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Peripheral Neuropathy

Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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Fifth Post:Final Year Med Student with Paralysing Fears?Can I get a Woo HOOooo?

I ll try to keep this succint: I am a med student from Asia reading in london fifth year of med school, feel like an idiot for reading a post dated version of Kumar and Clark that conveniently didnt include oral sex as a risk factor of HIV nor...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Top geezer???" Hmmm . . . as in eccentric senior citizen??? Perhaps there is some new London slang ("top geezer") that I'm not aware of.First a few facts:1.You can't contract HIV from saliva without extraordinary... Read more »

Effectivess of taking PEP on the fifth day after exposure

Dear Dr. R Frascino,Am I HIV positive? This, to me, is what is on everyones lips and thought when writing to you. Been tested for HIV is the only TRUE and unchallenged answer to that question. But the issue of one going for HIV is not as easy as it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Top Deck,"Jiga-jiga" does put you at risk for STDs, including HIV. That you jiga-jiga'ed with an ex who was HIV positive significantly increases your HIV acquisition risk.PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is most effective when... Read more »

bone loss

I'm on the 5th week of the Pegasys clinical trial with Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin. I failed a 7 month traditional combo treatment and now we are very hopeful. My question is: Can this treatment lead to bone loss? I have heard this...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
There is no evidence that Peg and RBV can cause bone loss to date. It has not been studied extensively, but it would be unlikely. It is more likley that the HIV meds are causing it as has been amply demonstrated in the past. The important point to... Read more »

Toxoplasmosis and peripheral neuropathy

In October 1998 I had such unbearable pain in my head that I had to be hospitalized. I was told that there was a swelling in my brain and was diagnosed with toxoplasmosis. That pain is now gone but about four months after I got home I suffered with...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The toxoplasmosis and peripheral neuropathy are not related events-- I know you didn't ask that outright but your title seemed to link them.Peripheral neuropathy can be due to HIV itself but can also be due to medications, such as ddI, ddC, d4T... Read more »
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NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
JUST HAD A QUESTION. IS THIS SOMETHING U GET IN EARLY HIV INFECTION? I'VE FELT THIS PINS AND NEEDLES SENSATION ON BOTH ARMS AND BURNING FEET AND NOW IM SCARED I HAVE HIV. MY EXPOSURE WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO (VAGINAL) IM STRESSING OUT SO MUCH AND I... Read more »

Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
A guy in my Old Geezers with AIDS group has recently been diagnosed with advanced osteoporosis. I have spinal ankylosis and osteoarthiritis (which seem insignificant to me just now). There are also reports of people with AIDS getting a disease of... Read more »

HIV related AVN (Avascular Necrosis) - Bone Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been positive since 1987, but under treatment only since 1997. In July 1997, I was hospitalized with PCP, a viral load of 160,000,000 and a CD4 count of 8. Since the beginning of the treatment, my CD4 has risen to normal (even up to 969 at... Read more »

am i infected here's my story ...please help..

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
on may 5th i had sex with a girl that i barely know when i was done i noticed the condom had broken and i didn't notice when it happened, about a month later early june i noticed i got some chills and some sweats out of the blue that was the first... Read more »