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Is Tingling In Fingers An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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Pain, Tingling, Numbness In Left Hand and Fingers

I am 69 years old and was diagnosed with HIV in 1987. I started HIV meds (AZT and ddC) in July 1992 and began the 3-drug treatment with Crixivan in June 1996. I have remained continuously on Crixivan but have changed the other two drugs several...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
It sounds like you have arthritic and tendonitis symptoms of you left hand. Inflammation can produce some compression of the nerves to your fingers which account for the nerve associated symptoms. You are correct that drug related peripheral... Read more »

tingling in fingers and toes with red splotches

Hello, I have been HIV+ for ~11-12 years and I have taken everything from AZT to now taking... Read more »

Tingling In Fingers

I was diagnosed as HIV+ in February 2003 and started meds (Trizivir & Sustiva) in April 2003.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Cost-Effectiveness of Symptom-Based Testing and Routine Screening for Acute HIV Infection in Men Who Have Sex With Men in the USA

Testing for HIV when flu-like symptoms are evident may offer a cost-effective alternative for early detection of HIV infection in men who have sex with men (MSM), reported the authors of the current study. "Acute HIV infection often causes... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Tingling of My Heart

I never thought that after living with HIV for more than 20 years that I would have to worry about Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). But there I was, in March of 2004, thinking that I had dodged the HIV bullet after many combinations of therapy, my... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acute HIV Infection -- New York City, 2008

Acute human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (AHI) is a highly infectious phase of disease that lasts approximately 2 months and is characterized by nonspecific clinical symptoms. 1 AHI contributes disproportionately to HIV transmission... Read more »
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numbness and tingling

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Jackie,Jade,Gregg,Gman,anyone know whats goin on with the tingling and numbing hands and fingers.As you all know ive had all the symptoms everyone else has, i thought i was the only one with this numbing problem but there seems to be more of this... Read more »

can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
Hi;
I am a 25 year male from India.In my country no one gives a proper advise about HIV/AIDS.People feel shy to talk about sex.Thats the reason I am writing to you.Doctor I had sex with a sex worker with double condom 1 month back. The condom... Read more »

For those nervous about Acute HIV symptoms/afraid to get tested

Posted by thestranger, 1 Reply
Hi guys,
just wanted to share my story for those who are afraid they have gotten HIV or who think they might be experiencing ARS. A couple months back, I had an protected encounter with a woman of unknown HIV status, and three weeks after the... Read more »

Acute Symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is the normal time that acute symptoms will show after HIV has been transmitted, I have heard anything from a few days to 6 weeks, whats the average? Is a blocked up runny nose a symptom, I had flu 48 hrs after an encounter with a female... Read more »