Q and A


Do you get joint pain after 5 months from HIV?


Joint pain can be caused my many things. It is not common for HIV unless your CD4 count is already very low.

Any symptoms is a reason to speak to your HIV doctor.


  1. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Alfonso,

    Your comment has already been answered below.

  2. Alfonso

    Hello Dears, i need your help.I feel very tired.My Cd4 count is 704 CD8 is 1297..CD4/CD8 is 0.6… A normale Range is 1.0-3.2..What does mean.I wait for your answer

  3. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Alfonso,

    I am sorry but this service doesn’t answer indivudal questions about testing and transmission. This is because the answers are already online at the FAQ page:

    However, a normal CD8 range is from 150 to 1000. This test is not used as much but the results come together. It is more important to know your CD4 count than your CD8 count. Please see more info about CD4 counts and CD4:CD8 ratio here.

    Please talk to your doctor about your headaches, joint pains and other symptoms.

  4. Alfonso

    Hello Dears,

    I tested 4 times in 10 11 years for hiv virus, and all tests is Negativ, but i have all symptoms of hiv.I feel tired i have headache joint paint, alergy.Yesterday i was in laboratory to do CD4 AND CD8,
    RESULTS FOR CD4 706 AND CD8 1297.
    But i dont know this analys CD4/CD8 normal range is 1.0-3.2. My result is CD4/CD8 0.6. What does mean this analys.Is this dangerous.i wait you Answer.

  5. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Alexis,

    Unfortunately we don’t have the resources to answer more questions about transmission and testing. This information service is about HIV treatment for people who are HIV positive.

    Most questions about transmission and testing have been answered here:


  6. Alexis

    Hello Dear,
    If the HIV test takes place after 10 years and is negative, is the test very safe and should be disturbed. Although there are many symptoms associated with hiv.am virus allergies, fatigue. Muscle aches. Headaches. Are you going to test it? should any other analysis or only tests for HIV be made. Thank you very much and look forward to.Is it same test for hiv and Aids.

  7. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Sipho,

    There’s no need to be confused because Tribuss and Atroiza contain the same drugs. There are many different names for this pill. It’s just that, as they made by different companies, they have different names.

    Here in Europe the trade name is Atripla. You can see the many different names at this link.

  8. Sipho

    Whats The Difference Between Tribuss and Atroiza coz this is my second Month On Treatment and they have Given Me Atroiza but not What i know …. #Confused

  9. Lisa Thorley


    When someone starts medication, their viral should become undetectable within 1-3 months of treatment. This should be monitored by your doctor. If you’re having side effects you should talk to your doctor about this.


    I did a hiv pcr viral load test and it returned back positive. my viral load is 1608 and cd4 count is 520 . i started treatment with dolutegravir+tenofovir disproxil fumerate+lamudivine. When can I expect my viral load to drop after starting treatment. I was diagonised in february 20 2019. I did not miss a single dose of treatment.)) Sometimes I get headache in the morning and it goes away. I also feel little bit drowsy in the morning after taking pill in the night.))


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