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too many health problems cropping up

Hello there,I was diagnosed in February 2009 and have most likely been HIV+ for 3 years. My CD4 is 830, compared to 700 in February and viral load remains at 4000. I am not taking ARV medication. The past year however has been a catalogue of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with some rheumatological problems; however, your sciatica and right elbow pain are not suggestive of an HIV-related problem. Shingles, limited to one dermatome (one side of the body and in one specific area), is not suggestive of an HIV-related... Read more »

Just diagnosed and also have shingles please answer!

I am 22 year old male in the UK and have just had the devastating news that I am HIV+. I wouldn't... Read more »

Will my CD4 count be likely to stay low?

I was diagnosed with HIV yesterday and am coping better than I anticipated. I'm really keen to do... Read more »
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Fuzeon

...inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: To date, none that are clinically... Read more »
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Atripla

...inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: See the drugs contained in Atripla:... Read more »
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Invirase

...inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: Viramune, Sustiva, and Mycobutin... Read more »
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Viracept

...inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: Viracept increases levels of Invirase... Read more »
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Chances that I am HIV positive?

Posted by Tallscot, 1 Reply
...week that she is HIV Positive and thinks she got it from her ex-husband either in 2004 or in 2007. She started to get ill with Shingles and a sore throat in 2008. We approx had sex about 12 times and most of that was with a Condom but maybe about... Read more »

raltegravir questions please help me out here

Posted by themushroom, 2 Replies
...Xenotropic murine leukemia virus related virus (XMRV) and is responsible for my HIV like illness and symptoms (chronic oral thrush shingles ect) It is a retro virus that incorporates itself into my dna. The Dr's have found that raltegravir... Read more »

My sister is HIV+ and has shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I was just wondering if anyone had experience with HIV and shingles. She's been fighting the shingles now for about 5 months and they'll just start to go away and then come back again. She was Read more »

CD4 under 200 but healthy without any illness

Posted by bobbob, 2 Replies
Hi, I was diagnosed two months ago.My CD4 count dropped below 200 weeks ago. and it was 350 in September last year. I know I was infected in August 2005. I don't have any diseases yet and feel very healthy, no coughs, no fever, nothing. Shall I... Read more »