Is Chest Pain Associated With Acute Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...behavior. Is it possible to overdose from methamphetamine? Yes, one can fatally overdose from use of methamphetamine. Increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and vascular constriction affect many organ systems, causing heart problems, stroke, and acute kidney failure. They usually result in direct toxic effects, followed by multiple organ failure. Death from a methamphetamine overdose is associated with the rapid onset of kidney...
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clean from heroin for 1 month.....

hello i am an active 23 year old recovering heroin addict. i already know i have acute hepatitis c. but since i have been clean i have not gotten an hiv test.(which i am doing VERY soon)it is very likly that i have been exposed so hiv. but if i did...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello A. S. Detroit,Severe chest pains and headaches are not common symptoms associated withHIV disease. However, it is possible your symptoms are related to your past heroin abuse or your acute hepatitis.Telling you Read more »

Possible ARS Symtoms? (POPPERS, 2010)

First of all, thank you so much for your time. Let me start my story by saying that currently I'm awaiting results from an HIV DNA test. I took an antibodies test 2 weeks ago for a possible exposure I may have had 7 weeks prior. It came back...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...more recently becoming dependent on poppers and using them when pleasuring myself. However, I have noticed that I am getting pains in my chest and I am not sure whether this is due to the poppers or due to a recent bad cold I have just had. I... Read more »

history of cd4 and cd8 lymphopenia but hiv 1 and hiv 2 and western blot has been ruled out

my cd4 count is at 478/ul lymph is at 36.8% my cd8 count is at 113/ul lymph 8.7% but have never tested pos for hiv 1 or hiv 2 or western blot . in 2005 i had a pneumocystis carinii pneumonia i was also tested and tested neg for hiv . i was ok after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treating this relatively rare condition. The first thing he or she would do is confirm the diagnosis by ruling out other illnesses associated with low CD4 counts, such as Sjgren's syndrome, sarcoidosis, etc.Next, why are your "only thoughts now... Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation phase will show us whether lung function improves with smoking cessation in HIV-positive individuals and what factors are associated with successful cessation," said Mr. Kadri. "Clinically, this study shows that HIV patients need to quit... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...protect the immune system from damage by HIV. Immune damage shows up as lower CD4 cell counts and higher viral loads. These are associated with higher rates of disease. Older people (over 40 years old) have weaker immune systems. They do not... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV-Associated Pneumonias

...the time of presentation with PCP, emphasizing the need for early HIV testing.) Globally, TB is the major pulmonary infection associated with the HIV epidemic. In sub-Saharan Africa, TB is probably the most common pulmonary complication of HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...there are some risk factors that you will not be able to change, there are many things that you can do to reduce your risk for heart problems: Quit smoking -- smoking is the biggest risk factor for heart disease Watch your blood pressure --... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...partner (domestic) violence Other responsibilities such as child care or caring for a sick partner The stigma associated withHIV Active substance abuse Depression Lack of financial resources and/or social... Read more »
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HIV and Chickens

Posted by wifey, 2 Replies
...concerned about the chicken droppings. I know people that are HIV+ shouldnt change cat litter and was wondering about any dangers associated with being around the droppings. He has decided he wants to be "farmer brown". I cant find anything about... Read more »

can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...since last one week.However the pain has decreased a lot.I had no dry cough but a running nose.Can these be an counted as acutehiv symptoms. Doc currently I am in my last year of my Information tech course.Since last 1 month I am not able to... Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...for my earlier angy post, but a diagnosis that you are losing control of your emotions and your higher brain functions due to HIV is most distressing. My HIV specialist and my AIDS neurologist at UCLA have both told me that the occurrence of HIV... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...ulcers, colitis, colon problems, gas, chronic fatigue, aches and pains and many kinds of subtle and nagging health problems. Even acute infections such as the common cold, Epstein Bar Virus, bladder infections, skin eruptions, etc. can be... Read more »
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