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Is Shortness Of Breath A Symptom Of Hiv

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Fungal Infections

...only mild symptoms. In HIV-positive people with low CD4 cell counts (below 200), the infection can be life threatening. However, histoplasmosis is not a common disease in HIV-positive people. Symptoms: Fever Fatigue Shortness of breath Cough Weight loss Diagnosis: Confirmation of the organism in sample of blood, sputum, or other tissue Treatment: Initial intravenous amphotericin B, then change to maintenance therapy with...
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hiv symptoms after 10 months

hello, im having hiv symptoms after 10 months of possible exposure. hives, shortness of breath, facial wasting and herpes after the first month of exposure. i got tested 6 months after the exposure and it was negative and again at 10 months after...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The symptoms you describe are not specific to HIV infection and many peole may have them. Since you have tested negative 10 months after having picked up herpes, as long as you have not have any additional high-risk exposure, you are indded... Read more »

Feeling tired and shortness of breath

HI Doctor Frascino thank you for taking your time to answer my concerns. First i am currently on Combivir twice a day, Norvir once at night and Reyataz also once at night. My last lab showed that i was a anemic. Since i been on the regime of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the AZT component of your Combivir (AZT plus 3TC). The common symptoms associated with anemia include:1.extreme tiredness;2.shortness of breath;3.rapid heartbeat;4.exercise intolerance;5.paleness;6.headache;7.decreased sex... Read more »

General Mid-day fatigue & shortness of breath

I am 15 years HIV+, relatively asymptomatic, except for Shingles in 95. Tcell range is 225 - 260, steady there for over two years, viral load undetectable, currently on Saquinivir, AZT, 3TC, and Septra (3X per week,) and have been for two years. I...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloThank you for your detailed clinical summary (and for your candor). Returning to work after even a brief absence due to medical challenges can produce major anxiety. Prior to the era of the "combination therapy cocktails", returning to work was... Read more »

Alcohol/Shortness of breath?

I am asking this question in either a HIV or non HIV setting as I dont know if this is actually HIV related or not. For a while now I have been getting a sort of shortness of breath, not so bad I cant breath but sort of as my though my neck is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is for persons with HIV (or their docs) to ask specific questions about the side effects of HIV treatment or symptoms related to HIV/AIDS. Your symptoms would unlikely be related to HIV infection per se. You should discuss with your... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special... Read more »
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Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...for indigestion. For some people, the first sign of heart disease is a heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack include: Shortness of breath Heart palpitations (irregular beats) Increased heart rate Weakness Dizziness Nausea/vomiting ... Read more »
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Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...The symptoms of lactic acidosis include: Persistent nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain Unexplained tiredness Shortness of breath Rapid breathing Enlarged or tender liver Cold or blue hands and feet Abnormal... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...dangerous condition calledlactic acidosis. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain; feelingvery weak and tired; and shortness of breath. Be sure your health care provider is ordering regular lab tests to monitoryou for metabolic... Read more »
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Just plain Tired!!!

Posted by LadyK26, 1 Reply
...I got sick to my stomach and had severe body aches to the point where I went to the doctor. I started sweating at night and shortness of breath. I tested negative for STDs and HIV but I was still in my window period. I was also treated for a... Read more »

Shortness of breath

Posted by garret99
...count went from 155 to 260 and my viral load was undetectable. Everything has been great up until about 2 weeks ago, i developed shortness of breath, well i live in thailand and my doctor seems a bit aloof....he took a chest xray and all normal... Read more »

Eric? Anyone?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm the one who got 6 weeks neg todoyay. I just got back from the Dr., could think of some other explinations for rash on chest and back but not for all sympoms except (I know) HIV. Wanted to do a differnt test, more accurate. Says it would show up... Read more »

Medical Question

Posted by Anonymous
...the why than the matching up of a symptom. Folks talk about HIV symptoms. It seems like a dry mouth, lymph nodes swollen, shortness of breath top the list of what people "match up" as symptoms. My question isn't to dispute if these are... Read more »