How Does Neuropathy Happen
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University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineIt isn't possible to give a timeframe for this because different people have different rates of HIV disease progression. On AVERAGE, it might take 8-10 years fater becoming HIV-infected to develop HIV-related peripheral neuropathy.... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESThanks for your post.While peripheral neuropathy can occur at any CD4 count, it's much more common among persons with lower CD4 counts. I'm not aware of any particular association between PN and viral load or rate of disease progression.... Read more »
University of British ColumbiaThis certainly does not mean you have gone on to AIDS. There are many causes of the symptoms that you describe that have nothing to do with HIV infection, so I would keep an open mind until all of the tests have been done. Even if it does turn out... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesHi guys. Scott here. Am very new to this forum. I'm very recently diagnosed. Exposed just over 3 months ago. 3 weeks after infection (amongst all the other symptoms) I got tingling in my hands, then an all over hypersensitivity sensation (like... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesThis is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:
Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?
If so . . . for what period of... Read more »
Posted by cepo, 2 RepliesI had a vaginal unprotected sexual exposure with someone like 6 months ago, after a month I had a really bad backache that lasted 2 weeks and then went away. I never had any other sympton, the reason I 'm freaking out is because i started getting... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHi.
I have been experiencing some strange and disturbing symptoms for 6+ weeks now and was hoping maybe someone could shed some light on whether or not this is possible neuropathy and if so whether this type of PN is ever seen in recently infected... Read more »
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