Is Shortness Of Breath At Night A Symptom Of Hiv

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The Well Project


...Pneumonia refers to any inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by a germ (infection). It can involve both lungs, one lung, or one part of a lung. Pneumonia often requires hospitalization and can even lead to death. Symptoms: Shortness of breath (dyspnea) Cough with sputum (materials such as mucus and pus that are coughed up from the lungs) Dry cough Fatigue Fever Chills Diagnosis: Abnormal chest X-ray Sputum sample for...
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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 »

Symptoms associated with long-term HIV

I really wasn't sure to which forum to submit my question, but this seemed like the most appropriate.I've been HIV positive for 17 years, and was relatively asymptomatic for the first 12 years or so. About five years ago I began having mild symptoms...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good set of issues /questions for which good data is still lacking. Chronic HIV infection may accelerate aging and fraility which can manifest itself in a number of ways which are often non-specific. The effect of antiretroviral therapy may be... Read more »

New Symptoms: which tests...which possible causes?

I have additional symptoms now - shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, gastric reflux despite taking 40mg of Nexium at night before dinner (I wake up withmouthfuls of food most nights, which is terrible), pharyngitis and a tendency to bruise...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
It sounds like you have severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This is associated with reduced competence of the lower esophageal sphincter muscle. This is probably not related to HIV and is a very common disorder. You should see a... Read more »

HIV Symptoms

I recently (5 days ago) had unprotected sex with a girl I didn't know and I'm freaking out! I've been absorbing all the information I can on websites about HIV symptoms, but to this point I'm more confused than ever. Since the encounter and over...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Stop the madness! You are not going to be able to figure out if you have HIV or not based on symptoms that you may or may not be experiencing, so do your best to get out of that trap.A couple of things. One should only begin to question the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...been tired? Compared to a few months ago, how has your activity level changed? How do you feel when you are tired? Are you short of breath? Are your muscles sore? Is it difficult to concentrate or remember? Is it hard to get interested in... Read more »
The Well Project


Table of Contents Introduction Forms of TB TB and HIV Preventing TB Diagnosing TB TB Symptoms TB Treatment The Bottom Line Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious respiratory disease of the lungs and respiratory... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...cough. Beware of cough medicines since some have a high content of alcohol. If you have difficulty sleeping, raise your head at night with an extra pillow if coughing or stuffy breathing keeps you awake. Avoiding smoking and breathing secondhand... 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 »

23f Terrified my life will be destroyed if tested

Posted by lilgirl, 2 Replies
...I am a 23 year old girl who has been recently having some symptoms of HIV. It all started with a bad fever with profuse sweating I had about a month ago. Although the fever only lasted about a week, 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 »