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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...new drugs in development. Onesuch drug is called capsaicin and comes in a patch. Capsaicin is the "hot"chemical produced in chili peppers. In a recent study, one treatment with thecapsaicin patch reduced pain for up to three months. A follow up of the studyis continuing to examine the long-term effectiveness of the patch. Amultinational trial has started to confirm these findings. Additionally, research is planned for several PN treatments,...
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neuropathy question

Hi Dr. Conway,Could peripheral neuropathy occur 2 months after HIV infection?I had an HIV test 36 days after unprotected sex with a girl and it came back negative. I know I have to go back for a 3 month test though. In this waiting period I have...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...This type of neuropathy is non-specific, but could be consistent with early HIV infection. Neurologic problems associated with the earliest period of Read more »

re: neuropathy question

Hi Dr. ConwayThank you for awnsering my inital question. I think I have some good news and a follow up question.1) I just had a 13 week test and it came back negative. Is this conclusive?I have read some sites that say 6 months is the only...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...specific diagnosis of the condition (is is really neuropathy, and if so what nerves are involved?) and take it from there.Your 3 month HIV test and your syphilis tests should be considered as conclusive. Your psoriasis is not the type of immune... Read more »

neuropathy already??

Hi Im sorry I dont think this question belongs in this forum but I have been trying to get an awnser from Dr. Bob for the last 2 weeks and have not gotten any responses and am desperate. I'll understand if you dont wish to respond. I'll try and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for discussion of side effects of antiretroviral therapy. Read more »

Neuropathy & Nausea

Hi Doc, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read this. I have tested NEGATIVE at 9,11,14(all ELISA) and 20(Oraquick) weeks.I also did the PCR testing which came back negative. But still I have symptoms of HIV. I am experiencing pain in my groin, enlarged...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Although peripheral neuropathy can be associated with acute HIV infection, your serial test results (including the negative PCR test) effectively rule out HIV infection, especially from an exposure that occurred 20 weeks ago. I would not worry Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...numbness, tingling, pricking, burning, or creeping). Symptoms typically start in the toes and progress over a period of weeks to months, slowly moving upward to involve the lower limbs up to the knees. The upper extremities are rarely involved at... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

...pancreas, a large gland located behind the stomach. Less than 7% of people get it, usually after taking didanosine for a few months. Pancreatitis can be fatal. If you are taking didanosine and have sharp pain near your stomach, back, or sides,... Read more »
Women Alive

Antiretroviral Therapy Positives and Negatives

... Positives You may experience a T-cell boost for a period of time, usually 18 weeks to 16 months, depending on the individual PWHIV/PWA. AZT crosses the blood/brain barrier and small doses may provide some central nervous Read more »
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neuropathy

Posted by cepo, 2 Replies
...I had a vaginal unprotected sexual exposure with someone like 6 months ago, after a month I had a really bad backache that lasted 2 weeks and then went away. I never had any other sympton, the reason Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...certain mediactions. My other question is, how common is neuropathy in early HIV? I started getting symptoms of neuropahty 3 months after an encounter and my doctor prescribed lyrica and it has helped, I'm terrified of getting tested, but i fear... Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi guys. Scott here. Am very new to this forum. I'm very recently diagnosed. Exposed just over 3 months ago. 3 weeks after infection (amongst all the other symptoms) I got tingling in my hands, then an all over hypersensitivity Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I'VE FELT THIS PINS AND NEEDLES SENSATION ON BOTH ARMS AND BURNING FEET AND NOW IM SCARED I HAVE HIV. MY EXPOSURE WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO (VAGINAL) IM STRESSING OUT SO MUCH AND I DONT HAVE ANYONE TO TALK TO. I WAN TO GET TESTED BUT I HAVENT HAD THE... Read more »