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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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Is this HIV-related neuropathy?

I've been to three neurologist regarding neurological pain, itching and burning and still don't think I'm getting the correct assessment.I tested positive two plus years ago. My viral load is 30,000 and T-Cells are 455. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
From your description I doubt you have standard HIV related or drug related peripheral neuropathy. Perhaps you would benefit from seeing a good dermatologist with some HIV experience. Seeing a good dermatologist may ultimately provide some relief... Read more »

HIV, Herpes and Neuropathy

I was diagnosed with Genital Herpes in late July 2003 and HIV a week later in August 2003. I initially sought treatment due to severe pain in my rectum. It took several weeks and a blood test to determine that my pain was related to an initial...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post and very kind words; I'm happy to know that our work here is of benefit.Both HIV and herpes can cause nerve injury; for the case of HIV, this is typically a "distal, symmetric" sensory neuropathy-- meaning that... Read more »

Rectum pressure

I have had rectum pressure for three months now. I have a digit exam along with the microscopic blood test. The doctor did not find anything. The next step was a barium enema which also did not find anything. The doctor thinks it might be IBS....
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Do you have HIV? Is that why you posted this question here? Anyway IBS is not in any way related to HIV but is a common condition (actually more than one condition can be called IBS). IBS can be very serious, but it can also be controlled with... Read more »

condom came off inside of rectum

After having sex with a guy we noticed that his condom was missing. Hours later I passed it out of my rectum. My question is, does a loose condom inside my rectum for a few hours increase the chance of infection? Should I consider PEP? Thanks....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A condom left behind (so to speak) should be viewed the same as unprotected sex, because the ejaculate would leak out. PEP would be indicated if your partner was HIV positive and you are still within the 72-hour window. If not, testing at the... Read more »
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recpetive anal sex, condom half in half out rectum

Posted by alphabetsoup, 2 Replies
Hi guys,

I met up with a guy in a bath house, I do not know his hiv status. We had sex, I was the receptive partner and I got on top while he lay down. We used a condom and some silicon lube. After a few minutes he came inside the condom, he then... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?





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What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »