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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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I Really Really think I have Neuropathy

Dr.Bob, Please help me. It has now 6 months after I had unprotected sex, (we had unprotected sex 5 times over one years time). I tested for HIV at 4 months at the doctors office with chemiluminesence. At this time I had some symptoms, sore neck, dry...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Very Sore Fellow,Your negative HIV-antibody tests out to six months from the time of your last potential exposure are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted.I can't... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy Stress

Dear Dr Feinberg15 years ago, I had unsafe sex with another man in which I was the active partner.About 12 years ago, I may have been in an unsafe (passive partner) situation due to a broken condom.About five years ago, I noticed a burning sensation...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
In all this testing, have you had an HIV test? That would put your fears to rest right away if it's negative. The pattern of your uncomfortable sensations doesn't sound like the peripheral neuropathy associated with HIV. Your symptoms... Read more »

Neuropathy during seroconversion, false negative?

Hi Dr. Bob, Please answer, I'm terrified! I had unprotected vaginal intercourse on Dec 19, 2008 with a partner of unknown status. Two weeks later developed weakness, weight loss and just felt horrible. I got better but couldn't gain the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You had sex December 19, 2008??? Hmm . . . so I assume you're a "Back to the Future" kind of guy, eh? Well, let's assume you had sex December 19, 2007 instead, OK? That you had unprotected sex does place you at some degree... Read more »

Neuropathy and false negative?

Hi Dr. Bob, Please answer, I'm terrified! I had unprotected vaginal intercourse on 29 september 2011 and 5 October, 2011 with csw of unknown status. I got symptom like mild fever, nausea, loss of appetite and weight loss around 1 - 2 weeks...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:It is usually the HIV medications that causes neuropathy, not the virus. In addition, an HIV test at 90 days is considered conclusive. You are negative. If these symptoms continue, I would suggest a trip to your doctor to rule out other... Read more »
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Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... 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 »

Does anyone has dry mouth and neuropathy early HIV

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
Does anyone here experience persistent dry mouth and throat and white coated tongue and peripheral neuropathy (Burning, stinging, tingling feet and hands which is persistent?

This has occur after 3 months of lowgrade fever and 2 episodes of hives... Read more »

worried about oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had all the classic HIV ARS symptoms, mild fever, sore throat, muslce and joint pain.....rash (now on it's 11th week) and most recently muscle tremors (I thought neuropathy happened late in HIV infection). All this after recieving oral sex (I'm... Read more »