Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Hiv Neuropathy

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
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 References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations,and feelings. There are two parts of the nervous system:...
Ask the Experts

early hiv + with neuropathy

i've become infected with the hiv recently (about 6 month) i'm having symptoms of neuropathy (tingling, numb, burning and lightning-like pain). please tell me how i can control these pain.. thank you
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Consult a doctor with experience treating patients with HIV. The symptoms that you describe are consistent with peripheral neuropathy, which often responds to modest doses of amitriptyline (50 mg at bedtime) or gabapentin. Read more »

Rotator cuff injury or Hiv Neuropathy

I have been having pain; sometimes severe from top of my left shoulder down my left arm to my hand. At times my fingers go numb also. No chest pain is associated. I am on Viricept and Epivir only. Last t-cell count in April 2000 was 1320 and VL...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...doctor about this. The left arm pain is either due to a problem in your neck (like neck arthritis) or your arm -- it is not HIV neuropathy. Please see your doctor to get evaluated for the cause of the of the pain and numbness. Good luck! Read more »

Herpes, HIV and Neuropathy

I'll try to be brief - 1st, Thanks, even if you never get to my question, Thanks. I found out I was HIV+ because of a severe pain in the butt. No really, my butt hurt way to bad to sit down. I was poked and probed and swabbed and nothing. Then I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
You are right about the importance of staying HIV negative. I just had a conversation with a patient of mine that recently seroconverted regarding how his life has changed. He is a high-level professional that would lose his career if word of his... Read more »

neuropathy from hiv or drugs

is my neropathy from my hiv or my drugs that i am taking for hiv....?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.Both HIV itself and some HIV medications (mostly d4T and ddI) can cause peripheral neuropathy. If you're having pain in your feet or hands, you should discuss this with your doctor.BY Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Controlled Trial of High-Concentration Capsaicin Patch for Treatment of Painful HIV Neuropathy

...[HIV-DSP]," the authors concluded. "These results suggest that NGX-4010 could provide a promising new treatment for painful HIV neuropathy." Back to other news for July 2008 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
Brown Medical School

HIV 101: Diagnosis of Neuropathy in HIV-Positive Prison Inmates

Neurologic disease is frequently associated with HIV infection. Both the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS) may be affected. The causes of neurological disease are various: autoimmune reactions due to immune... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS, Neuropathy, Painkillers (My Personal Hell)

Well, where do I start!? I guess pain ... physical and mental. One of the situations that we face with HIV/AIDS is pain ... from neuropathy, aging, etc., etc. I myself was on pain medication -- exactly, Oxycodone. Well, 8 years ago when one of the... Read more »
The Body PRO

Peripheral Neuropathy Still Common Among HIV-Infected Patients on HAART; Risk May Increase With Age

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of a study he presented at CROI 2009. My... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

HIV Optic Neuropathy

Posted by toper3
Has anyone hear of this Eye condition? Has anyone ever had problems with there eyes as a result of HIV??--after ruling out EVERYTHING ELSE 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? Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous
...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? Read more »