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Does Hiv Cause Muscle Twitching And Pins And Needles

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Muscle twitching

Hi, I was just wondering what would cause muscle twitching. I never had this before and it started about 2 months ago. I have never had an HIV test. I seem to sometimes get little flutters through out my body every so often, but at night my body...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
This would be a very unusual manifestation of HIV; there are many possible explanations for your symptoms and you should discuss them with your Primary Care Physician;JLS.... Read more »

Muscle Twitching

I have been diagnosed 22 years ago with AIDS. I am currently on Sustiva/Truvada for 2years and... Read more »

Leg & foot muscle cramping and twitching.

Hi,I've been positive for 20 yrs and on meds for about 18. Now on Sustiva, Kaletra,... Read more »
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On Pins and Needles

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bush Administration Should Recognize Value of Needle-Exchange Programs to Reduce HIV Spread, Letter to Editor Says

Observers need "[l]ook no farther than the president's backyard for proof" of the "devastati[on]" caused by the Bush administration's efforts to "undermine" needle exchange as part of its international HIV prevention strategy, Patsy Fleming, vice... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Research Suggests Dirty Needles Bigger Cause of African AIDS Than Thought

The World Health Organization's long-held position that dirty needles cause 2.5 percent of African HIV exposures is actually "conservative," said a leading researcher at WHO, prompting questions about a global AIDS bill focused mainly on unsafe sex.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe: Stigma Among Educators Still a Barrier in AIDS Fight

On the main wall of a one-room Mazankwe schoolhouse in Zimbabwe's lower Gweru district is a list of the five main causes of HIV/AIDS: "razor blades, needles, scissors, blood transfusion and toothbrushes." Due to the stigma and taboo associated with... Read more »
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Muscle Twitches

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi,

It's been about 10 weeks since my possible exposure and I have started experiecing muscle fasciculations (twitches) all over (mainly in the limbs). Is this is any way a symptom of HIV infection? Does peripheral neuropathy ever present itself in... Read more »

Continous muscle twitching & shivering

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Any expert please advise on this! I have continous shivering at night and during the day whilst I try to hold still, and my left eye keeps on twitching as well as my thumbs and my left leg! What could be the cause of this? Read more »

pins and needles

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is pins and needles a symptom of hiv or is it anxiety. I have had it for almost a week now. I have read that hiv causes neuropathy problems. I get extreme anxiety attacks, especially after a night of drinking coud this be hiv?? Read more »

9 week post exposure, muscle twitches, 7 week Oraquick rapid negative result.

Posted by treeoflife1, 1 Reply
any way muscle twitches can have anything to do with 9 weeks post exposure HIV, Read more »