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Neuropathy After Fingering Sign Of HIV AIDS

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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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Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular... 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 in fingers

I am 9 months from my exposure to HIV. I am getting tested next week. my question is this. Over the past several months I have noticed parts of my hand and fingers falling asleep during the night. I know this happens when sleeping the wrong way on...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Although this is theoretically possible, it is extremely unlikely. The type of symptoms you describe are often seen with "carpal tunnel syndrome", where a part of the median nerve in the wrist is compressed at the level of the wrist. The... Read more »

How Does HIV Associated Neuropathy Manifest Itself?

My above question is the question. What are the symptoms of HIV related neuropathy, and can they manifest during seroconversion? Thanks Doc! ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV-related neuropathy most commonly involved tingling or numbness in the toes and feet or pain in the feet before then involving the fingers and hands. Occasionally those symptoms can be seen during HIV serocoversion but they are commonly due to... Read more »
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Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »