The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Fatigue and AnemiaFatigue and Anemia
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Numbness in arms and hands
Mar 24, 2005

I have been diagnosed with HIV for one year and not on meds yet. Lately, I have been experienceing numbness in my arms and hands. It is to the point that I wake up nightly. My hands hurt during the day. Do yo think this is HIV related or something else?

Response from Dr. Frascino


Unfortunately I cannot diagnose your problem over the Internet. I suggest you discuss the problem with your HIV specialist. He will need to review your history, examine you, access your lab work and, if necessary, perform additional tests. If he is unable to identify the cause of your discomfort, he may have you see an HIV-knowledgeable neurologist for additional evaluation.

Good luck!

Dr. Bob

High hemoglobin and hemocrit values
Procrit and what are you wearing?

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint