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HIV PEP pills

I took the pep pills in may when i was taking them i was extremly naused and sick for the whole month i also noticed the my hands and feet were going numb all the time, the nurse stated that was a side effect and it would go away it is still doing...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...months. I recommend a medical/neurologic evaluation looking for other contributing factors such as peripheral vascular disease, cryoglobulinemia, stress, nerve entrapment, and many other conditions. KH Read more »


Hi I have been HIV for 3 years and not yet on medications. MY V/L is 4,500 and cd4 450. I have... Read more »

Is treatment the bad guy

I know Mixed Cryoglobuliemia (MC) is associated with HCV, Is it caused by Interferon ribaviran... Read more »
Rockefeller University

New Theory Suggests How Hepatitis C May Cause Rare Immune Disease

...nastiest. In 1990, researchers observed that most patients with hepatitis C also develop a rare autoimmune disease called mixed cryoglobulinemia, a condition that frequently leads to cancer, arthritis or both. Now, researchers at Rockefeller... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Natural History of Hepatitis C

...Many are related to problems with your immune system. Diabetes: inadequate production or use of insulin. Essential mixed cryoglobulinemia: the presence of abnormal proteins in the bloodstream that thicken the blood, causing blood vessels... Read more »
HIV i-Base


...fibrosis ) thatmakes it difficult for the liver to carry out its functions coinfection: infection with more than one virus cryoglobulinemia: increased blood levels of abnormalproteins called cryoglobulins that can inflame bloodvessels and... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

HCV and Neuropsychological Impairment

...particular zalcitabine (ddC), didanosine (ddI), and stavudine (d4T). HCV has been detected in nerve tissue (even in the absence of cryoglobulinemia), but its impact on peripheral neurological function is not well understood. Researchers assessed... Read more »
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Vasculitis and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone know about vasculitis and HIV? Read more »