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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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DOES size matter??? CDC FACT SHEET -- EFFECT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY ON THE RISK OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There is no question that being on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission. However, and this is a very big however, it does not... 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 happens in the setting of succesful HAART, I might suspect a side effect of a medication or some other... Read more »

neuropathy

I discovered that I was HIV+ 10 months ago. At that time my viral load was 160,000. I started taking Viracept (Nelfinivir) and Combivir (3TC & AZT). My viral load dropped to non-detectable. However I have been experiencing numbness in my feet...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
This is not a common side effect of any of the medications you are on, but peripheral neuropathy has been reported with both Zidovudine and Epivir. If you are having difficulty with these, I doubt that you would do better with either Videx or Zerit... Read more »

Neuropathy? On NNRTI Regimen

I was on Zerit, VIDEX and Sustiva (I think the Sustiva was in this regimen) for about 2 years and BOY did I get the Lipodystrophy (sp)! Cheeks sunken, legs and arms and chest skinny. After 2 yrs I was switched to Combivir and Sustiva which I've...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The combination of didanosine and stavudine is possibly the worst for the development of either neuropathy or lipodystrophy. As it is associated with these and other complications, we no longer use it in our clinic. So this is probably the origin... Read more »
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Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

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ITS A FACT

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Its a fact some of positive people lie about their status before sex. If you are going to have sex BE SAFE! dont believe people if they tell you they are negative, they may not be. ALWAYS PRACTICE SAFE SEX!!!!! I hope we learned something here.

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HIV FROM CONDOMS AFER FACT?

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What are the chances of catching hiv when:
You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes he puts his penis in you for a couple of seconds (about 2 inches)? Read more »