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How Does Peripheral Neuropathy Feel

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
Ask the Experts

Will My Peripheral Neuropathy ever go away?

I have had HIV since 1984, AIDS since 1998, and peripheral neuropathy since 1986. My viral load is near undetectable.My pain is still bad and I am on Meds for it. Two doctors feels that since I am nearly undetectable I should be have no pain...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Recovery from HIV or HIV-drug related peripheral neuropathy often but now always will occur when switched to an effective regimen with lower risk for peripheral neuropathy. In my experience Read more »

Peripheral neuropathy.

Medical inquiry.My name is DNM, male and aged 58 next September. I reside in Harare Zimbabwe and was diagnosed HIV positive in May 2006 and started anti retroviral treatment (ART) in August 2006. At that time my CD count was 160. Since then I have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The problems you describe are consistent with drug-related peripheral neuropathy (PN) which can be very frustrating to deal with. PN was a common problem in the US among HIV+ patients on treatment but is has Read more »

How do I tell the difference???

Hello, How do I tell the difference between peripheral neuropathy and my hand or foot falling asleep. Sometimes when I leave my hands or feet in one position they begin to get that tingly feeling and pin and needles but then as soon as I use them...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Peripheral neuropathy may feel similar to the sensation you are describing but is much more persistent and does not come and go as you are describing. Read more »

Sexually Transmitted Hepatitis C/Homosexual Men

I am very concerned! I recently found out that a former sexual partner may have contracted hepatitis c. It has been almost 2 months since i have even spoken to him and I have (within the past 3 days) have had a constant tingling or peripheral...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis C is a sexually transmitted disease in gay men and I have also seen at least one case in gay women. Your symptoms are not likely HCV however you should get tested for all STD's if you have had an unsafe encounter and that includes HCV. Be... Read more »
Articles
Being Alive

Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

... I was recently diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. I still have feeling in my fingers, but I've lost most of the feeling in my toes. Do you have any advice on ways I can manage Read more »
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 Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

... Table of Contents Introduction A Snapshot of the Nervous System Clinical Features of Peripheral Neuropathy Development of DSPN Diagnosing DSPN Risk Factors for DSPN Neuropathy Management DSPN Therapies Conclusion Read more »
The Body PRO

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

...CROI 2009. My name is Scott Evans. I'm with the Harvard School of Public Health. This work is about looking at HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy in the HAART [highly active antiretroviral therapy] era. 1 We used data from the ALERT... Read more »
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Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had burning sensations all over, feeling like my feet were cold even though they weren't and feelings like I was being pricked by a pin in my fingers. ... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This 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 »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...in contact with my penis when I had removed the condom. I just freaked out and didn't know what to do. On dec 16th, I startd feeling tightness around my neck and along the jaw line. There was also this weird feeling of pressure in my ears. My... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This 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 »