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Neuropathy After Topping 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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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 »

Is pain on back of hands/tops of feet, Neuropathy?

to avoid I have been HIV+ for nearly 20 years now and have been relatively healthy. My viral load was originally 24,000 and t-cells dropped to 225 then I went on meds back when crixivan was new (didnt have a name then) combined with azt/3tc....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Wow-what a story. You might consider getting off the AZT (? switch to abacavir) to perhaps help the fat loss. 3TC can cause peripheral neuropathy as a low rate. The symptoms you describe (and note) are unusual for drug related neuropathy.... 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 »

DR. HENRY, EARLY PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY?

Dear Dr. Henry, What are the signs of HIV related early peripheral neuropathy. I've been having burning sensations(actually it feels more like a drop of hot water on the skin surface) in my fingers, toes, feet, face, thigh, and scalp.Any...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV related peripheral neuropathy generally would not cause the symtoms that you describe. More typiically one would see painful or disagreeable sensations are produced my orinary stimuli, a stocking glove distribution for distal extremity loss of... 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 »

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