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Is Fatigue A Sign Of HIV

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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.
Ask the Experts

normal fatigue and re normal fatigue

Hi Dr. Bob. I read through some of your answers to questions on fatigue, but had a hard time finding any dealing with a situationa like mine. I've been HIV+ for 11 years,and have been through many of the different drug therapies more due to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Steve,Don't you just hate it when other folks tell us we're supposed to feel terrible just because we have HIV? What's "normal" about progressive fatigue? No, my friend, it is not "just a normal part of the HIV... Read more »

Pregnancy with indeterminate hiv results (resubmitted from the fatigue and anemia forum)

I am 12 weeks pregnant and my hiv test came back positive but inconclusive. I asked my doctor if I was givin the western blot test and they said no that is why they sent me some where else. I went to that place yesterday and they werent even going...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately there is no way for me to know exactly what tests were run based on the limited information provided. What I can tell you is that HIV-screening tests are far too often inappropriately ordered (wrong test) and incorrectly... Read more »


Dear Doctor, Could you please inform regarding XMRV?As I understand it is a virus that kills CD4 as HIV and will kill you if not treated.. Correct?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Here's the latest on XMRV. See informationa and link below. Dr. Bob<a href="">Dr Bob Greetings, i have tested positive for XMRV Jan 12, 2011</a>2 Studies Examine... Read more »

hiv/first signs

I have been diagnosed with HIV. My t-cells were around 950 and viral load at around 14500. The only signs I have noticed are swollen lymphnodes, fatigue,and headaches. What should I do for headaches if constant, and what will the doctors do to...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
You need to go to your doctor to consider treatment for HIV or for other infection.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the first signs of H.I.V.(if exposed) during the first 8 weeks? Read more »


Posted by planonstaying, 7 Replies
i was recently diagnosed and am still waiting for bloodwork I got the test because of fatigue issues i have been having. most other stuff had been eliminated and I knew I was at risk=/

I am going to ask the specialist about fmla when i see her. I... Read more »

Are these early signs

Posted by seekneg, 3 Replies
Hi, please help:
In 13 years, I just had once non-protected sex with a girl that looks healthy for about 15 mn, ejaculating outside. 12 days later, my body got hot, sweating all the time for now 7 weeks. Test came negatif on 17th day of exposure... Read more »

Been over a year! Could I be getting signs now?

Posted by scared1305, 4 Replies
Hi, I had a risky experience over a year ago and after thirty days went and got checked and got negative results! But was not told to come back and get tested. I abstained from my partner until my results because I thought I was Okay! Now I have... Read more »