What evidence is there of a heart infection ?
Have you had positive blood cultures?
Abnormal EKG? Abnormal echocardiogram?
Do you use IV drugs? ( risk factor for HIV..)
Endocarditis or myocarditis do NOT automatically point to HIV infection at all...
Further history might increase suscpicion of HIV such as IV drug use however ...
There can be bacterial causes ( often associated with dental problems or dental procedures )
There can be vital causes that affect the heart lining ( pericarditis ) or heart muscle ( myocarditis )
Can you tell me any details of tests that you have had done ?
Are you hospitalized ?
Let me know what you can and I will be happy to get back with you...
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Anthony Bray MD