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Peripheral Neuropathy

Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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Viral Load and ARS symptoms

Dr. Bob, Is it possible that having an HIV exposure with an individual who has a high viral load could cause ARS symptoms to occur within 2-3 days after exposure? I am certainly aware that ARS will vary for everyone, so I guess I'm asking what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, in my experience, two-three days is too early to experience HIV ARS symptoms, no matter what the source patient's viral load happens to be.My work is "precious?" Hmmm . . . OK, I never thought of it that way, but OK,... Read more »

Viral loads during ARS

I had a low risk sexual encounter (no sexual intercourse or oral sex). However after six weeks I develop a low fever that lasted for a week along with rashes in both hands which went away after a week. Thereafter I had muscle pains lasting for 3...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I take it the 2 month antibody test was negative as well. I would not recommend a DNA PCR test for you.MH... Read more »

HIV+ since 10/19/2009, Gastric Bypass 11/27/2007, CD4 320 High low 180 Undetectable Viral Load

The title pretty well sums the situation up. I have been having severe lower leg pain for the past 2 months. I have had a bone scan, CT, X-rays all with normal minimal amount of lumbar degeneration. Both lower and upper GI normal. I go for days...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The effectivenss of Atripla would be assessed by following your HIV levels-if remaining undetectable then one can assume that the drugs in Atripla are being adequately absorbed. There may be individual and hard to predict differences in absorption... Read more »

Afraid of high viral load

Hi.I think i was exposed to HIV in Sep, 98 and since Oct, i have experienced a series of ARS (they come one at a time): muscle & joint pain, dry mouth, fever, chill, severe nite sweat..... u name it. Indeed, i still have pain under arms / muscle...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I think any answers to your questions would be premature until your tests come back. We don't know whether this is HIV related or not.MH... 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 Rodriguez and Michael Lederman of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland are disputing the... Read more »

CD4 668 - Viral Load 227567 ? about viral load

Posted by Courtkidx, 1 Reply
I just got these results via phone and im just curious if anyone can tell me if I should be worried about my semi high viral load? I know my cd4 count is good. I am newly diagnosed as of dec. 30, 2009. Any info would be appreciated. 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 »

Dr. Gallant's discussion of ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey everyone,

I know that a lot of people are confused about ARS, so I'm posting this recent article by Dr. Gallant. There are a few things to note in this article:

-80% to 90% of people experience symptoms of ARS. This means that it will almost... Read more »