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Do Central Nervous Symptoms Of Hiv Go Away

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Nervous System Problems and Dementia

What Are Nervous System Problems? The nervous system has two parts. The brain and spinal cord are the central nervous system (CNS). The nerves and muscles are the peripheral (around the outside) nervous system. People with HIV disease can have several problems with the nervous system. A common problem is peripheral neuropathy. This can cause damage to nerves controlling sensation. Symptoms may include altered sensation, numbness, tingling,...
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Central nervous system

HI I have read that HIV can affect the central nervous system.. how ? which are the symptoms?If damage is done can it be reversed? and which could be the development in time? Another question which is the difference between HIV and AIDS ? I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Theo,The reason your questions have not been addressed here is that this forum is devoted exclusively to questions related to anemia and fatigue. If you look around the other areas of this website I think you'll find answers to your... Read more »

Affecting central nervous system (CNS)

How does the HIV affects the CNS? which are the symptoms? thanks Theo...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
HIV can affect the central nervous system (CNS) in many ways, both directly and by causing poor immune function which allows other pathogens or diseases to do damage. This can lead to many, many symptoms and problems including dementia, meningitis,... Read more »

Is checking central nervous system critical?

Dear Dr. I was recently diagnosed with NHL (B, large cell.) My CD4 is 200 and viral load hovers around 8,000. The LYmphoma was found in a node under my arm and CT scan doesn't show any other signs of the disease. I have no other symptoms. I...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear HM: A spinal tap is part of the staging evaluation for HIV-related lymphoma. It should be done! I have performed a spinal tap on virtually 100% of my patients. The transient discomfort associated with a spinal tap pales compared to missing the... Read more »

Nervous anxiety of symptoms of Hiv or other related stds

Hi. I've recently had sex with a guy while intoxicated. at first as far as i could remember, a condom was on. I also believed i shared a dildo with a girl. I know all the risk of catching stds through these acts. (oral/sharing...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The symptoms you are describing are not typical of Acute Retrroviral Syndrome (earliest stage of HIV infection). The rashes and acne seem to preceed by a long time your contact. I am glad you are getting retested as recommended, that is the best... Read more »
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For those nervous about Acute HIV symptoms/afraid to get tested

Posted by thestranger, 1 Reply
Hi guys,
just wanted to share my story for those who are afraid they have gotten HIV or who think they might be experiencing ARS. A couple months back, I had an protected encounter with a woman of unknown HIV status, and three weeks after the... Read more »

nervous please help

Posted by somija18, 1 Reply
Ok about 3 months ago, I had an encounter with a man (which I am as well) and we both gave each other unprotected oral sex, but neither of us ejaculated in each others mouth. Then I had protected anal sex with a man a week and a half later. Then i... Read more »

Way Nervous.. Any thoughts?

Posted by nervous2008, 3 Replies
Ok. Here is the story and I would appreciate any insight.
I am 36 m, smoker, ashtma, and drink. I take advair everyday for ashtma and Lexapro for anxiety.
On Dec 15th, I had unprotected sex. On Feb 26th, 2008, I had protected sex but gave unprotected... Read more »

HIV exposure? Very nervous

Posted by James3, 1 Reply
Was I exposed? Very nervous
Hello everyone, thanks for taking time to read and respond.

Where to begin. Well, I am a bi-curious male, so I had a one night stand with another male about 12 days ago. I never have one night stands, this was a first. We... Read more »