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ARS High Viral Load Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

... What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Problems With the Viral Load Test? What Is Viral Load? The viral load test measures the amount
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Viral Load (VIRAL LOAD, FLU, and FLU SHOTS)

Hey Doc,About 6 months ago my viral load was less then 80. 3 months later I went back to the doctor and recieved a flu shot then had my viral retaken right after the shot when I got the numbers back it went up to 500 hundred (not thousand). Is that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(Answer That Never Changes). But since it's flu shot season, I'll gladly repost something from the archives.Stay well!Dr. BobVIRAL LOAD, FLU, and FLU SHOTSOct 20, 2006 Hey Dr. BOB I know it's probably not a good thing to get the flu if we've... Read more »

Fatigue, Myopathy, Neuropathy, Elevated CPK

Dr. Franscino,I have been HIV pos for 10 years. I have had an undetectable viral load since starting my treatment 10 years ago. I am religious about taking my regimen. I suffer from fatigue neuro/myopathy and went on full disability about 4 years...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seen at some prestigious medical institutions. However, in situations like yours, I would suggest a complete reevaluation by a highly competent and experienced HIV specialist. That evaluation should also include a repeat evaluation of your... Read more »

Does neuropathy predict HIV progression?

if someone already had nerve damage in their feet, would hiv infection tend to attack this earlier than normal?and if someone had only been infected for a year and gotten nueropathy that quickly, would that mean they are a fast progressor or can...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...occurrence of neuropathy with HIV is not a predictor of rapid progression. Rather, rapid progression tends to be associated with high viral loads. Read more »

neuropathy question

can foot neuropathy happen at any stage of hiv regardless of vl or cd4 count. seven months after exposure, does this mean high vl or fast progression?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...count, it's much more common among persons with lower CD4 counts. I'm not aware of any particular association between PN and viral load or rate of disease progression. BY Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...which 66 were HIV-associated, 43 were due to drug toxicity, and 104 were mixed. Although neuropathy was associated with high viral load (above 30,000 copies/mL) and low CD4 count (less than 200 cells/mm 3 ), after the data were adjusted for prior... Read more »
The Body PRO

Peripheral Neuropathy Still Common Among HIV-Infected Patients on HAART; Risk May Increase With Age

...risk factors or things that would be associated with peripheral neuropathy. Many of the usual suspects, such as higher baseline viral loads and "D drug" [didanosine (ddI, Videx) and stavudine (d4T, Zerit)] use, turn out to be significant risk... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...starting the drugs. If your viral load goes up while taking HIV drugs, you and your health care provider should take another viral load measurement. If that result is the same or higher, your drugs may not be working as well as they should. You... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...of nerve cells, by drugs used to treat HIV or other health problems, or other factors. Risk factors for PN include higher HIV viral load, diabetes, age greater than 50, and heavy alcohol use. Other risk factors are the use of cocaine or... Read more »
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The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The Failure of Viral Load Tests JAMA Study Shakes AIDS Science, Angers HIV Advocates A nationwide team of orthodox AIDS researchers led by doctors Benigno Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive: Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion? If so . . . for what period of... Read more »

viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does the viral load go up after exposure or during ARS ? And then does it go back down after 6 months? Read more »

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »