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Numbness from ARVs
Jul 2, 2008

Should I be worried about numbness on one side of the body. My sibling who lives in Kenya is taking stockrine, zidovudine and lamivudine and is experiencing this. Please advise.

Response from Dr. Henry

Numbness on just one side of the body would rarely be due to HIV treatment including the regimen he/she is taking. Nerve compression or some brain abnormality either HIV related or totally unrelated to HIV could cause numbness as you describe so I would recommend an evaluation by their HIV doctor and/or a neurologist if available. KH

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