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Side Effects of HIV Drugs

Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Knowing About Side Effects Can Help Women and Side Effects Milder Side Effects More Serious Side Effects Other Possible Side Effects Side Effects or Toxicities During Pregnancy Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV Drugs Over the years, many HIV drugs have been developed that help people livelonger, healthier lives. Like all drugs approved by the US Food and...
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numbness

i am a 33 year old female and am hiv and aids positive six months done the line i started taking medication and a month ago i started feeling numbness in the legs, i cannot feel them at all at times and then it is feels like pins and needles, it...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Risk for HIV related peripheral neuropathy depends on CD4 count and other factors. Risk for HIV treatment related peripheral neuropathy depends on what specific HIV drugs you are taking. If your are on one of the "D" drugs (ddi, D4T) for... Read more »

numbness

dear doctor,I am 46 years old hiv+ for the last 4 years and on meds since then. viracept and combivir. doing very well. cd4 count 1000 and undectectable vl. I have noticed some weekness in wrist and fingers. have some kind of nerve or muscle injury...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
From what information you provided it would seem unlikely that your complaints are due to standard neuropathy from HIV or the drugs you are on. You may have some form of compression neuropathy (carpal tunnel or axillary/cervical) that might warrant... Read more »

tingling and numbness

I have been on Atripla going on 2 years this coming april, for about the past 6 months or so I have been experiencing sort of tingling and numbness in my legs. Could this be a side effect of this drug ?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Peripheral neuropathy from HIV drugs usually starts first in toes/feet before involving the more proximal legs. The risk for neuropathy from HIV is higher in patients with now CD4 counts. Many non-HIV factors can cause numbness in legs including... Read more »

numbness&pain

i've been a user of crack for 20yrsi've been aware of my hiv for 5yrs but i just overlooked it. now that i'm in recovery(3)mons i'm 511 and 200lbs all of a sudden i wake up at night with what i would say is thick numbness in my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unfortunately, without much more information, I cannot give you a specific answer as to the exact cause of your symptoms. Could it be HIV-related peripheral sensory neuropathy? Yes, it's possible. Could your crack cocaine abuse also be part... Read more »
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numbness and tingling

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Jackie,Jade,Gregg,Gman,anyone know whats goin on with the tingling and numbing hands and fingers.As you all know ive had all the symptoms everyone else has, i thought i was the only one with this numbing problem but there seems to be more of this... Read more »

Tingling and numbness

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Well i went for more tests ,there doing a complete blood test on me checking everything also there checking for diabetis and yes there throwing in another hiv test to.I asked about testing for CMV i was told that i was probably exposed to it when i... Read more »

rec drugs and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
salut! I have an ex who tested hiv + about 1.5 years ago. What troubles me is that he seems to be treating his body as if he does not have a serious disease. He uses ecstacy/cocain and now has tatooed his body. It almost seems like he has taken the... Read more »

numbness

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone!
I'm a guy in college and now I'm waiting for the result of my HIV test. I really can't concentrate on my study because all the stress and anxiety about HIV but hope this test will be helping me a little bit if it is... Read more »