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Peripheral Neuropathy

Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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HIV, peripheral neuropathy and artritis

I'm 42, had HIV for nearly 20 years; I also have psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. recently, I have experienced intense "pins and needles", primarily at night, almost a "glove" up my left forearm. This can subdue to a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV or drug related peripheral neuropathy would rarely be localized to your left forearm-usually a local process involving the pathway of the nerve from spinal cord through axillary area and out to skin. A good clinical evaluation and sometimes a... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy

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...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by HIV infection sometimes in early infection but more often in late infection. Certain HIV drugs (in particular the D drugs D4T, ddI and ddC) can cause peripheral neuropathy (usually beginning in toes/feet). KH... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy

Dr., I've asked you this a few times, but I am sure you have been busy...I am curious to know if peripheral neuropathy occurs during the Acute Hiv Illness. I read your response that said it was probable. If it occurs during the acute hiv...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
The reason that I haven't answered you is because this is a forum for peoplewho have HIV infection and those who care for them or about them. It is nota forum for people who are worried that they have HIV infection. Virtuallyall of the... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy

i am hiv positive. i was infected on december 6th, 1999. i was told of my infection on december 21st 1999. my numbers at my initial testing were viral load of 500,000 and T cells were a little above 200. i was put on combivir and viramune. my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sometimes the lamivudine part of the Combivir can result in neuropathy (can switch that to abacavir). Usually some satisfactory treatment or therapy switch can be offered to blunt or reverse the condition. The vast majority or persons who develop... Read more »
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Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »