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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 Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
Ask the Experts

Qualifying for Disability

Hello - I am in the process of applying for SSDI. I have been able to work while HIV/AIDS+ since being dx in 1987 (contacted in 1984). However, I was downsized in September this year, and I think they created a reason because of my declining...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
The best approach you can take is to have you doctors provide the SSA with detailed medical reports explaining why you are unable to work. Read more »

fatigue disability

Dear Dr.I have been positive 22 years. I have been on several drug regimens during that time. I went off meds 7 years ago due to side effects (pancreatitis, weekly kidney stones, peripheral neuropathy) along with wasting all at the same time. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...by one's CD4 count or viral load, frevinsakes!!!! That ID doc's insensitivity (and inexperience) could totally screw up your disability benefits!You have been HIV positive for 22 years and have a full diagnosis of AIDS and a history of multiple... Read more »

ankle pain neuropathy

I have been dealing with neuropathy in my feet and hands now for 3 years. I have been on neurotin, depatoke, topamax (I know I'm spelling these wrong), now have been on cymbalta at 60mg per day and it has helped so much. Now that the weather is...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...certainly in a safe range with regard to HIV complications. The regimen that you are on is not particularly known for worsening neuropathy, but the Epivir (in Epzicom) can contribute to neuropathic pain. How best to stop an NNRTI-based regimen... Read more »

Disability Denial of Claim

Hi, I am HIV+, have peripheral neuropathy and diabetes II. Because I recently underwent surgery for CTS, my insurance co. now wants to deny me benefits. I wil be 66 next Jan. and have been on disability since Feb. 2000. The possibility of my...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...Disability benefits under a disability plan are only paid until age 65 or if you became disabled after age 59, the plan will pay for only Read more »
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Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

... Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Agencies' Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS Among Disabled People Examined

...general population does, according to a landmark 2004 Yale University/World Bank report entitled HIV/AIDS and Individuals with Disability. Additionally, women with disabilities are more vulnerable to sexual exploitation and rape than non-disabled... Read more »
UNAIDS

Country Perspectives on AIDS and Disabilities

...speakers at the event. Credit: UNAIDS/Anne Rauchenberger. While there is a growing recognition of the interrelationships between disability and HIV, people with disabilities still lack access to HIV prevention information, treatment, care and... 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 Finding Support Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by James1941, 1 Reply
...was just reading Scot on 'Fatigue' and know that I am lucky/unlucky to be living in Australia. Lucky because HIV means a full disability pension - permanent, not much but enough to exist on. Lucky because I too suffer from fatigue but, because... Read more »

employment for a AA female in Atlanta

Posted by darlene45, 1 Reply
...out there that knows of somewhere hiring please let me know. The job that I was terminated from, I worked with people with disabilities. Please share information of a job listing. Thanks, ... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left Read more »

Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...speak slowly, have difficulty undrstanding conversations, and have difficulty hearing, I find these simple rules refreshing. Disability Etiquette Fear of the unknown and lack of knowledge about how to act can lead to uneasiness when meeting a... Read more »