Is Having A Lower Back Pain An Early Sign Of HIV?

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Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

... Osteonecrosis Osteonecrosis causes pain in the joints, usually in the hip area. At first the pain might only occur when you put weight on the joint. In more severe cases the pain could be constant. An MRI scan can spot early stages. X-rays and other scans can detect advanced osteonecrosis. Diet and Healthy Bones Even though you cannot control some of the things that lead to bone disease, you can control your diet. The mineral...
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Management of Norvir Side effects: Abdominal/Back pain

Are there any tip or tricks to managing abdominal/lower back pain related to taking Norvir?I take this drug I gelcap 2 times a day and am after one week experiencing relatively intense abdominal cramping and lower back pain which is about 8 on a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine drug resistance a non-ritonavir based PI regimen (such as atazanvir with Epzicom or fosamprenavir). I would involve your HIV doc early in the discussion given the amount of discomfort you are experienceing. An evaluation looking for... Read more »

Severe Lower Back Pain associated w/ Neupogen Injections

Dear Dr. Salisbury,I am a 33 yr. old Mexican/Italian male w/ HIV and Karposis Sarcoma. Between Doxil infusions I must inject myself with Neupogen daily. I had my second dose of Neupogen, yesterday evening, around 6pm. It's 4am, the very next...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
Hi, Yes the pain you are experiencing is usually associated with the neupogen injections. It is often referred to as "bone Pain". Pain management can be difficult. Usually tylenol or advil are used initially. If no relief, you should contact... Read more »

Anxiety is killing me....

Dr. Bob, This site has been extremely helpful, but for my own sanity I would like to ask a question regarding whether I need to be worried about HIV or not. I apologize for the length of this question, but need to ask someone else. So I started...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You accurately assessed your HIV-acquisition risk. Unprotected insertive oral sex carries only a very minimal risk for HIV transmission. Protected insertive anal Read more »

Re: need advice and importantly your karma(please) - will donate

Dear Dr. Bob,Thanks for your reply again. I have duly (and happily) donated to the The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation. As promised, I hope to be able to make a generous donation at the 3 month stage too.I got the results. My lymphocytes were...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(almost light-headed). feel more sleepy than usual.t minus 5 days: sore throat and headache (empty head) continues/re-occurred. lower back pain. neck pain. weakness. 1 small ulcer inner cheek appears and clears up.yesterday: sore throat, mild... Read more »
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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? Read more »

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Emtricitabine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme (a... Read more »

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Tenofovir DF works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...least one other opportunistic infection (OI). Routine blood tests from people with low CD4+ cell counts can detect MAC at an early stage when it can be treated fairly easily. Drugs can also be used to prevent MAC disease in people with low CD4+... Read more »
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Need to shake this feeling, please help

Posted by Anxietyridden, 2 Replies
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Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
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Back Again with a new Q

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...until late infection (and this is mostly because of the treatments) but I have read multiple times that it can occur during the early stages of infection and it's scary. I guess I am just having a hard time grappling with the fact that the most... Read more »

Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »