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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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light & laser treatments

Doctor,I have read several fascinating articles about a device called GentleWaves for treating wrinkles. Apparently the light "diodes...stimulate the mitochondria, causing genes to turn on and cells to regenerate." Also, I've read...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I haven't seen anything on that for use in the setting of HIV-related problems. KH... Read more »

eye laser

dear docs,a couple of questions1 )is it possible to have hiv related neuropathy only 10 months after infection? and if does this necessarily mean a low cd4 count?2)is it problematic to have an eye laser treatment, when hiv+?thanksbrando...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Brando,It is possible to have neuropathy due to HIV itself. It does not necessarily indicate a low Cd4 cell count.I see no problem with laser eye surgery in HIV+ people. I would tell your ophthomologist abot your HIV.DW... Read more »

Laser treatment

Hi I am a laser technician.I want to find out if I can perform a laser hair removal for a client who is HIV pos.I need to know if I inhale the smoke of the burning hair will affect me? ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,You cannot get HIV from the smoke of burning hair.BY... Read more »

Active FX Fractional Laser Treatments

I am considering a purely cosmetic elective facial laser resurfacing procedure but cannot find much information as to the risks of this. I found one article that states HIV is an absolute contraindication. I am non detectable, CD4 in 400 range. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am not sure why HIV infection would be an absolute contra-indication to that procedure. If any reader has any comment or experience please post! KH... Read more »
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Laser hair removal

Posted by CitoGixtuth
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Treatment options for Neuropathy

Posted by Neuropathypain, 1 Reply
I have suffered from Neuropathy since 2000. At first they thought it was the Zerit that I was on becuase a side effect was Neuropathy and it could go away, it never did it just got worse. I have tried every drug from Neurotin to Lyrica with no pain... 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 »

Neuropathy and Amitriptyline

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
I have developed painful neuropathy in my feet, hands and lower legs caused by a combination of some meds I take, long term HIV infection, and just plain ageing. The doctors are treating me with amitriptyline, which makes me feel shaky all day. ... Read more »