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Is Tiredness A Symptom Of HIV

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Is tiredness a symptom?

Posted by James1941, 5 Replies
Tested HIV+ in Sept 2005, contracted it in March or April 2005 (I think) regular monitoring, still no medication, readings holding steady. What I want to know is whether tiredness is a symptom of HIV. For example, my home is fairly small but more... Read more »

Is tiredness a symptom - thanks

Posted by James1941, 1 Reply
Thanks to all who replied - next quarterly visit to the doctor and I will definitely bring it up with him.

I don't think its depression, I believe that there is good news and bad news in most events and I prefer to concentrate on the good news. EG: ... Read more »

What are common symptoms of serconversion?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
When someone is seroconvering , what are the typical symptoms? tiredness? vomiting? nausea? diarrhea? Do you feel like your body is going crazy on you? 1000 different pains here and there or ??????? Any input from the Pro's would be appreciated..... Read more »

Ears and Throat????respond PLEASE!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello all. I'm having a problem. I have some symptoms of HIV, like tiredness, headache, etc, but I also have this itch very deep down in my ears and my tonsils. The itch is so severe that I have to stick anything from a safety pin to an ink pen in... Read more »

Lymphadenopathy - symptoms

Posted by ManyQuestions, 1 Reply
I have had multiple symptoms of hiv over the last three and a half months, although I don't recall any of them happening together. (tiredness, oral ulcer, joint pain, small swollen lymph nodes in neck and on one side of groin, lymph nodes also... Read more »
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HIV anemia tiredness vs. exhaustion

Hello,Could you tell me the difference between HIV anemia tiredness and HIV anemia exhaustion?'re the best. You always make me smile.Smiley ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Smiley,Can I tell you the difference between being tired and being exhausted? Hmmmmm - is this a trick question? Well, let's see. There is an old proverb that might help: "Man who runs in front of car gets TIRED while man who runs... Read more »

Tiredness PCP

My last viral load was 8,984 and T-cell 437. I was taking Bactrim to prevent PCP up to 14 months ago. I have Asthma and had to go to emergency room in September of 2003 and they put back on Bactrim for four weeks and breathing went back to normal....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Jim,It would be unlikely to have PCP with a CD4 count of 437. It occurs most often in folks whose counts fall below 200. However, you were on PCP prophylaxis in the past, so I assume you had CD4 counts below 200 in the past, right? I would... Read more »

Fatigue extreme tiredness

HiI have been positive for 18 years and currently my VL is undetectable and CD4 >600. My doctor has changed me to kivexa over a period of 5 weeks now and have progressively feeling extreme exhaustion some body aches and sleeping a lot. Have been...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.It would be unusual for a medication side effect to not occur daily (though, I do suppose possible, if there were other factors that influenced the severity of the symptoms), and for what it's worth, this... Read more »


I've been positive for more that a year now. My viral load is 900 and cd4 - 500. I am doing great, not on meds. but i have been getting really tired and exausted. also, i ocassionally get tingling (as if something is crawling under my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Confused,Perhaps what your doctor means is that with a CD4 count of 500 you are not at any great risk for significant HIV-related opportunistic infections, such as PCP, CMV, MAC, etc. However, you are HIV-positive and have a detectable viral... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange


Fatigue (tiredness, weakness or a lack of energy) -- crawling out of bed feeling like you've been hit by a truck and going downhill from there -- can be caused by many HAART combinations. Just taking all those drugs seems to wear some people's... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

Early Symptoms Many people will not have any symptoms when they first become infected with HIV. They may, however, have a flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus. This illness may include Fever Headache Tiredness... Read more »
The Well Project

Stress Management and HIV

Table of Contents Stress and HIV Signs of Stress Common Causes of Stress How to Decrease Stress Depression Other Tips for Reducing Stress Stress and HIV Everyone deals with a certain amount of stress every day. But if you are... Read more »
Ortho Biotech

Many With HIV Accept Symptoms of Fatigue as "Fact of Life"

Bridgewater, NJ -- Since HIV was first diagnosed more than 25 years ago, treatment of the disease and its symptoms has come a long way, with patients today living longer than ever before. 1 However, despite improvements in treatment for the... Read more »