Can Hiv Cause Short Of Breath

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Pneumonia, weight loss, shortness of breathe

My mom is 44 years old and was recently diagnosed with HIV two weeks ago which was January 2011. She did an HIV test December 2009 and years before that and was always negative. It appears that my mom was effected about a year ago. SInce then my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Sorry to hear about your mom's recent HIV diagnosis. The most important thing now is that she work closely with an HIV/AIDS specialist physician. With proper care and a bit of luck, she should improve significantly. There are medications to... Read more »

Feeling tired and shortness of breath

HI Doctor Frascino thank you for taking your time to answer my concerns. First i am currently on... Read more »


Is shortness of breath in HIV related to anemia or could there be another cause? Read more »
The Well Project


...both lungs, one lung, or one part of a lung. Pneumonia often requires hospitalization and can even lead to death. Symptoms: Shortness of breath (dyspnea) Cough with sputum (materials such as mucus and pus that are coughed up from the lungs)... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...for indigestion. For some people, the first sign of heart disease is a heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack include: Shortness of breath Heart palpitations (irregular beats) Increased heart rate Weakness Dizziness Nausea/vomiting ... Read more »
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Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...The symptoms of lactic acidosis include: Persistent nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain Unexplained tiredness Shortness of breath Rapid breathing Enlarged or tender liver Cold or blue hands and feet Abnormal... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...dangerous condition calledlactic acidosis. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain; feelingvery weak and tired; and shortness of breath. Be sure your health care provider is ordering regular lab tests to monitoryou for metabolic... Read more »
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