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Peripheral Neuropathy

Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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Peripheral neuropathy

Doc. Luzuriaga,How comon is peripheral neuropathy within the first few years of infection, say 1-4 years (percent wise)? Is it qite common or would you contribute it to some other illness? I have read many times that PN is most common in more...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Peripheral neuropathy is fairly commonly seen in HIV positive people (up to 30% by some estimates). It is an inflammatory condition of the peripheral nerves (i.e., all parts of the nervous system outside of the head and spinal cord). Peripheral... Read more »

Peripheral neuropathy of HIV?

Hi, I'm 24 years old. I tested negative after 13 weeks of protected sex with a commercial sex worker from Romania (92 days) with HIV Combo Ag-Ac despite I'm convinced that I was positive. Since then I have burning sensation in my left leg....
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Neuropathy would more likely be caused by the medications used to treat HIV, not the virus itself. Also, 13 weeks would be far too soon for someone to be experiencing neuropathy. Lastly, any testing done outside of the 12 week windows is... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy

Dr., I've asked you this a few times, but I am sure you have been busy...I am curious to know if peripheral neuropathy occurs during the Acute Hiv Illness. I read your response that said it was probable. If it occurs during the acute hiv...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
The reason that I haven't answered you is because this is a forum for peoplewho have HIV infection and those who care for them or about them. It is nota forum for people who are worried that they have HIV infection. Virtuallyall of the... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy question please?

Dear Dr. Bob,I am confused. There seems to be a lot of conflicting information on peripheral neuropathy out there. Some say it effects only the feet and hands but never goes above the knees. Others say the entire legs and arms can be affected or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Lonely and Scared,The symptoms you describe are not consistent with HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy (PN). I'll repost below a link to the archives that discusses PN.I'm delighted to hear you will be getting HIV tested next week.... Read more »
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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 time... 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 »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation.

I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of Chemo... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 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 time... Read more »