Is Protein In Urine A Sign Of Hiv

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Low Viral load but high abnormal proteins.

Thank you for the support, I 37, I was diagnosed with HIV 10 years ago. My vl is 5300 , cd4 500 and I have never been on treatment, but my body is constantly fatigued and in pain. I have a severe neck pain, seen specialists from a neurologist to a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question.The high proteins are a common finding with HIV. These represent abnormal regulation of antibody production due to imbalance of the immune system Read more »

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