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Is Tiredness An Early Sign Of HIV

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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...of diagnosis with AIDS. MAC is most likely to occur in people with CD4+ cell counts below 50 and at least one other opportunistic infection (OI). Routine blood tests from people with low CD4+ cell counts can detect MAC at an early stage when it can be treated fairly easily. Drugs can also be used to prevent MAC disease in people with low CD4+ cell counts. If you develop MAC disease, treatment can ease symptoms and improve your quality of...
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Atripla-weight loss, tiredness

Hi,I have been taking Atripla for 3 months now. At the onset of taking Atripla I was at 186 pounds and am now down to 168. I definitely could loose the weight and have talked to my doctor about getting off of this and taking something else due to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...loss has not been a general feature of Atripla so I would be concerned that something else is contributing. There is no other HIV treatment that involves fewer and/or smaller pills than Atripla on the market at present. A small % of patients (<... Read more »

HIV anemia tiredness vs. exhaustion

Hello,Could you tell me the difference between HIV anemia tiredness and HIV anemia exhaustion?Thank-you....you'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
...or exhaustion) is related to anemia. If so, it's then equally important to determine what is the cause of the anemia. If it's HIV-related anemia of chronic disease or AZT-induced anemia, then the treatment of choice would be Procrit. Procrit... Read more »

Not HIV but what if?

Dr. Bob,I know this isn't a HIV question, but you're the man! Can Neuro-Syphillis be detected with the regular blood test for syphillis or there another way to detect for this form of syphillis?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...doctor thinks you might have neurosyphilis, your spinal fluid will be tested as well. TreatmentSyphilis is easy to cure in its early stages. Penicillin, an antibiotic, injected into the muscle is the best treatment for syphilis. If you are... Read more »

Preventing tiredness with Procrit

Hey Doc,I just got home from a dull dinner date that ended badly. I got slapped! I'm beginning to hate Canada. I want to come to SF and have you be my doc. Chicks here are boring and my doc won't even give me the meds I want. I wanted to start...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...harmful as having too few (anemia)!If you are truly fatigued (rather than just "think you might already be tired"), have your HIV specialist check you over. There are many potential causes of fatigue in the setting of HIV disease, ranging from... Read more »
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Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...Lactic Acidosis? Lactic acidosis can develop when your cells make too much lactic acid orwhen your liver isn't working properly. HIV drugs in the nucleoside reversetranscriptase inhibitor (NRTI) class can sometimes cause these problems: ... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Anemia? Anemia and HIV What Causes Anemia? Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Retrieved July 2003 from www.thebody.com/sfaf/winter02/pn.html Venkat K. and Florian P. (2005). Neurological complications of HIV/AIDS. Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS : Retrieved October 2006from ... Read more »
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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. Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The first group of drugs used to treat HIV infection, called nucleoside reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitors, interrupts an early stage of the virus making copies of itself. These drugs may slow the spread of HIV in the body and delay the start... 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. ... Read more »

Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »