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Is Neuropathy Fatal

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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+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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is this fatal

I was selabit for 5 years now the first person I was with now tells me he just found out he has hepititas b if I have it is it fatal....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would simply get tested for hepatitis B infection. It is possible that you were vaccinated in the past and just don't know it. If your panel is completely negative, I would get vaccinated. If you DID get hepatitis B infection, the vast... Read more »

Is it fatal

Can you die from hep B and how long would it take, or if you get treatment is the prognosis bad or good....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Yes, you can die from Hep B but you can also be vaccinated so that you will never get it. It is also very treatable now with new drugs that are very effective. It is important if you have it to get treatment early and with someone who know how to... Read more »

side effects might be fatal?

I was recently prescribed Kaletra, Truvada and Ziagen and my doctor informed me I can end up in ICU with high fever or possible questin is why would I be prescribed such a medicine that may kill me or leave me in ICU...what are the side...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The doctor was probably referring to the Ziagen (abacavir) component of this cocktail, which can produce a serious and rarely fatal hypersensitivity syndrome. Unless you have known drug-resistant virus, the Ziagen is one drug too many and the... Read more »

AIDS fatal question - Feedback from the UK

Dear Dr Young,I have read with profound disgust the question sent from the UK ("AIDS fatal").I write from London and, as much as in the States, losing your job because of Hiv is illegal and it should be challenged in court.The Disability...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you Fabrizio.I hope that your information reaches our previous poster.BY... Read more »
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A Fatal Kiss?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Last week I visited a strip club and spent some time talking with a dancer at the bar. At the conclusion of our time, she kissed me on the lip .... actually lightly bit my bottom lip. No skin broken. But she left some saliva on my lip and I... Read more »

estoy fatal

Posted by jose_luis_perez, 1 Reply
el jueves deberia ir a hacerme las pruebas pero no se si ir . si puedo estar infectado preferiria no saberlo. por favor os lo pido exponedme un caso de como alguien se puede infectar por recibir sexo oral para poder descartar mi caso y... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Posted by Anonymous
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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