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What Temperature Is Normal For Hiv Positive People

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thyroid/low basal temperature

Which in usually more prevelent in hiv positive people hyper or hypo thyroid? I know fevers are very common, but how dangerous is it to actually have a lower than normal body temperature all the time? I've been screened a few times for thyroid...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In my experience hypothyroidism is the more common but I have seen both. Many persons (with or without HIV) seem to run body temperatures 1-2 degrees lower than the so-called average. I have never noted a problem among my HIV+ patients who run... Read more »

Can HIV positive people have normal lab tests?

If a person were to be HIV positive would it be possible to have normal physicals and normal labs such as complete blood count. Just curious since all my labs have always been normal....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It is absolutely possible for an HIV-positive person to have completely normal laboratory tests. In fact, most patients with early HIV disease do have normal blood tests. Obviously an HIV positive person would have a positive HIV test.... Read more »

Problems with high air temperature

Hi There!,I am having extreme problems with high air temperatures. It makes me very dizzy, my vision grays-out, I get sick to my stomach, have diarrhea, and zero energy. It feels alot like I'm about to have another 'grand-mal' seizure...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
In general, high temperatures make most people feel listless and dragged out, but I don't know why you feel like this is going to lead to a seizure. It's possible the diarrhea is the real cause of the zero energy, especially since with... Read more »

Combivir Potency and temperature extremes.

Hello, I would like to say I am extremely grateful for your column. I am currently taking both sustiva, once a day in the morning and combivir, twice a day. I take the combivir at 13 hour intervals as closely as possible (6:00 AM & 7:00 PM)....
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
Regarding your first question - I am not absolutely sure, but we generally advise avoiding extremes of temperature to optimize the stability of the drug. I suspect that baking hot temperature of greater than 100 degrees F should be avoided, but I... Read more »
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