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Is Neuropathy An Ars Symptom

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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... Read more »

"Neurological symptoms" in ARS

Dr Bob, I have read that neurological symptoms are part of ARS in abotu 12% of cases. I have also... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy (peripheral = furthest away; neuro = nerve; pathy = damage) Peripheral neuropathy (PN) -- nerve damage that causes numbness, burning, tingling and sometimes severe pain in the toes, feet and legs, and sometimes in the... Read more »
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 Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the... Read more »
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 AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+)... Read more »
HIV i-Base

High Prevalence of Peripheral Neuropathy in Children Taking d4T in Rural South Africa

Peripheral neuropathy is a well-known side effect of older nucleosides, particularly d4T, which is still used widely in poor settings. Although it clearly occurs, this phenomenon is less well characterised in children and it is difficult to... Read more »
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ARS Symptoms 12 months ago HIV + ex GF

Posted by withoutyou, 1 Reply
Regarding my X from the get go I knew she had HIV I always wore condoms for vaginal sex. There were instances when I had a cold sore(very small and not open) and I performed oral sex on her or cuts on my fingers early on, I wasn't overly worried... Read more »

Possible Exposure with ARS symptoms in Lima, Peru-Expat

Posted by harryscary, 2 Replies
Hi, I'm currently living in Peru for work related reasons and have had possible exposure 5 weeks ago. I was celebrating my birthday with a couple of co-workers and after having one too many drinks, this coworker of mine convinced me to go with him... Read more »

Can you have ARS symptoms but not have ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies


I had symptoms of ARS infection...painful swollen neck glands, low grade fever, rash that lasted a month, clogged ears. My only risk factor is receiving a shot from a doctor 9 weeks before the symptoms showed themselves. Should I be tested? What... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just a few queries on HIV related neuropathy.

As I understand it, in most (~99%) cases it is the meds that cause neuropathy in HIV infected individuals and not the disease itself. I have also read, however, that peripheral neuropathy can occur very... Read more »