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Is Neuropathy A Symptom Of Acute HIV Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount
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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 symptoms of neuropathy...
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 Read more »

re: neuropathy question

Hi Dr. ConwayThank you for awnsering my inital question. I think I have some good news and a follow up question.1) I just had a 13 week test and it came back negative. Is this conclusive?I have read some sites that say 6 months is the only...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Neuropathy of the type you describe is quite non-specific, and it could well be due to an intercurrent self-limited viral disease, that Read more »

neuropathy question

Hi Dr. Conway,Could peripheral neuropathy occur 2 months after HIV infection?I had an HIV test 36 days after unprotected sex with a girl and it came back negative. I know I have to go back for a 3 month test though. In this waiting period I have...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...This type of neuropathy is non-specific, but could be consistent with early HIV infection. Neurologic problems associated with the earliest period of HIV infection has been described for over 20 years now. I would Read more »

peripheral neuropathy?

Can peripheral neuropathy begin 1 month after HIV infection and is it something that can get better without medication? It was my understanding that this occurs late in the disease. Ive been having episodes of mild pains/discomfort and strange...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Neurologic symptoms of any kind can occur as part of acute HIV infection. This being said, this is very rarely the only symptom of seroconversion (although lymphadenopathy may be another sign or symptom).The Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...conditions that can affect people with HIV, and it is the most common peripheral nervous system complication associated with HIV disease and antiretroviral treatment. (For more on CNS manifestations, see " HIV and the Brain ," BETA , Summer/Fall... Read more »
The Body PRO

Peripheral Neuropathy Still Common Among HIV-Infected Patients on HAART; Risk May Increase With Age

...My name is Scott Evans. I'm with the Harvard School of Public Health. This work is about looking at HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy in the HAART [highly active antiretroviral therapy] era. 1 We used data from the ALERT study, a large... Read more »
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HIV JournalView

...African-American men who, although they have sex with both men and women, consider themselves straight. In urban areas where HIV infection is prevalent, there is a 14% incidence and 32% prevalence of HIV among young, African-American MSM.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on Risk of Sexual Transmission of HIV Infection and Superinfection

...likelihood of HIV transmission. Modeling can help predict population-level outcomes such as rate of drug resistance, rate of HIV infection or prevalence of infection, and effects of HIV treatment and prevention programs in various settings. 33 ... Read more »
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neurophathy????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and fatgue in arms. I djd test at six weeks and was neg. My risk was unprocted vaginal sex for less than 30 seconds. Also does neuropathy come and go or does it hurt constantly? Thanks all 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 Read more »

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 »

Symptoms of HIV or Anxiety?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...going away any time soon. So here is where I am at - wondering whether this is an extremely early case of PN as a result of HIV infection (I'm at 10 weeks now) or whether it can be all chalked up to anxiety. I would accept anxiety as the cause... Read more »