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Is Painful Urination A Symptom Of AIDS

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Joint pain/Urination problems/Rising VL

Dear Dr. Henry: As a follow-up on my current condition, my recent blood counts changed from CD4 254 to 266, and Viral Load 70 to 1,300. I was also having trouble controlling my cholestrol and triglycerides--cholestrol is now at 249, and my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It would be somewhat unusual for Lexiva/ritonavir to cause joint problems just in the knees. I would get a rheumatlogist to evaluate your knees. Neurontin can be helpful for neuropathy but most patients require a must higher dose (i.e. up to 3600... Read more »

red colored urine

hello doc, my friend tested hiv poz 9 mths ago. now she is under medications. the problem with her is that she is havin pain while urinating and color of urine is red. her medications include triomune, virodin, virocomb. what would be the cause of...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
I think it is unlikely that her symptoms are related to her antiretroviral medications. I would be most concerned about a urinary tract infection; however, other things are also possible. She needs to be evaluated by her primary provider.Best,Eric... Read more »

Contact with urine, could I be infected?

Dr. Conway,This will be kind of an odd question, but I am concerned about HIV contact. I was at a nightclub washroom stall urinating when my cellphone fell out of my hand and into the toilet. The toilet handle was not working, so I could tell that...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
To my knowledge, there have not been any cases of HIV transmitted from the urine of an infected person to the skin of an unifected one. As you say, the urine is considered a sterile fluid and I would not consider this an exposure with any risk of... Read more »

Negative HIV Test Trumps Symptoms Everytime, But Why Do I Still Have The Symptoms?

Hi Dr.How are you? I want to tell you that you are the best!My question is, when you say that a negative hiv test trumps symptoms everytime, why do I still have symptoms?I took a 6 month test after a possible exposure (received unprotected oral sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi John,Unfortunately I cannot diagnose the exact cause of your symptoms over the Internet; however, with a negative six-month HIV test, I can with great certainty tell you what's not causing them: It's not HIV. No way. No how.If your... Read more »
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some symptoms, time frame question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I had a very risky unprotected exposure about a week and a half ago. Shortly after I experienced a discharge and pain during urination. I main concern is HIV. About 7-8 days later I started to feel very slugish with a bit of a sore throat. I... Read more »

Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
Hi all. I had a few questions. When someone experiences early symptoms of HIV, do they all come at once? Or can they come seperately. I have had diarrhea for more than a month now, then I started having testicular pain, my neck hurts when I move it... Read more »

AIDS symptoms in ARS? please help, goibng crazy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
The pain is unbearable that i always wake up at dawn at could not get back to sleep anymore. It started with weakness in both upper and lower extremities then after a while burning sensation on the dorsal area of the feet and arms appeared. It went... Read more »

Urine Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi All,
Sorry I typed the wrong time period in the last message. I am under a lot of stress. Ok, I had a Urine test at 8 weeks and tested negative. Does the 95% accurate rule at 25 days still exist with Urine tests?

I have another question also,... Read more »