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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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Anemia & Neuropathy

My current HIV regimen for the last three months includes: Tipranavir, Norvir, Kaletra, Combivir, Fuzeon & Foscarnet. I am also on triple anti fungal therapy for aspergilius in sinus. Ambisome, Cancidas(both IV) and voriconosol/Vfend oral. Over...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Regarding neuropathy, there are several possibilities. "Pain the feet" can be associated with DSN (distal sensory neuropathy) or ATN (antiretroviral toxic neuropathy) among other conditions. The potential causes include HIV infection... Read more »

good labs no haart and neuropathy=/

I was recently diagnosed with PN. My symptoms day to day have ranged from mild with a hot pepper sensation in my feet, some numbness on part of a hand and one part of my shin to excruciating to the point I can't have shoes on and when I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sorry to hear you are having such a painful and annoying problem! I absolutely agree with you: 46 does not qualify as "old age!"Regarding your discomfort, who made the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy (PN)? I would definitely seek the... Read more »

Confused about neuropathy and ARS

Dr. Bob,Hope this message finds you well. I am writing in hopes that you can provide some clarification/information regarding the presentation of PN in ARS/seroconversion. About 3-4 weeks post-encounter (unprotected with a woman of unknown status...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Mr. Tingles.You do not have PN! PN stands for peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral by definition involves only the periphery and that means hands and feet. Your symptoms are "generalized (kind of all over my body)." Your symptoms are... Read more »

Can Iron & Zinc supplementation increased Viral Loads?

I understand that in South Africa the Dept of Health advises against Iron & Zinc supplementation due to the concern that it causes increased Viral Loads? Are you familiar with this theory? Is there any science confirming this? I would have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nutrition can be a confusing topic, particularly when broken down to the level of vitamin, mineral and micronutrient components. As it turns out, not having enough (a deficiency) can lead to problems. However, over-supplementing can lead to... Read more »
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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?





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What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am experiencing what i think is the beginnings of hiv neuropathy. in the mornings, i can see the blood fill my lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. ... Read more »