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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

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 AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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Dirty EMG needle poke.

Dr. Please Im going insane, On January 24, 2001 I believe I was poked with a solid (EMG) needle, I was tested 71/2 weeks after and the tests revealed I was negative. What are the possibilities of me catching anything, the time lapse of me and...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The likelihood of developing HIV from an EMG needle is incredibly remote. I would really doubt you are HIV positive, based on the information you provide in your query. The current recommendation is that you get tested up to 6 months after the... Read more »

A unique neuropathy developed in the last 6 months

I have been HIV positive for 19 years. My current VL is undetectable and CD4 counts are 435 in early June. My regimen includes Truvada, Prezista (600x2) and Norvir as a booster. I did take DDI for a number of years but stopped it in Oct of 2011,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am unaware of documented cases of your HIV regimen causing isolated upper leg motor neuron dysfunction-seems very unlikely. I would consider seeing if there is an HIV experienced neurologist you could see for consultation or 2nd opinion. Have you... Read more »

Neuropathy Guy, Last Time!

Dear Dr. Frascino,Hello again. It's me, the guy that complained about the tingling in his feet and wrists from about a month or so ago. Well, if you recall you advised me to get an appointment with a neurologist after hearing my various...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Welcome back to the forum. First off, congratulations and WOO-HOO on the negative HIV test! Now that's a relief, isn't it?It sounds like the neurologist is doing the right thing - evaluating you for all the common causes that might... Read more »

Fatigue, Myopathy, Neuropathy, Elevated CPK

Dr. Franscino,I have been HIV pos for 10 years. I have had an undetectable viral load since starting my treatment 10 years ago. I am religious about taking my regimen. I suffer from fatigue neuro/myopathy and went on full disability about 4 years...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your problem is very complex and difficult to address without the benefit of reviewing your entire medical file and laboratory results and of a physical exam. I will try at least to make a few suggestions that might help. You report your... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
My question is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative 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.... 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. Please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested negative at 3 months. But soon after that I started feeling severe pain on my legs and feet. No I dont feel anything, but is like one day in dont feel nothing the next 2 or 3 days i feel terrible pain. Can it be hiv related neuropathy? Why... Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »