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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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Peripheral Neuropathy

Was there any discussion and consequent treatment for peripheral neuropathy at the recent Warsaw symposium?I am very keen to try and repair nerves and believe that vitamins might help. Any advice?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am unaware of any significant peripheral neuropathy reports from Warsaw. Regarding vitamin therapy the data is not convincing but there is anecdotal reports of some benefit. Advice about alternative therapies for neuropathy is available at the... Read more »

Managing On-going Peripheral Neuropathy with Truvada

Hi, I was diagnosed advanced HIV in Aug 2012 and started on the meds Sept 2012. Jan 2012 I had triggered Bell's Palsy on the right side of the face, With steroid this was managed and I recovered well. From Sept, I have been on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Unlikely that the left side problems are directly related to your HIV regimen though flare up from immune reconstitution may be involved. A thorough medical/neurologic evaluation looking for nerve compression/impingement or other condition resulting... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy?

I have been taking a variety of meds since 1995, currently I am taking Viread w/100mg Norvir, Ziagen and Reyataz. Over the last 2 yrs. and up until March of this year I have noticed intermittent instances of tingling in my feet/toes. My last doctors...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You could be describing either HIV or drug related peripheral neuropathy. Further careful examination and history may help sort that out. Other explanations are also likely such as something mechanical related to stress of standing. I recommend... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy

In the summer of '09 I started having numbness in hands and feet. I blamed it on amiodarone (heart med.), not knowing I was also HIV and HCV +. Dr. prescribed B12 shots, I stopped taking the amiodaron and gradually improved. Now I wonder if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Rod,HIV could have been the cause or a contributing factor in your peripheral neuropathy. It's somewhat difficult to determine with certainty in retrospect. I should point out that peripheral neuropathy has been linked to stavudine, one... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation.

I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of Chemo... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »