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Is Neuropathy An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

... Highleyman, L. (2002). Peripheral Neuropathy. Bulletin of ExperimentalTreatments for AIDS: Retrieved July 2003 from www.thebody.com/sfaf/winter02/pn.html Venkat K. and Florian P. (2005). Neurological complications of HIV/AIDS. Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS : Retrieved October 2006from www.thebody.com/sfaf/winter05/neuro.html Gadd, C. (2006). CROI: Capsaicin patch helps relieve neuropathy. Aidsmap : Retrieved October...
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Neuropathy, suddenly

Hello, I have been poz for about 15 years. Am currently on Kaletra, Ziagen, and Viread. In the past, I have had slight inklings of neuropathy, mostly in my feet. It has been very moderate, so I haven't done anything about it. However, last...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have not observed acute neuropathy with either Zoloft or your current HIV regimen (for your HIV regimen there is a low risk for peripheral neuropathy Read more »

peripheral neuropathy

Hello Doctors,when does peripheral neuropathy start normally in the course of hiv infection. Is it from the very beginning meaning acute infection on, or only later in the course of infection?!!Is it right that it can be caused by both, hiv itself...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by HIV infection sometimes in early infection but more often in late infection. Certain HIV drugs (in particular the D drugs D4T, ddI Read more »

peripheral neuropathy

Dr., I've asked you this a few times, but I am sure you have been busy...I am curious to know if peripheral neuropathy occurs during the Acute Hiv Illness. I read your response that said it was probable. If it occurs during the acute hiv illness...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...It is nota forum for people who are worried that they have HIV infection. Virtuallyall of the questions I receive about the acute retroviral syndrome come fromthe "worried well." While I don't mean to dismiss your concerns, this is notthe place... Read more »

Acute Infection Neuropathy?

Dr Henry,25 days after a possible HIV exposure, I had an HIV antibody test and a RNA PCR ultrasensitive test done, both were negative. Since then I have noticed some tingling in my feet and calves and my rt forearm. Could this a form of acute...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Extremely unlikely. KH Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...are considerably less common than DSPN. Inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (known as Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome in its acute form) is marked by progressive weakness of the extremities and poor reflexes at all sites. Progressive... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS, Neuropathy, Painkillers (My Personal Hell)

... Well, where do I start!? I guess pain ... physical and mental. One of the situations that we face with HIV/AIDS is pain ... from neuropathy, aging, etc., etc. I myself was on pain medication -- exactly, Oxycodone. Well, 8 years ago when Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves except for the brain and spinal cord. About 30% of people with HIV develop PN. Some PN is a breakdown of the nerve endings (axons) that send sensations to the brain. Sometimes, PN is... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HIV 101: Diagnosis of Neuropathy in HIV-Positive Prison Inmates

...reported to occur in about a third of patients with AIDS. ( 1 ) Several other PN types are associated with HIV disease, mainly acute and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathies (Guillain-Barre-like diseases), mononeuropathy... Read more »
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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 »

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 Read more »

Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would PN at 11 weeks after infection be fairly inconsistant? What I am experiencing started a few days ago and began with tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...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. My other question is, how common is neuropathy in early HIV? I... Read more »