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Distal Peripheral Neuropathy

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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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PN

Hi dr. Bob.I had some antibody tests done at 6 weeks, three months, four months and six and a half month for hiv. The first two were combined tests (P24-antibody). After ten months from my risky exposure i have a daily pain in my lower left leg. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Koen,Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to 6.5 months are definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able.HIV distal sensory peripheral neuropathy (PN) generally begins at the toes on both feet simultaneously and then moves progressively up the... Read more »

Carnitine study for neuropathy

...of the treated people and remained unchanged in 19%.The authors propose that ALCAR may be a pathogenesis-based treatment for distal peripheral neuropathy.Source: Andrew M. Hart, Andrew D.H. Wilson, Cristina Montovani, Collette Smith, Margaret...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Yes I have read that paper with interest. The ACTG is conducting a study using ALCAR starting at 1000 mg and then dosing upwards to evaluate its effect on the symptoms of neuropathy as well as the nerve fiber density evaluations used by the group... Read more »

PN

In a recent reply you wrote, "Regarding peripheral neuropathy (PN), was that diagnosis made by a physician? If not, what you are experiencing may be something quite different."PN is a fairly sore subject with me, no pun intended. It is also a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I disagree. Peripheral neuropathy is not "a rather 'strait'forward condition." There are many types and multiple potential causes. For instance, what you describe Read more »

Initiating Treatment because of devloping neuropathy in feet

Dear Doctors. Thank you for the great work you all do on this site and giving the many of us in countries without ready access to expert opinions a forum to raise our questions. I seroconverted in December 2006 (best estimate). My current first...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.If the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy ("distal symmetric sensory neuropathy") is confirmed and there is no other compelling reason (like diabetes or syphilis) for Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral 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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HIV JournalView

...every step, lying awake in bed, feet on fire, a tingling numbness that doesn't allow you to think of anything else. Painful distal peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a particularly insidious adverse effect of certain HIV therapies, and a common... Read more »
Infectious Diseases in Corrections Report

Case Studies in Multidrug-Resistant HIV Infection

...Case 1 D.T. is a 43 year-old male inmate diagnosed with HIV infection in 1994 who has a history of AIDS (by CD4 cell count), distal peripheral neuropathy, hypertriglyceridemia and major depression. He presents for a routine infectious diseases... Read more »
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rheumatoid arthritis,

Posted by Crystal
...parvo virus but is leaning toward rheumatoid arthritis and so far Xrays indicate this is defiantly possible. I do have advanced peripheral neuropathy (all the way into my hips and shoulders) and a great deal of joint pain mostly in my hips, hands... 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 »

Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...dear jackie blue, my doctor says that i have Peripheral Neuropathy,but my elizer test is still neg at 8-9months. should i need to keep testing until one year.... as im very stressed out.i recently 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... Read more »