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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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Fatty Liver

How serious is a "fatty liver" with HIV infection? My doc did an ultrasound after seeing slightly elevated alt.(37) and alk. (140). He wasn't too concerned about the fatty liver, saying it could be hereditary or possibly the meds...
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
It is probably not related to the HIV regimen you are currently taking. It is more associated with protease inhibitors. The diagnosis is best made by liver biopsy, but is inferred from imaging studies like ultrasound or CT scans based on the density... Read more »

Fatty Liver

Dr. Henry,I have a question about fatty liver. I realize this forum is usually for people already on HIV meds. While I'm fairly certain I'm in my 10th year of infection, I still haven't started meds yet as my CD4 stays between...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Serious /life threatening liver problems seen in HIV+ patients are generally due to viral hepatitis (B and/or C) or alcohol/other drug related problems. There may be a modest role for HIV in worsening fatty liver problems that may be somewhat... Read more »

Fatty infiltration of liver

Dear Dr Taylor. I am concerned about fatty infiltration of my liver. I have been HIV positive for the past 4 years and the problem began about a year and a half after starting on medication (viramune and truvada), and thus I suspect that the...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
Viramune (nevirapine) is not a #1 preferred agent for HIV. While I cannot say that Viramune definitely caused your fatty liver disease, it can cause problems in the liver. I would talk with your doctor about alternate HIV medications and switching... Read more »

fatty liver - causes/treatment

Thankyou for answering my previous question. Which antiviral drugs (I have read that NRTI's are, most probably , implicated)- which of these might be the worst culprits. If antiviral drugs are stopped would the fatty liver resolve? Is there any...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
At this point, it is difficult to conclude that specific NRTI's are more likely to cause fatty liver. Most investigators believe that fatty liver is related to the mitochondrial toxicities of these drugs, and in the future this may help in... Read more »
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Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Yet more reason to be cautious about use of HAART and to work on liver health by not drinking alcohol, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight.


Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV-Infected Patients After... Read more »

Liver problems, any relation?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi guys, How good to have you out there to share my worries.
After a high risk sexual relation over 3 months ago, I have had a flue on 2 occassions, once after 4 weeks, and then after 10 weeks.
I have had 3 hiv tests done, at 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 12... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just a few queries on HIV related neuropathy.

As I understand it, in most (~99%) cases it is the meds that cause neuropathy in HIV infected individuals and not the disease itself. I have also read, however, that peripheral neuropathy can occur very... Read more »

Neuropathy, anyone?

Posted by Pos_in_Thailand, 2 Replies

I wish everyone well and say thanks to those taking the time to read my inquiry.

I was wondering if any of you are dealing with or have been diagnosed with neuropathy? If so, would you mind sharing what your symptoms are or have been, and if... Read more »