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Dealing With Peripheral Neuropathy When You Have Hiv

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The Well Project

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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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 »

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 »

what to exspect?

should my feet be giving me problems,when fould out 3yrs ago i had serve pains in my hand until taking the meds now when i get up in the moring my feet sometimes hurts?
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...Pain in your feet can be a sign of peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy can be due to HIV itself, complications of HIV, or the medications used to treat HIV. The medications Read more »

questions about neuropathy

Neuropathy question.1. how common is to delevope neuropathy within 2 years if infected. 2. Does neuropathy come and go during a 24 hour day, but comes back while sitting.3. Can stress cause neuropathy?4. Does it mean it is HIV Neuropathy if it first...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy due to HIV usually occurs in advanced disease, not in people who were infected relatively recently. It starts in the toes and Read more »
Articles
The Body PRO

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 »
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 »
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 »
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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 »

Neurological symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...HIV would get neurological symptoms alone without other symptoms? Would be immune system have to be pretty compromised to get peripheral neuropathy? Thanks for any feedback Read more »

I'm back - and doing okay

Posted by dj1979, 4 Replies
...my second appt. with a new doctor (right here in town). My labs are basically the same. Does think my ongoing leg pain is peripheral neuropathy related to HIV. CD4 403 (up from 357) and viral load 7,000 (down from 11,000). I am 46 years old,... Read more »

PN

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If you guys tested negative at 25 weeks like i did would you believe it even if you had symptoms? Im pretty sure I have peripheral Neuropathy and I cant think what else could be causing this. Its been 7 1/2 mnths since exposure is this to early... Read more »