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Is A Numb Face A Sign Of Hiv

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face numbness

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The right side of face has been numb for a few days. Could this be a sign?

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone!
I'm a guy in college and now I'm waiting for the result of my HIV test. I really can't concentrate on my study because all the stress and anxiety about HIV but hope this test will be helping me a little bit if it is... Read more »

Numb left index finger

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just a quick question. Would a numb left index fingertip without any other numbness be a sign of HIV? Maybe late HIV?

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Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

oral sex with HIV+ woman and bad signs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have symptoms. it sure that the first sign of HIV+. i found information here yesterday, i have a blemish or purplish blotch in my mouth. it like confusion or bruise. now, blemish gradually... Read more »
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Numbness in the face

Hi Doc, I really need some advice here. I am 34 yo HIV positive male, I was diagnosed with HIV about 4 years ago. I developed a sharp pain down my spine and was taken to the ER and hospitalized for week. I had a high fever for couple of days and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would be concerned about some form of Bell's palsy involving facial nerve (often of unknown etiology though sometimes due to herpes or other infections). It can occur in general population as well as HIV+ persons with good CD4 counts. I... Read more »

Numbness in Face

Hi There, I woke up with some numbness and tingling in my right side of face and hand. It has been four day now and I still have some of the sensation. Not as present as four days ago. It is like I went to the dentist and had a dose of novocaine....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
For the tingling/numbess on right side you need to see your HIV specialist or primary care doctor to evaluate for a number of possible causes including Bell's palsy, nerve compression, transient ischemic attacks and others. Possible cause... Read more »

left eye vision irregularity, left side of face also numb, and increasing consistent pain in left heel

I started medication about five and half months ago (truvada + isentress) and complained pretty immediately of vision problems in my left that come on suddenly and have not abated. When I started the medication my viral numbers were about 5,000 and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That distribution of symptoms would be very usual to be due directly to your HIV regimen. Nonetheless, given your history and the value of protecting vision a thorough clinical evaluation is recommended. KH... Read more »

My face is beginning to show signs

I have been HIV+ for 10 years, and have been very healthy for most of that time. However, over the past year my face has become increasingly gaunt, possibly a side-effect of protease inhibitor treatments. I'm very self-conscious about this...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Its sounds like in addition to the physical symptoms of weight loss and loss of facial fat that have resulted in your looking ill, you are understandably depressed. Are you in a support group where you can discuss these things with other people who... Read more »
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Texas: Campaign Personalizes Numbing HIV Statistics

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