Is Muscle Ache A Symptom Of HIV

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...sheet called AIDS Defining Conditions ) A CD4 cell count of 200 cells or less (a normal CD4 count is about 600 to 1,500) How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or...
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earliest symptoms

what are the earliest symptoms of hiv infection and how does it take to start its first manifestations
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Transient symptoms can occur a few weeks after acute infection. This can consist of flu-like symptoms: fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue. Read more »

Muscle Aching and HIV

Dear Doc. Bob,Im writing to you from Italy (so, please, excuse me if my Englishs not always correct). I see youve got an Italian surname any parents around here (I live in Milan)?Ill explain my problem: due to an incredible amount of stress, which...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation, but you have better shopping!)Regarding your questions:1.Protected oral sex poses no risk for HIV transmission.2.Your calf muscle pain is not related to HIV.3.I see no need for HIV testing.4.Yes, your only real problem is anxiety.Thank you... Read more »

muscle pain and malaise

Dear Doc,I was infected this past may 2003 and my latest blood work in jan 15th was as follows: VL 164K and CD4 450. Is possible with there numbers to have nevertheless symptoms from HIV like fatigue and muscle aches? My doctor said that nothing...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
It is very possible to have symptoms related to HIV infection even with a good CD4 count. Those with a high viral load seem to more commonly have HIV-related symptoms. If these symptoms are from HIV they typically quickly resolve on therapy. ... Read more »


Dear Doc about two weeks ago I went to NEW JERSEY with my uncle. We stopped at a truck stop and took showers, during my shower I masturbated and my penis rubbed against the wall. Now i have muscle aches in my arms and legs and headaches. I am 14...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It is highly unlikely that you were infected in this manner. Your muscle aches and headaches are more likely to be symptoms of something other than HIV. I consider your situation to be indirect contact; Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...increasedrisk for muscle problems like myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, orweakness. Who Produces the Drug: Merck Web... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mitochondrial Toxicity

...for the following signs of lactic acidosis: Nausea Vomiting Severe fatigue Recent weight loss Rapid, deep breathing Cramps, muscle aches and numbness or tingling Muscle weakness that rapidly gets worse Lactic acidosis can be fatal. See your... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

... has more information on CD4 cells. Without treatment, your CD4 cell count will most likely go down. You might start having signs of HIV disease like fevers, night sweats, diarrhea, or swollen lymph nodes. If you have HIV disease, these problems... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...blood pressure, and other problems. At lower doses, people taking IL-2 get flu-like symptoms, including fever, chills, and muscle aches. Because IL-2 stimulates the immune system, it can make some immune disorders get worse, including arthritis,... Read more »
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