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Is Neuropathy An Acute Symptom Of HIV

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The Well Project

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 Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will
Ask the Experts

Prophylactic Regimen with Combivir +Sideffects

I have been taking Combivir for a month and have finished a propylactic regimen for a needlestick. Obviuosly I am very concerned. I am aware of HIV acute symptoms. I have yet to have any of the common symptoms;swollen lymphs, fever,diarreha, however...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
From the information you provided it would be incredibly unlikely for your symptoms to be due to HIV infection. KH Read more »

Neuropathy and initial HIV syndrome

Is it likely that symptoms of distal neuropathy will show up during the acute HIV syndrome phase? Many thanks and god bless
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...(meningitis like), pain syndrome (radiculopathy), and disturbances in skin sensation. Rarely would the symptoms mimic the distal neuropathy seen with more established HIV infection or due to drug effects. KH Read more »

Neuropathy & Nausea

Hi Doc, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read this. I have tested NEGATIVE at 9,11,14(all ELISA) and 20(Oraquick) weeks.I also did the PCR testing which came back negative. But still I have symptoms of HIV. I am experiencing pain in my groin, enlarged...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Although peripheral neuropathy can be associated with acute HIV infection, your serial test results (including the negative PCR test) effectively rule out HIV infection, especially from Read more »

Burnt skin ?

Is periheral Neuropathy generally and acute symptom of HIV infection? I have (symptoms come and go during day) hand tingling,numb hands...burning calves, thighs, forearms, tingling on stomach, back, shoulders; I had burning sensations all over my...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
In the setting of HIV infcetion, the type of symptoms you describe are usually seen as a side effect of the medications used to treat HIV. In a small number of cases, neurologic symptoms are seen in people who have just become infected with HIV,... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Read more »
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 »
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 Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of 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 »

Symptoms of HIV or Anxiety?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Howdy, For 7-8 weeks now I have been experiencing random pains (all over) that last seconds before hitting another part of my body - it happens every day but I will go an hour or two at times without feeling them. Amongst all this I have... 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 MONTHS AGO (VAGINAL) IM STRESSING OUT SO MUCH AND I... Read more »

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 »