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Laser Treatment For Neuropathy

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eye laser

dear docs,a couple of questions1 )is it possible to have hiv related neuropathy only 10 months after infection? and if does this necessarily mean a low cd4 count?2)is it problematic to have an eye laser treatment, when hiv+?thanksbrando...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Brando,It is possible to have neuropathy due to HIV itself. It does not necessarily indicate a low Cd4 cell count.I see no problem with laser eye surgery in HIV+ people. I would tell your ophthomologist abot your HIV.DW... Read more »

Laser treatment

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Active FX Fractional Laser Treatments

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Promising Outcomes From Laser Ablative Treatment of AIN2/3 to Prevent Anal Cancer

The incidence of anal cancer is higher in HIV positive compared to negative populations with lower rates of clearance (87% vs. 38% at 5 years) and progression rates from high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN 2/3) in observational studies... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Laser Technology Could Be Used To Protect Against HIV, Study Says

A type of infrared laser technology could be used to protect the human immune system against HIV, as well as other viruses and infections, without causing side effects, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of the Journal of Physics:... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Controlled Trial of High-Concentration Capsaicin Patch for Treatment of Painful HIV Neuropathy

There are limited effective treatments for the painful condition HIV-associated distal sensory polyneuropathy (HIV-DSP). Capsaicin desensitizes cutaneous nociceptors resulting in reduced pain. The authors reported on a placebo-controlled study of a... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy (peripheral = furthest away; neuro = nerve; pathy = damage) Peripheral neuropathy (PN) -- nerve damage that causes numbness, burning, tingling and sometimes severe pain in the toes, feet and legs, and sometimes in the... Read more »
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Laser hair removal

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Treatment options for Neuropathy

Posted by Neuropathypain, 1 Reply
I have suffered from Neuropathy since 2000. At first they thought it was the Zerit that I was on becuase a side effect was Neuropathy and it could go away, it never did it just got worse. I have tried every drug from Neurotin to Lyrica with no pain... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had neuropathy in my feet for 4 years now in varying degrees of pain, sometimes light, sometimes crippling. I had some decent results using acetyl-L-carnetine, which seemed to have helped the pain some, but now it has come back in full force.... 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 side of my body. My hands are cramped and painful, making shaking hands a wrenching... Read more »