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Is Photosensitivity An Hiv Symptom

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Extreme Photosensitivity

A year prior to going onto medication I started getting red welts on my face CD4 count then was approx 300-400. Symptoms became more problematic as my CD4 count deteriorated to 200 over the following 12 months. Starting Ritonavir 100mg, Atazanavir...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen a small number of patients who seemed to develop UV light sensitivity from HIV infection-their course was variable and not consistently improved after starting effective therapy. It might be worth considering switching your HIV meds... Read more »

Sun Sensitivity

For the past couple of years I have been experienceing sun sensitivity (i.e. little blisters that appear all over my skin regardless of the amount of time spent in sun). These appear only on the parts of my body that have been exposed to the sun. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have had a modest number of patients over the years seem to develop UV light hypersensitivity and often it has been difficult to clearluy pinpoint the offending drug or agent. I cannot identify any one of the three HIV meds that you are taking as... Read more »

Can HIV alone cause Nausea?

I had unprotected sex with a call girl and now has all signs of HIV after 5 weeks. Terribly worried. What bothers most are: a)Nausea: esp. around meal time; b) Dizzy: this is hand-in-hand with nausea. c) headache; d) Myalgia: neck and forearms; e)...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...any of these): viral syndrome (fevers, swollen glands); skin rash and oral ulcers; meningitis-like symptoms (severe headache, photosensitivity or stiff neck). Best advice is to get tested, if in doubt.John A. Bartlett, M.D. Read more »

Sun-sensitive to unknown meds

I take Diovan, Coreg, Niacinamide, 81 mg aspirin, Vytorin, Truvada, Sustiva. I seem to break out when in the sun only my inner thighs near my groin and buttocks area. It gets very red, itchy and sometimes very intense red spots. But don't anywhere...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Vytorin can rarely cause photosensitivity and niacinamide can cause flushing. Those drugs would generally be more likely related to your skin sensitivity than your HIV Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...Parasthesias other mild neurological symptoms Leg weakness Dry eyes Dry mouth Dry skin Gingivitis Aphtous ulcers Periodontal disease Photosensitivity Floaters Joint paint Generalized swollen lymph nodes Persistant Rashes resistant to treatment... Read more »

Similar symptoms to HIV but not HIV

Posted by Redeye77, 1 Reply
...After doing much research and still experiencing some symptoms it seems like there is something out there that mimics HIV symptoms but is quite difficult to diagnose. Maybe it's new STD? Seems like reiters syndrome will fUse many of the same... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

initial symptoms of hiv - most common symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I need some help from others with hiv. What was and when did it hit you the inital onset of strange symptoms. I know one said they felt whipped out with tired feeling. Was that immed. after sexual episode or acouple weeks later. Also, were... Read more »