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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...you to talk to people who understand what you are goingthrough and can share your frustrations and applaud your successes. References Highleyman, L. (2002). Peripheral Neuropathy. Bulletin of ExperimentalTreatments for AIDS: Retrieved July 2003 from www.thebody.com/sfaf/winter02/pn.html Venkat K. and Florian P. (2005). Neurological complications of HIV/AIDS. Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS : Retrieved October 2006from...
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Neuropathy from Statins or Hiv or Hiv meds???

How do I know what is causing my neuropathy? I have been with Hiv/Aids for 20 years, on meds the entire time, and on statins for 3 years. The neuropathy started about 1 year ago. How do I know what is causing it??? I have heard it could be the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...good HIV providers in the Dallas area so if you are not satisfied with your care you may want to ask other patients or local AIDS organization who they recommend for a consultation or to switch providers. KH Read more »

neuropathy from hiv or drugs

is my neropathy from my hiv or my drugs that i am taking for hiv....?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thank you for your post.Both HIV itself and some HIV medications (mostly d4T and ddI) can cause peripheral neuropathy. If you're having pain in your feet or hands, you should discuss this with your doctor.BY Read more »

Radial Neuropathy and HIV

Hello and before anything else, Thank You for this wonderful site!My question arises from my current condition. I am newly HIV+. In fact, I am still seroconverting. I discovered my HIV status when I developed radial mononeuropathy in my left arm 4...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...has passed from when you posted so you probably have some of the answers to your questions. My prediction would be that your neuropathy is not permanent, although my bias would have been to recommend prompt treatment of HIV infection in the face... Read more »

Does neuropathy predict HIV progression?

if someone already had nerve damage in their feet, would hiv infection tend to attack this earlier than normal?and if someone had only been infected for a year and gotten nueropathy that quickly, would that mean they are a fast progressor or can...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hi and thanks for posting. Neuropathy can develop from other medical conditions and does not represent a special susceptibility to HIV infection. Similarly, the occurrence Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS, Neuropathy, Painkillers (My Personal Hell)

... Well, where do I start!? I guess pain ... physical and mental. One of the situations that we face with HIV/AIDS is pain ... from neuropathy, aging, etc., etc. I myself was on pain medication -- exactly, Oxycodone. Well, 8 years ago when Read more »
The Body PRO

Peripheral Neuropathy Still Common Among HIV-Infected Patients on HAART; Risk May Increase With Age

...1 We used data from the ALERT study, a large metastudy of participants who are enrolled in randomized trials in the ACTG [AIDS Clinical Trials Group]. We primarily focused on naive patients: We looked at what sort of neuropathic signs and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Controlled Trial of High-Concentration Capsaicin Patch for Treatment of Painful HIV Neuropathy

... There are limited effective treatments for the painful condition HIV-associated distal sensory polyneuropathy (HIV-DSP). Capsaicin desensitizes cutaneous nociceptors resulting in reduced pain. The authors reported on a placebo-controlled Read more »
The Body PRO

An Update on the Diagnosis and Management of HIV-Associated Peripheral Neuropathy

...feet/ankles and then the hands in a symmetrical manner.) Dr. Simpson referenced Poster 493, 1 which is a study by the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group comparing the usefulness of a brief neurologic assessment evaluation (focusing on a... Read more »
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HIV Optic Neuropathy

Posted by toper3
...Has anyone hear of this Eye condition? Has anyone ever had problems with there eyes as a result of HIV??--after ruling out EVERYTHING ELSE Read more »

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by James1941, 1 Reply
...follow-up visit with the doctor next month. Thanks to Scot's post and a very quick search, I may now have a name for the problem = neuropathy. And, the site that I quickly visited says that it could be treatable. I'll do more research when I... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
... and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions. My other question is, how common is neuropathy in early HIV? I started getting... Read more »