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

How Long Do Neurological Symptoms Of HIV Last

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

...and comes in a patch. Capsaicin is the "hot"chemical produced in chili peppers. In a recent study, one treatment with thecapsaicin patch reduced pain for up to three months. A follow up of the studyis continuing to examine the long-term effectiveness of the patch. Amultinational trial has started to confirm these findings. Additionally, research is planned for several PN treatments, includingerythropoietin and acetyl-carnitine, which may...
Ask the Experts

Neurological symptoms/swollen glands....ARS?

Dr. Bob. How common are Neuro symptoms with ARS? How do they typically manifest? I had an unprotected sexual encounter about 5 months ago. About 7 weeks later I developed Neuro symptoms. I woke up Monday morning with numbness in my left leg only....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Can I offer some words of wisdom? Sure thing. STOP HAVING UNSAFE SEX!Neurological symptoms occur in approximately 12% of acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) cases. These symptoms include aseptic meningitis, meningoencephalitis, Read more »

HIV symptoms

Hi Doc,Thanks for answering my previous question regarding HIV infection due to sex with a Russian hooker in Bangkok. I also wanted to know what are the symptoms of HIV if it is contracted at all. Its been more than 72 hours since the incident took...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...last exposure - I think I am imagining swollen glands all the time! Could you kindly answer two small questions. Firstly, how long after infection do people normally get ARS and symptoms? Secondly, what symmptoms are characteristic?Thankyou for... Read more »

"Neurological symptoms" in ARS

Dr Bob, I have read that neurological symptoms are part of ARS in abotu 12% of cases. I have also read in many of your responses the peripheral neuropathy, or pins and needles and paraesthesia is not consistent with ARS/early HIV. What types of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There are a variety of conditions that make up that 12%. They include aseptic meningitis, meningoencephalitis, facial palsy, Guillain-Barr syndrome, brachial neuritis, cognitive impairment, psychosis and yes, peripheral neuropathy too! Please... Read more »

consistent HIV symptoms

I have read many of your responses where you have stated 'your symptoms are not consistent w/HIV symptoms'. What do you mean by this and what exactly are the consistent HIV symptoms?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to help each other. My prayers are with you. Please tell me what you consider to be ARS symptoms, when do they appear and how long do they last? Are any of the symptoms, or lack of specific symptoms, indictive of hiv infection or not. I know... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...AIDS developed severe dementia. Strong antiretroviral medications (ARVs) have cut the rate of serious dementia. However, with longer survival, more people with AIDS are living with milder neurologic problems. These are estimated to affect 40% to... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viramune

...smooth sailing, and Viramune may even be beneficial for cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Like Sustiva, Viramune has a very long half-life -- which means if you're stopping meds for any reason you should stop the Viramune several days before... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...people with HIV or AIDS , or cancer , or those on chronic steroids) People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy In addition, some studies have shown that obese persons ( body mass index > 30 ) and... Read more »
Connect With Others

Neurological Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have heard that "neurological symptoms" can manifest during ARS. Are these symptoms just limited to neuropathy or can others present themselves? Also is it possible Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...many related to HIV and still repetitively testing negative. Especially with people complaining of Parasthesias other mild neurological symptoms Leg weakness Dry eyes Dry mouth Dry skin Gingivitis Aphtous ulcers Periodontal disease... Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...another source) that are infected with HIV do get ARS. However, the remaining 10% or 20% do not, and they proceed to the prolonged asymptomatic stage, when there are no symptoms at all. The term acute is the opposite of chronic. It means that... Read more »

Not 100% confident on 13 and 17 week negatives

Posted by Impossible, 2 Replies
...This is odd because it would seem like my body is still reacting to an infection hence I'm still having a lack of appetite and neurological symptoms as well my skin is still somwhat more inflamed that it normally is you'd think if it was an... Read more »