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... Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy
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How true is it that Triomune 40 causes peripheral neuropathy and blindness? what other dangers are there in taking this antiretroviral as there are no pain management drugs in Africa?
...Triomune-40 (D4T + 3TC + nevirapine) can cause peripheral neuropathy
(generally due to the D4T component) in a small but significant minority of patietns. Blindness due to the medications would Read more »
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...
can be caused by HIV infection sometimes in early infection but more often in late infection. Certain HIV drugs (in particular Read more »
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,...
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. That gets worse with... Read more »
Dear DoctorI am 45 and sero-convereted 8 weeks ago after a short flue like illness. About 3 weeks ago I stared feeling strange face sensations around the eyes, scalp numbness in the morning and pins on my hands. These strange sensations spread to...
In my US patients I have generally treated due to the symptoms on a trial basis (say for 6 months) with a fully suppressive regimen (such as nevirapine or efavirenz plus 2 nukes)to observe what happens to the neurologic symptoms. If they improve and... Read more »
... Peripheral Neuropathy
(peripheral = furthest away; neuro = nerve; pathy = damage) Peripheral neuropathy
(PN) -- nerve damage that causes numbness, Read more »
... 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 »
... 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 Read more »
...Measures Resources Selected Sources Introduction Of the many symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS and its treatment, peripheral neuropathy
(PN) can be among the most painful and debilitating. The most common estimate is that about... Read more »
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...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 »