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Fatigue Common in People With HIV, Often Linked to Psychological Factors

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Enigmadave

I can understand the findings and agree that this virus causes considerable stress both emotionally and physically. I believe that in many instances a medical intervention is not warranted,but, in some cases may actually be what is needed. A great deal depends on the patient as well as the perception of that patient by his/her physician.

September 9, 2010 Auburn, New York

Keith

George, you are way off base. I have suffered from depression for over 50 years. I have attempted suicide several times and have voluntarily admitted myself to mental health wards several times. I have tried probably over 20 different meds to help with my depression. At times I was unable to even get out of bed for months at a time. I finally found a combination of meds that make it possible for me to have a fairly "normal" life. Without them I would have killed myself a long time ago.

September 8, 2010 Scappoose, OR

Andrea

WHAT ROT! I had fatigue even before I was diagnosed.

August 3, 2010 Redwood City

Jerry Robbins

It really is the medicine don't let them fool you. It is also the virus I felt fatigue before and worse after I started meds years ago, so their not fooling me

July 30, 2010 Saint Petersburg

Marilyn

I have been full-blown aids, hiv pos and living with hiv all you want to call it and onething that has been constant in all these stages is the fatigue. I agree the doctors don't care to listen or many they have been trained not to listen. What the hell they don't care.

July 25, 2010 puerto rico

fred

george,you are STUPID! ur saying not to treat depression/fatigue in ppl w/hiv,but fix the cause.....yeah dude,we're all waiting for a darned cure but it isnt coming,hence the depression.get it?

July 18, 2010

Anthony Ishola

why do hiv/aids patients abandon treatment?

July 11, 2010 Namibia

KAL

The results of GET in CFS patients have been very mixed with only modest results at best. Multiple research definitions are part of this and part because the results relied on self report and did not account for the dropout rate the last number carried forward. Although abnormal fatigue is a common symptom in infectious diseases such as AIDS and ME/CFS, only ME/CFS has exercise intolerance. This is medically defined as post exertional malaise lasting 24-hours unrelieved by rest w/o exertion.

July 2, 2010 Raleigh

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