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Is There A Test To Check For Neuropathy

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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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Neuropathy - ?

Dear Dr. Frascino, I am 33 y.o. female, HIV+ for a number of years, not on medication, good blood counts, but have a recurring problem with this stabbing pain in my joints / bones. Mainly arms and legs. My old doctor said that I had peripheral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,So your "old doctor" advised you had peripheral neuropathy? Just how "old" was he? I'm inclined to agree with your new (?young) doctor. Peripheral neuropathy is characterized by pain and numbness in the toes and feet,... Read more »

Neuropathy

Hello- I hope you can offer some help. I have been experiencing trobbing in my feet for the past couple of years. It seems to be worse latter in the say, which seems to make sense. I recently went off of D4t and I am hoping that this might help in...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Dear Neal, it may take several months for D4T-associated peripheral neuropathy to respond to interruption of the drug. Therefore I am hopeful that your symptoms will improve. There are specific vitamin deficiencies which can result in peripheral... Read more »

Neuropathy Sign?

I am a 34-year-old hetero sexual man who is happily married. I am scared of HIV/AIDS because of my "wild times" as a young man. I don't know if I'm overreacting, but I see things that I believe could be symptoms (wife's...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I cannot diagnose symptoms in this forum (or even outside this forum!). Only a medical doctor should be doing that. I can say that what you experienced with your arm doesn't sound anything like neuropathy. It sounds like your arm fell asleep... Read more »

Neuropathy or HIV?

Hello Doc and thank you for reading. As briefly as possible I will explain my concerns. In late Dec..24th, I went to Asian massage parlor as I have done for years. No intercourse...but did suckle her breasts for 1 min or so. Did insert finger into...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
I agree with your docs. This is not likely to be from HIV. Negative blood tests (especially if this was with the new tests that look for both antigen and antibody) over 3 months post-exposure and after several weeks of symptoms would not be... Read more »
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NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
JUST HAD A QUESTION. IS THIS SOMETHING U GET IN EARLY HIV INFECTION? I'VE FELT THIS PINS AND NEEDLES SENSATION ON BOTH ARMS AND BURNING FEET AND NOW IM SCARED I HAVE HIV. MY EXPOSURE WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO (VAGINAL) IM STRESSING OUT SO MUCH AND I... Read more »

Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »

Neuropathy Question.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all. Scott here. Am very new to this forum. I posted this in the recently infected forum but I think this is where it should be. I'm very recently diagnosed. Exposed just over 3 months ago. 3 weeks after infection (amongst all the other... Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »