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Enlarged Lymph Nodes And Peripheral Neuropathy

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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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Can I start whoo-hooooing?!?! Negative at 8 weeks after fingering but still with swollen lymph nodes!!! Please answer Donation on the way for you fantastic work!!!

Hi Doc. I could not wait until the three months so I went to get tested at 8 weeks post exposure and I was negative.To cut a long story short I kissed, fingered (very shortly) and had unprotected insertive oral sex (10 sec. or so) with a girl whose...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I absolutely agree: your HIV risk is extremely low; however, I can't certify your WOO-HOO just yet. HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be conclusive. So you'll need to repeat that at three... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy?

Can peripheral neuropathy begin 1 month after HIV infection and is it something that can get better without medication? It was my understanding that this occurs late in the disease. Ive been having episodes of mild pains/discomfort and strange...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Neurologic symptoms of any kind can occur as part of acute HIV infection. This being said, this is very rarely the only symptom of seroconversion (although lymphadenopathy may be another sign or symptom).The best advice I could give you is that if... Read more »

Is this peripheral neuropathy?

Firstly, let me thank you, Drs Conway and Henry, so sincerely for the work you and your colleagues do on this site. It really is a huge help and wonderful resources to HIV sufferers across the world.I am 22 year-old white male, positive for 18...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your description makes HIV-related peripheral neuropathy seem unlikely. Some sort of local compression neuropathy (as you mention related to your recent hiking) is certainly possible. KH... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy?

Dear Dr Bob,Could you please answer my question? I have written to you a couple of other times but found my answers on the site since I am on the site daily for about 8 hours a day. I understand that you get thousands of emails but could you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are on this site daily for about 8 hours a day???? Honey, if you are not an employee of Body.com, 8 hours a day is more than a bit obsessive don't you think???I'll try to be succinct here, because I've answered several... Read more »
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Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have 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 »

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 »

enlarged lymph node next to adam's apple

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I noticed enlarged lymph node next to adam's apple.. I have the same under my chin .. this week is 8th week.. isn't it too late for ars?..


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Enlarged Lymph Node

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
About 4 years ago I was sexually active with a few people, some of them being unprotected. Since then I have been totally petrified of possibly being HIV positive. Every day I feel like I have another symptom. However, I do have a huge lymph node... Read more »