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Dealing With Peripheral Neuropathy When You Are Hiv Positive

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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 Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will
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peripheral neuropathy

Hello Doctors,when does peripheral neuropathy start normally in the course of hiv infection. Is it from the very beginning meaning acute infection on, or only later in the course of infection?!!Is it right that it can be caused by both, hiv itself...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by HIV infection sometimes in early infection but more often in late infection. Certain HIV drugs (in particular Read more »

Peripheral neuropathy

Doc. Luzuriaga,How comon is peripheral neuropathy within the first few years of infection, say 1-4 years (percent wise)? Is it qite common or would you contribute it to some other illness? I have read many times that PN is most common in more...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Peripheral neuropathy is fairly commonly seen in HIV positive people (up to 30% by some estimates). It is an inflammatory condition of the peripheral Read more »

Very Concerned! Peripheral neuropathy an early of HIV??

Dr. Bob,Hi There! I think this service you provide for everyone is amazing. I think my symptoms are different so hopefully you can have a few minutes to answer me. My question: is Numbness in the hands and feet an early sign of HIV? I have read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Numbness of the hands and feet is not an early sign of HIV.Buzzing ocean noises in the right ear are not signs of HIV.The numbness/tingling and buzzing/ocean symptoms are not linked and 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. Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy Still Common Among HIV-Infected Patients on HAART; Risk May Increase With Age

...CROI 2009. My name is Scott Evans. I'm with the Harvard School of Public Health. This work is about looking at HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy in the HAART [highly active antiretroviral therapy] era. 1 We used data from the ALERT... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

... Table of Contents Introduction A Snapshot of the Nervous System Clinical Features of Peripheral Neuropathy Development of DSPN Diagnosing DSPN Risk Factors for DSPN Neuropathy Management DSPN Therapies Conclusion Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV-Related Peripheral Neuropathies and Their Treatment

... HIV-Related Peripheral Neuropathies and Their Treatment (State-of-the-Art Lecture L8) Authored by Justin McArthur View the original abstract Justin McArthur Read more »
The Body PRO

An Update on the Diagnosis and Management of HIV-Associated Peripheral Neuropathy

...update on this important topic. Clinical data from the pre-HAART era document that one third of HIV-infected persons experienced peripheral neuropathy (PN). Perhaps the most important point of the whole presentation was not only that the... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would PN at 11 weeks after infection be fairly inconsistant? What I am experiencing started a few days ago and began with tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had... 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 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 Read more »