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Is nausea, dizziness, and weakness a sign of hiv?

Is nausea, dizziness, and weakness a sign of hiv?

No: These symptoms can be present in people with HIV just as they can be present in people without it. These are not specific symptoms that would lead a physician to think the patient is infected with hiv. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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I'm hiv+ and I'm taking ART medicine from last one month.. The problem is I feel sick. Headache. Dizziness. Hearing problem like something whistling?

I'm hiv+ and I'm taking ART medicine from last one month.. The problem is I feel sick. Headache. Dizziness. Hearing problem like something whistling?

Return to clinic: You need to return to the clinic that gave you the medication and tell them what you are experiencing. It is very important for you to take the medications and they may be able to adjust your meds so that you can tolerate them. ...Read more

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6months past Hiv exposure with negative results, my body feels warm and feeling dizzy as if have got malaria and feeling like vomiting. Am a male.

6months past Hiv exposure with negative results, my body feels warm and feeling dizzy as if have got malaria and feeling like vomiting. Am a male.

Perhaps other virus: There are many virus and bacteria, like ebstein barr, cytomegalovirus, lyme that can live in your body and become active at times of stress, and cause constitutional symptoms like your having. Perhaps you need to get checked for one of these. They are called stealth organisms. If you have tested negative for HIV 6 months, you don't have it! ...Read more

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Hi, how risky is unprotected oral sex on me for HIV? Also how risky is protected vaginal sex? My only symptoms are dizziness and mild headaches since day 4 after exposure each day until now (day 10)...are these symptoms of ARS?

Hi, how risky is unprotected oral sex on me for HIV? Also how risky is protected vaginal sex? My only symptoms are dizziness and mild headaches since day 4 after exposure each day until now (day 10)...are these symptoms of ARS?

No risk, not ARS: Oral sex is safe sex in regard to HIV; there has never been a proved case of transmission mouth to penis. Properly used condoms are 100% protective for vaginal sex, if the condom doesn't break. ARS doesn't cause dizziness or headache, and cannot cause any symptoms at all sooner than 10-14 days after exposure. And HIV is rare in UK women. Your symptoms may be just anxiety. No HIV test needed. ...Read more

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I had unprotected oral (on me) & protected vaginal sex with a female escort. From day 5-9 (today) I've had mild dizziness & mild sore heads. HIV risk?

I had unprotected oral (on me) & protected vaginal sex with a female escort. From day 5-9 (today) I've had mild dizziness & mild sore heads. HIV risk?

HIV risk: You will not have ant symptoms of HIV in 5-9 days of having unprotected oral sex. if you have been engaging in high risk behaviour in the past, see your doctor and get your STI check done. Dizziness will not be because of this one episode 5-9 days ago. ...Read more

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Is Alere Hiv 1&2 accurate at 14 weeks? Had flu for 14 weeks after unprotected sex with a woman who tested Negative past 13 weeks? Always feeling dizzy?

Is Alere Hiv 1&2 accurate at 14 weeks? Had flu for 14 weeks after unprotected sex with a woman who tested Negative past 13 weeks? Always feeling dizzy?

Yes: At 12 weeks it's 99.9% accurate in diagnosis patients with HIV. It sounds like you need someone (doctor) to spend more time figuring out what may be going on with you as viral syndromes may persist for several weeks but 14 weeks of symptoms suggests something else is going on. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nausea (severity: severe), enlarged or tender lymph nodes, hot flashes and dizziness. I worried it is HIV but I continue to test -

I am experiencing nausea (severity: severe), enlarged or tender lymph nodes, hot flashes and dizziness. I worried it is HIV but I continue to test -

Thorough evaluation: There are many medical conditions that could explain you symptoms; please have a thorough evaluation from your primary care physician. If necessary, a visit with an otolaryngologist might be recommended for the symptoms in the upper aero-digestive tract. ...Read more

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Good day. I tested negative for hiv 1 and 2 after 6 weeks of possible exposure. It is now 8 weeks and I have been feeling lightheaded, dizzy and weak, this started about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Doctor says I do not need to be tested for hiv again as it is concl

Good day. I tested negative for hiv 1 and 2 after 6 weeks of possible exposure. It is now 8 weeks and I have been feeling lightheaded, dizzy and weak, this started about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Doctor says I do not need to be tested for hiv again as it is concl

Get tested again: You will test negative. The six-week test is very reliable. Acute HIV infection presents as fever, lymphadenopathy, often sore throat, and generally as "the worst case of the flu that you have ever had." Your lightheadedness, dizziness and weakness are due to something else. You may be anemic, or have some other illness, but you might also just still be worried about having HIV. Retest and be done ...Read more

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Recent possible exposure to HIV through mutual masturbation. Is dizziness and sore muscles ARS symptoms? Had - HIV RNA test at 20 days post exposure.

Recent possible exposure to HIV through mutual masturbation. Is dizziness and sore muscles ARS symptoms? Had - HIV RNA test at 20 days post exposure.

No risk, no worry: HIV is not transmitted by hand-gential contact. Your symptoms are not possibly due to ARS from that event, but your negative RNA test proves you don't have it. Please learn the real risks and protect yourself -- but you could have mutual masturbation with HIV infected partners every day the rest of your life without being at risk. ...Read more

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I have been feeling lightheaded and dizzy with extreme fatigue and muscle weakness, what could be wrong? I'm HIV positive as well

I have been feeling lightheaded and dizzy with extreme fatigue and muscle weakness, what could be wrong? I'm HIV positive as well

HIV: As someone who is hiv+, it is important to know what your viral load is. The concern here is that you may have an opportunistic infection that is causing these symptoms. An evaluation by an infectious disease specialist is warranted. ...Read more

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I was sexual assaulted and the hospital gave me HIV medicines which are making me very sick. Nauseous, exhausted, sad, dizzy. I need help either chang?

Speak with doctor: Staying on medication is very important for the treatment of HIV. If the current medicines are causing side effects then your doctor can make some adjustments. You can also Find a infectious disease doctor you're comfortable with & work out a feasible treatment plan which improves your quality of life & can move the HIV virus towards undectecable. Talk therapy to manage stress is important too! ...Read more

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Do I have HIV or herpes a week ago kissed guy with open sore. Two days later my mouth itch and burn/tingling. Then gumg ache/head dizzy. I'm a virgin?

Do I have HIV or herpes a week ago kissed guy with open sore. Two days later my mouth itch and burn/tingling. Then gumg ache/head dizzy. I'm a virgin?

May get Herpes: Someone may get herpes infection by kissing a person with active lesion. Herpes infection can be acquired by sex or close contact. However, HIV infection rare by kissing even with open sore. Should be evaluated by a physician for the symptoms. ...Read more

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Many Docs sick 4 yrs after sex unk female white stool pain dizzy high wbc liver f tired wt loss pale HIV- are there parasites that can be sex transm?

See GI doc?: With a negative HIV 4 years after exposure, the problem lies somewhere else. However there are certain STD which may not manifest till years later (hep C, syphilis etc), Overall, conditions other than STDs are likely the cause for your problem and I urge you to get started with a GI consult (preferably with someone specialized in liver diseases ...Read more

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In ketosis is dizziness normal or is it a warning sign?

In ketosis is dizziness normal or is it a warning sign?

Its the salt: When you eat sugar/carbs you have high insulin levels. Insulin causes retention of salt at the level of the kidneys. When you go into ketosis you have very little insulin to retain the salt. So eat a little salt and you will feel better very quickly. By the way this is by far the most common complaint for people when they initially go into ketosis. ...Read more

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How often is it that dizziness or vertigo is a sign of something deadly if it's only symptom someone has?

Rare: Not vertigo/dizzy... if someone plain passes out over 90% of the time if we dont' know the cause IMMEDIATELY...we never do. Can be heart, stroke, medications, arhythmia...they all have key signs if they are the cause (like chest pain) and... if nothing else and no neuro signs... we admit for a day or two obs. But... essentially nothing found. (hot day and sweating we can find!) ...Read more

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Dizziness after having my lunch. Is it an early sign of bad food?

Dizziness after having my lunch. Is it an early sign of bad food?

Not stomach flu: More likely than bad food, it is more probable that you have reactive hypoglycemia, in which due to abnormal Insulin secretion, our blood sugar drops more rapidly than normal. This is called glucose intolerance. ...Read more

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I'm getting dizzy feeling whilst standing up. Is this a sign of vertigo?

I'm getting dizzy feeling whilst standing up. Is this a sign of vertigo?

Maybe: It could be a number of things depending what you mean by "dizzy". Suggest you see your doctor to further investigate the issue with a history and detailed physical exam, particularly if this is new in onset. ...Read more

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What are the signs of meningitis and should I be alarmed by just dizziness?

What are the signs of meningitis and should I be alarmed by just dizziness?

I want to be careful: If meningitis is evenly remotely suspected, seek immediate medical assistance.
Know about dizziness not frequent sign for meningitis, also we should seek medical attention for it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headaches, dizziness, and I see bright lights sometimes can it be a sign of migraines?

What to do if I have headaches, dizziness, and I see bright lights sometimes can it be a sign of migraines?

Botox: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more

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I'm always dizzy blacked out twice now no warning signs if been using zopivane for over a year now is it possible that it can be the cause?

I'm always dizzy blacked out twice now no warning signs if been using zopivane for over a year now is it possible that it can be the cause?

Go to PMD or ER: It is "possible, " you are correct, however that does not matter-if you black out without warning, you need evaluated by a doc and soon--before you happen to be driving, on stairs, on subway platform, etc. If primary can't do full eval, then go to er (and please, not late in day or weekends!). Ps--don't drive until evaluated. ...Read more

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Are dizziness and headaches signs that you may need new glasses?

Are dizziness and headaches signs that you may need new glasses?

This is stated in re: Reverse to another question.

Eye problems usually do not cause nausea and dizziness. You can get some dizziness from blurred vision I guess but the room should not spin.

Since all of these could be neurological symptoms you need to see a doctor if they persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Is dizziness early signs of pregnancy?

Is dizziness early signs of pregnancy?

It can be.: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Take a hpt to know. ...Read more

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Can extreme dizziness be a sign of cancer?

Can extreme dizziness be a sign of cancer?

Possible: Many people have extreme dizziness and vertigo and cancer is not frequently the underlying reason however, any neurologic problem should be fully evaluated by a neurologist and typically MRI imaing of the brain and IACs are acquired. ...Read more

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Is it possible that dizziness and headache be a possible sign of arthritis?

Is it possible that dizziness and headache be a possible sign of arthritis?

Maybe, but: While arthritis in the neck could cause those symptoms, it remains an unlikely cause in a 46 year old. Speak with a doctor. ...Read more

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I have been feeling a little dizzy, almost like I can't focus. Is this a sign of dehydration?

I have been feeling a little dizzy, almost like I can't focus. Is this a sign of dehydration?

Dehydration?: Your symptom of dizziness could be due to dehydration and it also could due to something else. Unless you're in the desert, or have some uncontrolled loss of fluid, you should not be dehydrated. If you cannot "focus" you need to go to a emergency room to have your blood pressure checked and get some lab results to see if you're anemic or have another factor causing your dizziness. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are dizziness and throbbing head signs of dehydration or is it possible that it is something else?

Possibly: There are also many other things that could be going on. You really describe symptoms that could represent many possibilities. Hard to say without more information. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is being hungry, dizzy, and shaky a sign of hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia more: Likely. It is not prudent to rely on these symptoms alone. You may wish to get your blood sugar testes when these symptoms occur. Hand held analyzers available in drug stores will do the job. ...Read more

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Dizziness and falling and feeling like legs are going to give out a sign if vertigo? Plz help

Dizziness and falling and feeling like legs are going to give out a sign if vertigo? Plz help

Could be: Vertigo is a common cause for severe dizziness to the point where one falls. There are other more serious medical conditions that can cause these symptoms as well. See your doctor ...Read more

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My 9 year olds rhythm strip shows t wave that looks like a mcdonalds sign. This was taken by home monitor when dizzy. Told sinus arryth?

My 9 year olds rhythm strip shows t wave that looks like a mcdonalds sign. This was taken by home monitor when dizzy. Told sinus arryth?

Sinus Arrhythmia: Sinus Arrhythmia is a normal variant that gives a name to the change in heart rate during the inspiratory and expiratory phase of respiration. It is harmless. However, pediatric EKGs can be difficult to interpret. I would make sure a Pediatric Cardiologist takes a look at it. ...Read more

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Is dizziness a sign of diabeties? I have been getting very weird dizzy spells quite often. Could you tell me some other symptoms as well? Thank you.

Is dizziness a sign of diabeties? I have been getting very weird dizzy spells quite often. Could you tell me some other symptoms as well? Thank you.

Not usually: The classic symptoms of diabetes includes increased thirst, urination and hunger. If you become hypovolemic from urinating too much (your body trying to get rid of the extra glucose in the blood), you could become light-headed if you stand up too quickly. This sounds like you should discuss your dizzy spells with your dr. To make sure you are safe. ...Read more

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Do gran mal seizures have ant warning signs like dizziness or headrushes?

Do gran mal seizures have ant warning signs like dizziness or headrushes?

Grand mal seizures: Many people who suffer with grand mal seizures will have what is known as an aura. This could be a visual symptom like seeing lights or spots, it could be the sensation of lightheadedness or it could be dizziness. Not all patients with seizures have an aura, though. ...Read more

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Are brain fog, tingling in head and dizziness, signs of a brain tumour? I'm terrified.

Are brain fog, tingling in head and dizziness, signs of a brain tumour? I'm terrified.

Brain fog & tingle: Can be produced by many things, tumor is at the bottom of the list. Please see your doc for diagnosis and treatment. Diet, lifestyle, sleep habits, etc. All contribute. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why do I always get nauseous/dizzy in car rides.? Could this be just anxiety or early signs of schizophenia?

Why do I always get nauseous/dizzy in car rides.? Could this be just anxiety or early signs of schizophenia?

Possibly anxious: I think anxiety could predispose to the easier experience of nausea during car trips. In theory, I suppose someone with schizophrenia who was particularly paranoid or anxious would also get sick a little easier during car rides although I am not aware of that being a recognized indication of a predisposition towards developing a thought disorder like schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Could occasionally seeing spots, dizziness and being light headed upon standing or looking directly up be a sign of dehydration?

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Could occasionally seeing spots, dizziness and being light headed upon standing or looking directly up be a sign of dehydration?

Not necessary,: What described could be related to postural hypotension, which may be physiological and unique to a person but possibly exaggerated by dehydration or under drug side effects or.... However, it is not hard to identify what may contribute to your symptoms by following instructions described in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. So, don't jump to conclusion before check-up. ...Read more

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Idk what to do I think I need to lie to my doc about feeling lightheaded and dizzy cause I need her to sign off on my softball what should I do?

Idk what to do I think I need to lie to my doc about feeling lightheaded and dizzy cause I need her to sign off on my softball what should I do?

Truth: The reason for the questions about dizziness and lightheadednes is to screen for potentially fatal heart conditions. But there are many reasons a person can be dizzy or lightheaded, so telling the truth does not necessarily mean you have a condition that would make playing softball risky. So give the truth some thought. ...Read more

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Ever since developed lupus 2yrs ago, even when I'm doing well & labs look good, I need naps & get dizzy & warning signs if I push myself 2 much. Why?

Ever since developed lupus 2yrs ago, even when I'm doing well & labs look good, I need naps & get dizzy & warning signs if I push myself 2 much. Why?

Just do it!: If the diagnosis is correct, even if you fl well and labs are well you may have a component of fatigue or cognitive impairment or depression, this has to be well defined and the proper actions ought to be followed so you feel great! ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more