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Symptoms Of Shingles Pain

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Test Positive Aware Network


...toxicity: The most common are Injection Site Reactions (ISRs), which occur in virtually all patients. The severity of reaction is variable, and for most is mild to moderate. Symptoms could include itching, swelling, redness, pain or tenderness, hardened skin or bumps. Bumps termed "nodules" seem to occur more frequently and severely in areas of high muscle mass (most notably the center of the stomach -- the abs -- and the legs). They will...
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Unbearable Headache - 4+ weeks...

Hi, I am really having a rough time. I have been POZ since 2005, and taking meds for the past 2 years. Started on Atripla, but had intermittent headaches and fatigue. Doc switched me to Epzicom/Lexiva/Norvir. Worked well, but had diarhea...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...such as polymyalgia rheumatica can cause symptoms like you describe if there is associated stiffness of the muscles where the pain is located. Seeing a neurologist sounds like a good plan. KH Read more »

pains in body, anaemia

The symptoms I am having...I had strange feeling in my arms, moved from side to side, and moved after disapearance to belly. The skin was irritated but not something I can explain, clothes not feeling good against me, something like mild sunburn. I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...relatively high dose ritonavir, and this can cause a number of the side effects you describe, with respect to the various aches and pains. Is there any way you could go off it (using a non-nucleoside drug)or at least go on another protease... Read more »

Asian guy - very worried

Dr DaarThis is my situation: I am a 27-year old circumcised male. Late April this year I had sex with a sex worker. In the middle of intercourse, we heard a 'pop' sound. The girl felt and realised something was wrong because about a few seconds...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Thank you for your post. Shingles is not something one would expect to see with primary HIV infection. It does occur in those with chronic HIV infection but as your provider stated it is also common in those without HIV. Regardless, I do agree... Read more »

Shingles (herpes zoster)

What is the average amount of time or average T-cell count for shingles to occur after being infected with HIV?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...they should talk to their doctor to determine what factors may have led to reactivation of the varicella zoster virus. If the symptoms of shingles are unusually very severe, a person should talk to their doctor about being tested for HIV and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...Potential side effects and toxicity: Headache, fatigue or weakness, malaise (general ill feeling), nausea, diarrhea, stomach pains, loss of appetite, yellowing of skin/eyes, changed skin color, dry mouth/sore throat, taste changes, painful... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...any infection that's present, cells and fluids are recruited to the site of the damage. This shows up as swelling, redness and pain. Inflammation can appear nearly anywhere in your body. It can occur in an organ like the liver, in lymph nodes,... Read more »
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...Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: Most common include cough, fever, cold, rash, muscle and joint pain, stomach pain, and dizziness. Other potential side effects may include liver toxicity; an allergic reaction... Read more »
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can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...her lips when I have started kissing. After 2 days i had an ache near to my eyes(Upper side due to sinusitis blockage).That pain withered away within 5days.Then I had no problem for sometime.Now after a month I am having back pain(upper back)... Read more »

When does the pain not feel like pain anymore?

Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies not allowed to ever read it. When I look around the world thru the eye glasses of the net, I see a whole hell of alot of pain and suffering. Friends who helped me initially now are now doing serious battle against a simple infection that a 2... Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

Muscle Pain Fibromyalgia & Myofascial Pain

Posted by NaturalMale, 3 Replies
...survivor here, protease inhibitor usage going on 8 years, with multiple drug resistance and changes. I have been having muscle pain, mainly back and neck, but also all over body pain. I used to be able to exercise and weight lift but now the... Read more »