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How Does Numbness And Tingling In Hands Work With HIV

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The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...Care of Yourself Since HIV+ people may already have a number of risk factors for diabetes, as well as heart disease and stroke, it is important to be aware of all of these conditions. Have regular medical check ups and lab work that includes a glucose test. As well as checking and, if necessary, managing glucose levels, monitor other factors that can contribute to the risk of heart disease and strokes. These include high blood pressure and...
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Pain, Tingling, Numbness In Left Hand and Fingers

I am 69 years old and was diagnosed with HIV in 1987. I started HIV meds (AZT and ddC) in July 1992 and began the 3-drug treatment with Crixivan in June 1996. I have remained continuously on Crixivan but have changed the other two drugs several...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...It sounds like you have arthritic and tendonitis symptoms of you left hand. Inflammation can produce some compression of the nerves to your fingers which account for the nerve associated symptoms. You Read more »

Viral Load Increase (CHOOSING AN HIV SPECIALIST, 2010)

Hi, I was diagnosed June of 2009 with HIV with a high viral load, and right away they put me on medication because I was extremely fatigued, and I quickly became undetectable. Once I started the medication, it totally jump started my immune system...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Bottom LineHIV medical care is very complicated, and changes quickly. This makes it important to find an HIV care provider who works with HIV/AIDS patients and is committed to staying up to date. Your relationship with an HIV provider will be... Read more »

Complications of HIV

I am an Infection Control nurse working at a VA with a small caseload of HIV patients. One of my patients came to me about a condition he has developed over a period of time in which when exposed to cold temperatures he develops hives that last...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...cryoglobulinemia with Hepatitis C infection as well. Based on the history that you have described my first impulse would be to do the work-up for this condition and if this was negative then look for other causes of hives. I hope that this... Read more »

returning to work/can't get insuredI have been living with HIV for 10 years. Over the past four years I have seen my general health improve to the point where I want to return to work. Further, my good health and progressively better lab results have put

I have been living with HIV for 10 years. Over the past four years I have seen my health improve to the point where I want to return to work.I have an excellent job offer in Atlanta Georgia that offers a good salary, a way back into the workforce,...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Does your income put you above the Georgia ceiling for ADAP? If so, I regret that I don't have new ideas for you, except the suggestion that you contact the best benefits manager I know to ask about options. He is Jacques Chambers, and you can... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stavudine (Zerit)

...the original virus. Some mutations can keep multiplying even when you are taking an ARV. When this happens, the drug will stop working. This is called "developing resistance" to the drug. See Fact Sheet 126 for more information on resistance.... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...Stavudine, also known as Zerit or d4T, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Stavudine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

...the original virus. Some mutations can keep multiplying even when you are taking an ARV. When this happens, the drug will stop working. This is called "developing resistance" to the drug. See Fact Sheet 126 for more information on resistance.... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Intelence (TMC125, Etravirine)

...known as Intelence or TMC125, is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). Etravirine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse... Read more »
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HIV+ and working in academia

Posted by kuanRC, 6 Replies
...I'm looking to connect with anyone who has experience as an HIV+ person working on faculty, as a researcher or graduate student in academia. I'm a PhD student in an extremely competitive program at a major Read more »

working with hiv positive person

Posted by work35, 1 Reply
...Hello.. I hope this is not an ignorant question but here goes.. two part question.. Part one.. I just found out my co-worker is hiv positive.. he is healthy thank god.. and i really like him but I admit I am VERY uncomfortable at work.. we both... Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Codiene does not even touch the pain. I don't want to try stronger narcotics and I have tried Amitriptyline. Cold water seems to work wonders but I can't stand under the shower all day. Thanks in advance Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...ease the pain, but the drug makes me sleepy and stupid, so I avoid taking it unless the pain is too great. I have been able to work through everything else AIDS has thrown at me, but this is more than I can handle. I would like nothing better... Read more »