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Is Neuropathy A Part Of Ars

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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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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 »

Neuralgia, Neuropathy from ARS

Dearest Dr. Bob,Firstly, many thanks for all your great work - how it has touched so many lives. I do hope you will give me a kind chance and answer my queries. Early Dec, I had a much-regretted episode (oral and vaginal intercourse using a condom)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Charlie,Your oral and vaginal sex was protected. Assuming the condom was used properly and did not fail, your HIV risk would be essentially nonexistent.To answer your specific questions:1.No, because you don't have ARS. Your symptoms are... Read more »

genital ulcerations as part of ARS?

Dr. Feinberg,On the 1st day of ARS I discovered painless ulcerations in my mouth and on my penis shaft and a dime-sized rash on my chest. From that day on symptoms just got worse...Are there documented cases of genital ulcerations as a symptom...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I haven't searched the literature for a reference that specifically adresses your question, but if such ulceration were to occur during ARS it would certainly be an unusual manifestation. Although ARS is a broad syndrome and can include a long... Read more »

Have you ever seen PN as part of ARS?

Doctor,Have you ever seen a patient complaining PN in the first 6 months of exposure to HIV?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That would be an unusual manifestation of acute HIV infection.... Read more »
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neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply


Peripheral neuropathy is a tingling sensation, pins and needles, that is very, very often quite painful. According
to Dr. Judith Feinberg, it affects the longest nerves first, therefore it always starts in the toes, may progress
upwards to involve the... Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
To Everyone Worried about ARS and Seroconversion
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Technically ARS and seroconversion are not the same thing.

ARS = Acute Retroviral Syndrome, sometimes called Acute Viral Syndrome, or Primary Vital... Read more »

After ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
So what happens after ARS? Aren't there other symptoms ongoing? I have read about lymph nodes being swollen, but what about other problems? Is there nothing? Or is there typically some sort of ongoing issue?

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Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
My question is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions.... Read more »