Headaches in individuals with HIV/AIDS can signal underlying health issues. Three types of headaches associated with HIV/AIDS and their symptoms include:
1. Meningitis Headaches.
Meningitis is an infection or inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include severe headaches, high fever, neck stiffness, sensitivity to light, nausea, vomiting, confusion, and, in severe cases, seizures. Immediate medical attention is vital to prevent complications.
2. Sinusitis Headaches:.
HIV/AIDS can weaken the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to sinus infections. Sinusitis headaches typically involve facial pain and pressure, nasal congestion, thick nasal discharge, sore throat, cough, and a dull, constant headache.
3. Medication Side-Effect Headaches.
Antiretroviral medications used to manage HIV can occasionally cause headaches as a side effect. These headaches vary in intensity, duration, and may be accompanied by nausea, fatigue, or blurred vision...See More