Does Having Neuropathy Mean I Have Hiv
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineGood question. I have seen several cases of HIV related transverse myelitis and/or myopathy that seemed to respond to corticosteriods prior the the availability of effective antiretrovirals. It is unclear to me what the etiology was of the... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineNeuropathy means peripheral nerve irritation/dysfunction. In the setting of HIV it is most often due to HIV itself or to some of the drugs (such as D4t or ddI) used to treat HIV. There are many causes and manifestations of neuropathy. KH... Read more »
AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure CoastHi and thanks for posting. Neuropathy can develop from other medical conditions and does not represent a special susceptibility to HIV infection. Similarly, the occurrence of neuropathy with HIV is not a predictor of rapid progression. Rather, rapid... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for posting from Israel.First, viral loads can vary significantly from day to day (while off treatment). A change from 5500 to 5000 has no clinical or biological meaning.Next, if there's no other reason for the neuropathy that... Read more »
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Posted by James1941, 1 ReplyI was just reading Scot on 'Fatigue' and know that I am lucky/unlucky to be living in Australia.
Lucky because HIV means a full disability pension - permanent, not much but enough to exist on. Lucky because I too suffer from fatigue but, because of... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyIs it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »
Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Replyhave been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Peripheral neuropathy is a tingling sensation, pins and needles, that is very, very often quite painful. According
to Dr. Judith Feinberg, it affects the longest nerves first, therefore it always starts in the toes, may progress
upwards to involve the... Read more »
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