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Peripheral Neuropathy

...damage. More recently approved HIV drugs have not shown this risk for PN, though it may take several years before evidence of this side effect appears. Who Is at Risk? Several risk factors put people living with HIV at a higher risk for PN. These include a history of PN, higher viral load, CD4 count below 100, an AIDS-defining condition, use of drugs that damage nerves, diabetes, poor nutrition, and heavy use of alcohol. Peripheral ...
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Autonomous Neuropathy before Treatment

I've been positive since 2002. I now have a very high viral load and CD4 level below 350. I've had a sudden (since about 3 weeks ago) onset of what I believe points to Autonomous Neuropathy. These are my symptoms: numbness in my toes, tingling and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The symptoms you are experiencing could be due to HIV-related neuropathy in which case improvement after starting effective HIV treatment is likely (though in some cases improvement is slow and sometimes Read more »

Neuropathy???

Hi I am 43 years old male, positive from last 9 years and not in ARV, yet. My Blood counts were: In 2007-5-23, CD4 747, CD8 649, CD3 1493, cd4P.03, CD8% 43.47, CD4/CD8 ratio 1.15. In 2008-1-31, CD4 464, CD3 949 and CD4% 48.9. In 2008-4-08, CD4...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It generally would be unusual to have HIV-related peripheral neuropathy with high CD4 cell counts and undetectable HIV levels. I assume you have seen a neurologist. The character/location of the pain can give Read more »

Fatigue, Myopathy, Neuropathy, Elevated CPK

Dr. Franscino,I have been HIV pos for 10 years. I have had an undetectable viral load since starting my treatment 10 years ago. I am religious about taking my regimen. I suffer from fatigue neuro/myopathy and went on full disability about 4 years...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seen at some prestigious medical institutions. However, in situations like yours, I would suggest a complete reevaluation by a highly competent and experienced HIV specialist. That evaluation should also include a repeat evaluation of your... Read more »

Sustiva/Truvada neuropathy?

Dear Keith:I am 31 years old. I have had type 1 diabetes (IDDM) since 1985, and HIV positive since 1990. I am on a regimen of Sustiva and Truvada. I have been taking this combination for 3 months. I have developed a noticeable neuropathy in my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...synergistic interaction between those two conditions in aggravating neuropathy. Ordinarily your current HIV regimen doesn't have a high rate of neuropathy but it is not zero risk.. The FTC in Truvada can cause neuropathy occasionally. The... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...may include foot drop, facial droop, or paralysis of the diaphragm (the sheet of muscle in the chest used for breathing). Mononeuropathies are uncommon in people with HIV and are easily distinguishable from DSPN. Today, many cases of... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...people who understand what you are goingthrough and can share your frustrations and applaud your successes. References Highleyman, L. (2002). Peripheral Neuropathy. Bulletin of ExperimentalTreatments for AIDS: Retrieved July 2003 from ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...infection of nerve cells, by drugs used to treat HIV or other health problems, or other factors. Risk factors for PN include higher HIV viral load, diabetes, age greater than 50, and heavy alcohol use. Other risk factors are the use of cocaine or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...oxidized . These molecules are also called free radicals. They react very easily with other molecules, and can damage cells. High levels of free radicals seem to cause a lot of the damage associated with aging. Free radicals are produced as... Read more »
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Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

Neuropathy Question.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...legs have been totally numb and at other times it felt like I'd been mucking around with a TENS machine that is turned up on high. I get burning in my wrists, forearms and armpits and shooting pains in the skin/tissue above my stomach. These... Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...legs have been totally numb and at other times it felt like I'd been mucking around with a TENS machine that is turned up on high. I get burning in my wrists, forearms and armpits and shooting pains in the skin/tissue above my stomach. These... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left Read more »