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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
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peripheral neuropathy?

sometime back i started having pain in my legs and feet, starting below my knees. mostly my left side. it is not excruciating, but it keeps me awake at night and is noticeable any time i am still. i also at times experience similar symptoms in my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Typical peripheral neuropathy due to drugs generally involves fairly symmetric tingling/numbness in toes feet at first. Asymmetry extending up to knee is somewhat Read more »

neuropathy analysis

In treatment-naive patients who develop neuropathy, does viral load or CD4 count necessarily have anything to do with the onset of this condition or can it just as easily happen to someone with low load and good CD4 counts?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...In fact, neuropathy can be due to the effects of HIV itself. In these cases, it would be worse at a lower CD4 count and higher viral load. If it Read more »

Valcyte (Ganciclovir), Zerit & Neuropathy?

I was diagnosed HIV Positive in the end of February 2006 while hospitalized with PCP and A.R.D.S. After being discharged in the beginning of April 2006 I started to have numbness & tingling in my legs, primarily my left leg (quad). I did not have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Certainly peripheral neuropathy can be seen in advanced HIV disease which is of often helped by antiretroviral therapy. Some HIV meds such as Zerit can aggravate Read more »

Neuropathy??

I just came home from the emergency room at the hospital. I have gone to my HIV specialist and he did not think it was HIV related. My pain is so intense in my left leg coming from the nerve. The doctor in the emergency room said that it could be...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...I agree with Dr. Henry's answer, as the pain you describe does not really sound like neuropathy. To me, the key at this point is to see the neurologist as they can do specific tests to establish the origin of the pain and Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy Still Common Among HIV-Infected Patients on HAART; Risk May Increase With Age

...My name is Scott Evans. I'm with the Harvard School of Public Health. This work is about looking at HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy in the HAART [highly active antiretroviral therapy] era. 1 We used data from the ALERT study, a large... Read more »
The Well Project

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 Finding Support Read more »
Being Alive

Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

... I was recently diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. I still have feeling in my fingers, but I've lost most of the feeling in my toes. Do you have any advice on ways I can manage Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

... Table of Contents Introduction A Snapshot of the Nervous System Clinical Features of Peripheral Neuropathy Development of DSPN Diagnosing DSPN Risk Factors for DSPN Neuropathy Management DSPN Therapies Conclusion Read more »
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Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...NSAID's but every now and then they get the better of me. I have never been on ARV's. Has anyone else her had experience with neuropathy? My ID specialist said it wasn't neuropathy since my vibration test was normal but he reccomended neuro... Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

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