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Is Neuropathy An Early Sign Of HIV

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peripheral neuropathy

can peripheral neuropathy be a early sign of hiv infection, or is it a slow progreesion like hiv itself. i have ready peripheral neuropathy can be a clinical first sign of hiv infection. how ofetn does it happen
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
...It would be unusual as an early manifestation of HIV infection and usually occurs with more advanced disease or is associated with HIV meds, or other medical conditions. Read more »

Very Concerned! Peripheral neuropathy an early of HIV??

Dr. Bob,Hi There! I think this service you provide for everyone is amazing. I think my symptoms are... Read more »

early hiv + with neuropathy

i've become infected with the hiv recently (about 6 month) i'm having symptoms of neuropathy... Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...applaud your successes. References 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... Read more »
The Body PRO

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

...1 We used data from the ALERT study, a large metastudy of participants who are enrolled in randomized trials in the ACTG [AIDS Clinical Trials Group]. We primarily focused on naive patients: We looked at what sort of neuropathic signs and... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...weeks to months, slowly moving upward to involve the lower limbs up to the knees. The upper extremities are rarely involved at early stages. As its name suggests, the condition typically affects both sides of the body. Other manifestations of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...(CNS) problems include depression and problems with sleeping, balance, walking, thinking, and memory. In the early years of AIDS these were all called "HIV-Associated Dementia." However, a broader range of problems is showing up at present. This... 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 cepo, 2 Replies
...away. I go these feelings about 3 months afterwards and they dont go away. I guess my question is, "is neuropathy common in the early stages of HIV"? I've heard its an opportunistic infection but can it happen so early on? This pins and needles... Read more »

HIV Optic Neuropathy

Posted by toper3
...Has anyone hear of this Eye condition? Has anyone ever had problems with there eyes as a result of HIV??--after ruling out EVERYTHING ELSE Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
... 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 started getting... Read more »