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Lymphnode Discomfort Associated Early Hiv

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An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...replacing deoxythymidine 5'-triphosphate in the newly developing HIV DNA, stavudine is able to stop reverse transcriptase from completing its job. This prevents the HIV DNA strand from being formed and halts the HIV life cycle. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Stavudine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 24, 1994, for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and...
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dizziness and armpit discomfort side effects

I have been tested positive since August 2009. My CD 4 was 328, viral load was about 20,000. My doctor gave me Stocrin and Truvada for treatment since then. My side effects has been minor except when I first started for the first 3 weeks, I happened...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...level in the blood to see if you run a high level. The arm pit complaint would be rather unusual to be due directly due to your HIV regimen. I recommend a full examination to see what other conditions could be contributing to that problem. KH Read more »


Hello BarbaraJust a quick question and easy question (for a woman of your talent). I have discomfort in my lower right side of my back, near 3rd lowest rib. Also on the front right rib at the same position. Sometimes I have discomfort in the mid...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...fatty liver is that most people have no symptoms to cause them to see a doctor. So it goes undiagnosed.I would suspect that your discomfort has nothing to do with your fatty liver. The kidney stones would probably be more relevant if you had... Read more »

Discomfort in armpits

I hope you can help me.For approximately 3 years I have had sporadic discomfort in my armpits, usually my left. This tends to happen when my body temperature is warmer,when I am physically exerting myself (walking for a period etc) or sometimes just...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...It doesn't really sound like typical HIV, or drugs related side effects. Without an obvious lymph node to feels I would also be surprised of this was it. More likely Read more »

What is thrush and when does it occur?

Is thrush common in early stages - specifically in the window? What are the symptoms?Is a whitish tongue thrush? If not, is it something related?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Thrush is not at all common in the early stages of HIV disease but can be seen in some newly-infected individuals as part of the acute retroviral syndrome. The symptoms are Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...high viral load. The main reason for waiting is to avoid any possible negative effects of the drugs on the fetus during the early stages of its development. Another reason for waiting is to avoid taking pills during the first trimester, when you... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Heart Disease Basics Symptoms of Heart Disease/Attack Risk Factors for Heart Disease HIV and Heart Disease Reducing the Risk for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Heart Disease Basics Many... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
Project Inform

Human Papillomavirus and HIV Disease and perhaps into other parts of the body. For more treatment information, call Project Inform's toll-free National HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline at 1-800-822-7422. Read more »
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HIV Skin Symptoms (Pics) Please Read

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...sound ridiculous but honestly it was one of the first signs that I started to worry. Is it possible that OHL can show up in early stages especially if the viral load is high? Last summer, around June/July (almost a year after possible exposure)... Read more »

Discomfort under my arms

Posted by dotman32, 3 Replies
...discomfort under my arms .. not pain .. just dull discomfort. I don't see my PCP till mid September. At my appointment in early June my CD4 was 500 and my VL 600. I'm not on any meds. Poz since last November. Anyone ever experience something... Read more »

throat discomfort & white spots

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, Has anyone ever had throat discomfort as if someting was stuck in the throat and white spots behind uvula which can be scraped off but they do not completely disappear. Read more »

symptoms/vaginal discomfort?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and did they stick around? I have had all type of tests and the doctors say everything comes back normal, I will get another hiv test in Feb. I also have a question for women with hiv. I dont have yeast but I have strep A, I have taken the meds... Read more »