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??

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Articles
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 »