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Are People With Neuropathy Eligible For Disability

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves except for the brain and spinal cord. About 30% of people with HIV develop PN. Some PN is a breakdown of the nerve endings (axons) that send sensations to the brain. Sometimes, PN is damage to the coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This affects the transmission of pain...
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Neuropathy from meds?

i tested positive in 93 so far have been lucky with meds no symtoms,i started on truvada and kaletra maybe a year ago about 6 month ago i was running and my legs gave out on me i fell broke my arm,black eye and so on i've also been light headed...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...and depression? The part that does not make sense is starting antibiotics because of a positive Toxoplasma blood test. Many people are positive and people don't reactivate Toxoplasmosis with a CD4+ lymphocyte count of 950. Lyrica is a great drug... Read more »

good labs no haart and neuropathy=/

I was recently diagnosed with PN. My symptoms day to day have ranged from mild with a hot pepper sensation in my feet, some numbness on part of a hand and one part of my shin to excruciating to the point I can't have shoes on and when I ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves except for the brain and spinal cord. About 30% of people with HIV develop PN. Some PN is a breakdown of the nerve endings (axons) that send sensations to the brain.... Read more »

Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular necrosis. That gets worse with... Read more »

Adjusting to disability

Dr. Shernoff , Hi , I am a 30 year old male collecting disability due to HIV related arthrilgias and moderately severe neuropathy . I'm having a difficult time adjusting to a new self-image and lifestyle...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...improvements in their health as a result of triple combination therapies, the first part deals with all the psychological and interpersonal menaings of work for people with HIV. His name is Michael Bettinger, PhD and the chapter is in my latest... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Agencies' Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS Among Disabled People Examined

..."is planning to investigate ongoing initiatives that link AIDS and disability, and what kind of engagement there has been with persons living with disabilities," according to IRIN PlusNews . UNICEF and other U.N. agencies have also started... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Institute of Medicine Recommends Changes for People With HIV/AIDS to Qualify for Disability

...SSA. Raeline Nobles, executive director of the Dallas-based non-profit AIDS Arms, said SSA currently allows disability for people with a CD4 count of 200. She said she sees many clients who get along fine with a CD4 count of 100. "But... Read more »
U.S. Social Security Administration

Benefits For People With Disabilities

...and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mozambican Civil Society Groups to Launch HIV/AIDS Campaign Aimed at Disabled People

...campaign, called the African Campaign on the Disabled and HIV/AIDS, will be coordinated by the Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities and Handicap International . FAMOD, Handicap International and other partners also... Read more »
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Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...I ran across this list in my morning reading. Good stuff. As a person who uses a power wheelchair to get around and who has an HIV related cognitive disorder that causes me to speak slowly, have Read more »

employment for a AA female in Atlanta

Posted by darlene45, 1 Reply
...there is someone out there that knows of somewhere hiring please let me know. The job that I was terminated from, I worked with people with disabilities. Please share information of a job listing. ... Read more »

disability

Posted by franfrog, 3 Replies
...Ok does anyone know if you are on permanant disability if you are able to work at all? Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left Read more »