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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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CNS-Stocking Glove

From your profile, I am glad to hear that you have extensive HIV and CNS experience...SO PLEASE help me get through the next could of days until lab work come back next week... I messed up this past summer in July. Must have converted in the...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
OK, no sugar coating.HIV itself, especially with high viral loads, can cause neuropathy. This may be the cause of your current problems, but I must say that the symptoms you describe are somewhat atypical, and they may require futher work-up and... Read more »

DR. HENRY, EARLY PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY?

Dear Dr. Henry, What are the signs of HIV related early peripheral neuropathy. I've been having burning sensations(actually it feels more like a drop of hot water on the skin surface) in my fingers, toes, feet, face, thigh, and scalp.Any...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV related peripheral neuropathy generally would not cause the symtoms that you describe. More typiically one would see painful or disagreeable sensations are produced my orinary stimuli, a stocking glove distribution for distal extremity loss of... Read more »

Neuropathy- help needed

Dr Dezube thanks for your great work on this site. I finished chemotherapy two weeks ago. Now I'm in remission and feel very blessed. I have just one residual effect from the chemotherapy, neuropathy in my hands and feet caused by the...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm happy to hear that you completed the courses of chemotherapy. Congratulations! What you describe in terms of neuropathies is indeed quite common. The good news that in time the neuropathies from the vincristine will get better. So how to... Read more »

Neuropathy - ?

Dear Dr. Frascino, I am 33 y.o. female, HIV+ for a number of years, not on medication, good blood counts, but have a recurring problem with this stabbing pain in my joints / bones. Mainly arms and legs. My old doctor said that I had peripheral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,So your "old doctor" advised you had peripheral neuropathy? Just how "old" was he? I'm inclined to agree with your new (?young) doctor. Peripheral neuropathy is characterized by pain and numbness in the toes and feet,... Read more »
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Treatment options for Neuropathy

Posted by Neuropathypain, 1 Reply
I have suffered from Neuropathy since 2000. At first they thought it was the Zerit that I was on becuase a side effect was Neuropathy and it could go away, it never did it just got worse. I have tried every drug from Neurotin to Lyrica with no pain... Read more »

Blood in gloves and HIV infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 1 Reply
One week ago, I visited a lab to get my blood test done. I noticed that the lab technician had blood stains on his gloves. Never thought of asking him to change the gloves. But after few days, I realized that the blood stains in his gloves could... Read more »

Gloved hands

Posted by carmenaveguy, 2 Replies
I was on a fundraising cruise for the Gay Games and I saw one crew member in the catering/food departmen who was wearing rubber gloves as she picked up peoples glasses, plates, etc. I carefully looked to see if any other cater/food people who were... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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