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If Hiv Positive When Does Neuropathy Develop

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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 AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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A unique neuropathy developed in the last 6 months

I have been HIV positive for 19 years. My current VL is undetectable and CD4 counts are 435 in early June. My regimen includes Truvada, Prezista (600x2) and Norvir as a booster. I did take DDI for a number of years but stopped it in Oct of 2011,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am unaware of documented cases of your HIV regimen causing isolated upper leg motor neuron dysfunction-seems very unlikely. I would consider seeing if there is an HIV experienced neurologist you could see for consultation or 2nd opinion. Have you... Read more »

neuropathy following primary HIV infection

Dr. Pierone, I've recently tested positive about 3 month ago. Before that I've tested negative in June. So I know how I got infected (french kissing). I just still can't believe this.. After my last exposure, I've developed...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Sorry to hear about your recent infection. Some people develop neuropathy with acute HIV infection, although it is not a common finding. Generally, the symptoms that develop as part of a primary retroviral syndrome tend to dissipate over time. You... Read more »

Herpes, HIV and Neuropathy

I'll try to be brief - 1st, Thanks, even if you never get to my question, Thanks. I found out I was HIV+ because of a severe pain in the butt. No really, my butt hurt way to bad to sit down. I was poked and probed and swabbed and nothing....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
You are right about the importance of staying HIV negative. I just had a conversation with a patient of mine that recently seroconverted regarding how his life has changed. He is a high-level professional that would lose his career if word of his... Read more »

HIV infection and Peripheral Neuropathy in Women

Hi, I have had two sexual partners this year (2011). One of my partners, we have practiced safe vaginal sex (using a condom) everytime and unprotected oral sex twice (I was the receptor or "giver". The second time ejaculate in my mouth, of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.The symptoms you describe are not consistent with HIV-related peripheral neuropathy. Rather they are quite consistent with anxiety.Your HIV-acquisition risk is relatively low. I would advise getting a single HIV-antibody test three months after... Read more »
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MYELOPATHY/NEUROPATHY

Posted by Kipling, 2 Replies
I was diagnosed with Aids April 2000. I was very sick at
the time during the 8 and a 1/2 weeks I was hospitalized.
The virus attacked my spine and I am now living with a spinal disease called myelopathy which enables me to walk. I also developed... 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 »

Does anyone has dry mouth and neuropathy early HIV

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
Does anyone here experience persistent dry mouth and throat and white coated tongue and peripheral neuropathy (Burning, stinging, tingling feet and hands which is persistent?

This has occur after 3 months of lowgrade fever and 2 episodes of hives... Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
JUST HAD A QUESTION. IS THIS SOMETHING U GET IN EARLY HIV INFECTION? I'VE FELT THIS PINS AND NEEDLES SENSATION ON BOTH ARMS AND BURNING FEET AND NOW IM SCARED I HAVE HIV. MY EXPOSURE WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO (VAGINAL) IM STRESSING OUT SO MUCH AND I... Read more »