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Is Tingling In Lower Leg Early Sign Of Hiv

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An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Stavudine, also known as Zerit or d4T, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Stavudine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme (a type of protein) converts HIV's RNA -- a single strand of genetic information -- into DNA -- a...
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Burning and Tingling on lower legs

Hello Doc Young,I am taking atripla since March 2009 and whenever I am seated, I feel terrible discomforting burning and tingling on my lower legs. What could be the cause of this? Is it the atripla? I am undetectable and CD4 count is over 900......
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.The symptoms that you describe are consistent with peripheral neuropathy-- though there are other causes of foot pain to be sure.The medications in Atripla (tenofovir, FTC and efavirenz) are not generally thought to... Read more »

$1,000 Donation Per Answer - Scared Shitless!! Please Answer Dr. Bob!!!!

About a year ago, I engaged in deep kissing, protected vaginal, protected anal, received protected oral after the various intercourse(I don't think the condom failed as far as I could tell as it seemed like it was still on before she started to give...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Kissing is not considered a significant HIV risk. Protected sex is protected if the latex condom is used properly and does not fail. There have been no documented cases Read more »

early conversion frm HIV to AIDS

I have been annually tested for HIV for a number of years. Three years ago the test showed sero-positive. My viral load and CD4 were just beginning to change. Now three years since my early detection, the CD4 level is 225 and my Dr. suggests I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is a wide range (some rare patients progress within months of infection while others are still doing well after 15-20 years) of progression rates from infection to severe immunosuppression. The differences are due to a number of factors but... Read more »

Paralyzed With Fear - Yes, Again! -- I'm Gutless to get tested and I hate myself for it!

Dr. Bob, I'm sorry I am so gutless....I got freaked out again and cannot think straight...over the last 3 weeks I have been suffering from headaches, dizziness, watering eyes, and congestion in my head (30 months post exposure). I have never had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...assessment and advice once again remain completely unchanged! "Minimal risk, excessive and unwarranted worry and a need for a rapid HIV test to put your residual fears permanently to rest!" I can add that your recent symptoms are not suggestive... Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement,... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...fatigue Symptoms typically occur when glucose levels have gotten very high. If you are diagnosed while diabetes is in its early stages, you may not have any symptoms. Glucose Tests Since there are not always obvious symptoms of diabetes,... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...pain might only occur when you put weight on the joint. In more severe cases the pain could be constant. An MRI scan can spot early stages. X-rays and other scans can detect advanced osteonecrosis. Diet and Healthy Bones Even though you... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Acute Viral Syndrome, or Primary Vital Syndrome is a set of symptoms (syndrome) that occurs 2-4 weeks after the exposure to the HIV retrovirus (hence the term retroviral), PROVIDED THAT YOU ARE INFECTED. Chances are that you are not. 2-4 weeks is... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »

Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »