Headache & Pain
Headache associated with HIV and AIDS
Headaches are often part of the acute mononucleosis-like illness experienced as part of the primary infection with HIV-1. Headaches in these individuals range from a febrile headache associated with the systemic viral infection to headaches associated with retro-orbital pain, photophobia, and meningeal signs, reflecting acute viral lymphocytic meningitis. Headaches may also be secondary to an opportunistic infection or tumor or may be due to medication.
Feb. 24, 2021