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Neurological Symptoms With Hiv

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Neurological Symptoms!!!

Posted by Anonymous
Hi All,

I'm just wondering if anybody has ever heard of neurological symptoms in early HIV (1 1/2yrs post exposure).

I continue to have chronic fatigue, muscle twitches, limb weakness, muscle aches, dry eyes/mouth, weird headaches, trembling and numb... Read more »

Neurological symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hey Guys, I wanted your opinions on something. ALthough i have tested negative at 6 months I am still somewhat worried. Although i know very very unlikely i have HIV, nagging symptoms have me worried. Ive been getting a lot of wierd neurological... 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 it possible for symptoms to appear ~ 6 weeks after infection and continue for lengthened... Read more »


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 tested negative for hiv. thanks.

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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work!

This is maybe not the right place to do this but still:

There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting... Read more »
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symptoms due to neurologic manifestations ofacute infection

Hello Could you explain the term " symptoms due to neurologic manifestations of acute infection". Just curious....
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Some people develop neurologic symptoms during the acute retroviral syndrome (primary HIV infection, occurring a few weeks after infection). For example, aseptic meningitis can occur, which would present with fever and headache and perhaps stiff... Read more »

Neurological symptoms

Hi Doctor,I'm going to summarize...32 year old male.HIV+ for several years, 2 years on treatment (Reyataz/r, Truvada, Valtrex), undetectable, CD4 600 range, nadir 203.My symptoms are: hyperreflexia, clonus, possible weakness, achy muscles...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Those generalized symptoms would be unusual to be due to either HIV itself or one of your HIV drugs (you don't mention whether you are taking any other meds which could have neurologic side effects or interact with any of your HIV drugs). The... Read more »

Neurological symptoms

Hi Doctor, I'm going to summarize... 32 year old male. HIV+ for several years, 2 years on treatment (Reyataz/r, Truvada, Valtrex), undetectable, CD4 600 range, nadir 203. My symptoms are: hyperreflexia, clonus, possible weakness, achy muscles...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
None of your medications are associated with significant neurologic side effects. It would be unlikely that HIV itself could cause the symptoms, especially with your CD4 count. This being said, the key here is to figure out whether your symptoms... Read more »

Neurological symptoms. What's going on?

Hi Doctors. I have recently been diagnosed with HIV after a fairly rough seroconversion. One of my first symptoms was an intense 'vibration/numbness' down both my arms which woke me up several nights in a row (Kinda felt like a TENS...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Sorry to hear about your recent infection. Sometimes neurological symptoms are quite prominent early on with HIV infection. But in most cases these symptoms recede and do not produce permanent symptoms. But it still does make sense to see a... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Neurological Complications of AIDS Fact Sheet

What Is AIDS? How Does AIDS Affect the Nervous System? What Are Some of the Neurological Complications That Are Associated With AIDS? How Are These Disorders Diagnosed? How Are These Disorders Treated? What Research Is Being Done? Where... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

NINDS Neurological Complications of AIDS Information Page

What Are Neurological Complications of AIDS? Is There Any Treatment? What Is the Prognosis? What Research Is Being Done? Clinical Trials Organizations Related NINDS Publications and Information Publicaciones en EspaƱol Additional resources... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Infection May Cause Neurological Damage Regardless of Antiretroviral Therapy Effectiveness, Study Says

HIV infection may cause damage to the brain even if the virus is suppressed to nearly undetectable levels with antiretroviral therapy, according to a study published in the Nov. 14 issue of the journal NeuroReport , the San Francisco Chronicle ... Read more »

CROI 2014: Research on HIV-Related Neurological Issues (Video)

IFARA sat down with Bruce Brew, Serena Spudich and Scott Letendre to talk about the HIV community's resurgent interest in neurology and the impact HIV itself might have on neurocognitive impairment. Issues discussed included the move from... Read more »