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HIV-associated fatigue in era of highly active antiretroviral therapy: novel biological mechanisms?

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Dolphin, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    CFS/ME patients were used as controls

    I gave each sentence its own paragraph
     
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  2. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Some data:
    It also has a scatterplot of the FIS scores for the three groups. But after that, it is just about the HIV group.
     
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  3. Simon

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    What makes this paper interesting is that it provides evidence that HIV-related fatigue is associated with biological factors: orthostatic intolerance and prior d-drug exposure.

    This is in contrast to the view put forward by Simon Wessely that fatigue in HIV was primarly psychosocial, even though the authors of the study he quoted to support this dubious claim had said:
    My comment on this new HIV-fatigue paper (nb Julia Newton is an author) - and it's relevance to the claims that HIV fatigue has psychosocial causes - is here.
     
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  4. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    From the discussion section:
     
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  5. Mark

    Mark Acting CEO

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    Is it significant that the mean FIS score of CFS patients was almost twice as high as that of the HIV patients?
     
  6. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Maybe not. Not everyone with HIV necessarily has high levels of fatigue.
     
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    Great point!
     

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