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IS POOR CIRCULATION A SYMPTOM OF AIDS
May 28, 2006

My mother who is 67 years old was diagnosed with AIDS about a year ago. She has responded well to treatment and gained the 40 or so pounds that she had lost. However, she now has a problem the doctor has described as poor circulation. There is numbness in her fingertips and feet and the joints of her fingers are becoming darker. What can be done to alleviate this problem?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Although this could be "poor circulation", given her age and possible underlying diseases like diabetes or cardiovascular disease (among other possibilities), it is important to make sure the HIV meds are not causing this (like zerit or videx).



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