result. Testing prior to three months is not considered to be definitive.Good luck. I very strongly doubt HIV has anything to do... Read more »

Are these aches and pains normal?

My partner found out about six months ago that he is HIV pos. He also has a mild hernia in his vertebra; L3,L4, and L5. He is on pain medications for this because about three months ago the pain became unbearable, but he is also suffering from pain...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Several rheumatologic conditions may be more common in HIV+ persons though most pain as you describe has little to do with HIV and more to do with local non-HIV factors like nerve compression Read more »

aches and pains

Hi thereI switched from zerit to abacavir due to weight loss 21 months ago and the problem does seem to be reversing at last, definitely on the limbs and after seeing photos of my face from a year ago, there is significant improvement there too. In...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You don't mention what other HIV medications you are on but joint pain has not been generally linked to chronic use of abacavir to my knowledge. I an not aware Read more »

Body aches

Hello. First I would like to commend you on a well developed site with a vast array of resources.In January 2006at age 26, I was a male victim of rape. I went to the doctor, they did all these tests. At that time my HIV status was negative. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,My first question is whether your HIV-positive diagnosis was ever officially confirmed. A negative ELISA and positive RNA could be due to a falsely positive RNA. If Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...one or two weeks. Most people think it's the flu. Some people have no symptoms. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on the early stage of HIV infection. The virus will multiply in your body for a few weeks or even months before your immune... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...unaware of your status also means that you could pass HIV to others without knowing it. For women who plan to become pregnant, testing is especially important. If a woman is infected with HIV, medical care and certain drugs given during... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...manufacturer of leptin to do larger studies in HIV+people. Metformin This diabetes drug showed promise in reducing belly fat in early studies.However later studies have not confirmed this and have even shown that it mayworsen lipoatrophy. Fat... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Muscle Aches and Pains

...Permanent discontinuation of d4T should be considered for anyone with confirmed lactic acidosis. Tips for Handling Muscle Aches and Pains While discontinuing a problematic drug can often solve muscle problems, that may not be an option for... Read more »
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slight body aches

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, I tested negative at 5 months, but right now, about 11 months after the incident, I have slight body aches (my neck, legs, back, feet). Read more »

hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why is losing weight a sympton for early hiv?? how does it make you lose weight can someone please tell me im scared that i might be hiv positive Read more »

worried : aches, rash, etc.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, about 6 months ago (early January, 2000), I had protected sex with a female in a massage parlor. You can never tell if those women have HIV or not. I Read more »

slight aches and pains back again

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...those body aches came back again, although not as bad. Anyone know what could be the cause. Should I still be concerned for HIV? Could body aches occur in people infected with HIV at 7 months? Read more »