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Neurological Hiv Symptoms

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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...things your doctor can do to check if you have PN. Your doctor will examine you and ask you questions about your symptoms, workenvironment, social habits, exposure to any toxins, history of alcoholism, andfamily history of neurological disease. He or she may order tests and scans todetermine the extent and type of nerve damage. A test called a skin biopsy usedto be done mostly by researchers, but it may become more common because it...
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"Neurological symptoms" in ARS

Dr Bob, I have read that neurological symptoms are part of ARS in abotu 12% of cases. I have also read in many of your responses the peripheral neuropathy, or pins and needles and paraesthesia is not consistent with ARS/early HIV. What types of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...meningoencephalitis, facial palsy, Guillain-Barr syndrome, brachial neuritis, cognitive impairment, psychosis and yes, peripheral neuropathy too! Please note however, many folks are convinced they have peripheral neuropathy when in reality they... Read more »


Please dr answer me this time.I was splashed at work while irrigating an eye no blood was visible but his eye fluid soaked my eye.My source pt was negative and so was my baseline.But I had low grade fever at 2 weeks now I have this tingling...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Nurse in Fear,Fear no more! HIV is not your problem. No way. No how!Your source patient is HIV negative. Your baseline test is negative. Your HIV risk of being splashed without visible blood while irrigating an eye is essentially a non-risk!... Read more »

Muscle twitching & DNA PCR test

I was tested out to be negative in DNA-PCR test after 40 days of probable HIV exposure. I had also done ELISA test after 3 months which was also negative. But recently I am experiencing severe muscle twitches, muscle pain all over body at different...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...months, then you do not have HIV infection. The symptoms you are experiencing are not due to HIV.Even if you had HIV infection, neurologic symptoms generally don't occur until years of HIV infection have passed. Read more »

FIRST signs of hiv/aids?

I was wondering if neurological signs (coma) could be the first sign of hiv/aids with no other symptoms before that?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're wondering if coma could be a first sign of HIV. I'm almost afraid to ask how you ever came up with such a notion.No, silly person, coma is not the first thing to happen. First your arms, legs and tallywhacker fall off, then you drop... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

..."HIV-Associated Dementia." However, a broader range of problems is showing up at present. This is now called HIV-associated Neurological Disturbances (HAND), which includes less severe symptoms referred to as Minor Cognitive Motor Disorder. ... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...Studies show that Viramune crosses the blood-brain barrier to a useful degree, which may be beneficial for patients at risk for neurological damage (such as dementia) from HIV. Lead-in dosing has been shown to lessen the risk of rash. If at any... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Joint and muscle pains seems to be a commen neurologic symptom of ars. I was just wondering, what else besides HIV could cause these symptoms. I had joint and muscle pains but have Read more »

HIV and CBC - to Jackie_Blue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...knowing. If somebody who thinks he's still having ARS for nearly 2 months now (started 6 weeks after the exposure), or probably symptoms of HIV/neurological complications (I have like a motor in my stomach producing fine internal tremor,... Read more »

Neurological Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have heard that "neurological symptoms" can manifest during ARS. Are these symptoms just limited to neuropathy or can others present themselves? Also is Read more »

Neurological symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...somewhat worried. Although i know very very unlikely i have HIV, nagging symptoms have me worried. Ive been getting a lot of wierd neurological symptoms. No swollen glands, no Fevers, no nightsweats. But what i am getting are as follows: Deep... Read more »