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Does HIV Cause Cold Hands

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The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...hyperlactatemia, but lactic acidosis is a serious illnessthat can be life-threatening. What Causes Lactic Acidosis? Lactic acidosis can develop when your cells make too much lactic acid orwhen your liver isn't working properly. HIV drugs in the nucleoside reversetranscriptase inhibitor (NRTI) class can sometimes cause these problems: Cells make too much lactic acid: NRTIs can damage the mitochondria. This isknown as mitochondrial...
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Cold hands & feet with Neurontin

Last month I increased my dose of Neurontin from 300mg (3xdaily) to 600mg (3xdaily). I'm experiencing colder than usual hands and feet. Is this a side effect from the increased Neurontin and are there other alternatives? Thanks.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It is hard to answer that question without details regarding such issues as your HIV status, HIV meds, whether you smoke, age, whether cold temperatures aggravate the condition, etc. Neurontin by itseld doesn't Read more »

gingko biloba interactions with HIV drugs

Hi Doc, I am thinking about taking gingko biloba as a treatment for poor circulation. I tend to get cold hands/feet, dizziness and numbness in my head. I went to numerous doctors regarding these problems and got my heart checked. Nothing seem to be...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Have you got your thyroid function checked? You may have the symptoms of hypothyrodism.I found no scientific reference that shows data on the effect of Gingko on circulation.Gingko could interact negatively with protease inhibitors and non... Read more »

Another nurse question..

Ok, I checked the forums...you have been helping people a long time-wow-what a great service you offer to the public!I am an ICU nurse-recently cared for an aids pt (did not know this at the time), and I actually did not find out until 2 weeks later...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I would make only two brief points:1.Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact skin even with your three-days-old healing "cuts" form Read more »

Limbs stop functioning with severe anemia?

I am writing in behalf of my brother-in-law who has severe chronic anemia and has practically lost the function of his legs. He is thirty years old, and has had this problem on and off for around a year, but now it has gotten severe.He has been to...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...organs, and may cause weakness or coldness in the hands and legs. If it turns out that your brother-in-law is infected with HIV, the symptoms of burning in the legs might be related to a condition called peripheral neuropathy. This is a condition... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

... How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Injection and Infection Access to Clean Needles Drug Use and Unsafe Sex Medications and Drugs The Bottom Line Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...effect of antiretroviral therapy on clinical manifestations. AIDS 20(7):1051-1058. October 2005. Gynecological conditions and HIV/AIDS. The Body. Retrieved from www.thebody.com/content/art5000.html on July 21, 2006. Levine AM, Berhane K,... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
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HIV chat rooms?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Does anyone know of any chatrooms for teens/young adults with HIV? Any other resources? Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...although the muscle aches and fatigue are gone (only lasted 2-3 weeks). However, I still feel cold chills, and I have constantly cold hands and feet. I've read that the main cause of these can be anxiety, due to vasoconstriction during chronic... Read more »

10 months symptoms ... but negative

Posted by David75, 4 Replies
...body, including palms and soles Gingivitis ( as diagnosed by my dentist) Bleeding gums Itchyness stiffness of hands burning/cold hands/feet electroshocks folliculitis yellowing skin TIREDNESS very sensitive skin ( skin turns VERY RED when under... Read more »

is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »