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Is Achy Balls A Symptom Of HIV

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...sheet called AIDS Defining Conditions ) A CD4 cell count of 200 cells or less (a normal CD4 count is about 600 to 1,500) How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or...
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hiv+ with body pains

hi my friend is hiv+ and experiences alot o body pains and fatiuge. She has done her cd4 count, it was 1000. Her doctor says she does not need to take arvs, what can she take to boost her immunity?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...count= 1000 there is no proven way to boost effective immunity. Taking a multiple vitamin with minerals is often recommended. Aches and pains and fatigue are common in the general population so it is often tough to link those symptoms with the... Read more »

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
Hello,First off your symptoms "I hurt all over and it switches from place to place. I also have sharp pains in the soles of my hands and palms of my feet" are not consistent with HIV-associated distal sensory polyneuropathy, nor are they... 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 or joint/tendon conditions. Evaluation by a... 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 of any major concern about interaction between your supplements and abacavir that would... Read more »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

... has more information on CD4 cells. Without treatment, your CD4 cell count will most likely go down. You might start having signs of HIV disease like fevers, night sweats, diarrhea, or swollen lymph nodes. If you have HIV disease, these problems... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
Project Inform

Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

...increase a person's risk for heart disease. Tesamorelin does not affect subcutaneous fat , or the fat that's found above the stomach muscles but below the skin. Body Shape Changes Many people with HIV, about 1 in 4, face a condition called... Read more »
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Are these symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I know the ARS symptoms (from what I have read in this site) are fever, rash, fatigue, achy body, swollen lymph glands, soar throat, head ache, vomit, etc, but I never saw anything about burning sensation nor pins and Read more »

JawACHES

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is a aching jaw a sign of anything related to HIV/ARS. Please answer this question for you. I have to know. Thank you. Read more »

sweating and throat

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and am getting a bad taste too. I am also finding myself sweating even though its not hot. Any idea if these could be the symptoms of HIV? Read more »

HIV infected without any symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there any case that people found out to be HIV infected without having any symptoms?Also, what kinds of support do they offer for non-American resident? Read more »