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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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eye laser

dear docs,a couple of questions1 )is it possible to have hiv related neuropathy only 10 months after infection? and if does this necessarily mean a low cd4 count?2)is it problematic to have an eye laser treatment, when hiv+?thanksbrando...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Brando,It is possible to have neuropathy due to HIV itself. It does not necessarily indicate a low Cd4 cell count.I see no problem with laser eye surgery in HIV+ people. I would tell your ophthomologist abot your HIV.DW... Read more »

KS Cosmetic Question - Laser treatment

I completed six chemo-therapy treatments with Doxil for KS. Legions were kept mostly superficial to the sides and bottoms of my feet, a large one on my leg and a few in my hands. They have flattened and lightened in color and are no longer painful....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. I have seen persistent skin discoloration lasting years following KS remission in patients as well. There was a report that addressed this issue at the annual meeting of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and... Read more »

Laser Treatments Safe?

HI Dr. Henry. I'm sorry if this question isn't perfectly on-forum. My question is actually about treatment risks for non-AIDS related laser procedures. I have a few tattoos that I'd like to get removed but see that some websites...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is no good reason why HIV+ persons doing well on antiretroviral medication can undergo laser therapy with results similar to general population-I have no problem referring pxs for procedures such as you are considering. KH... Read more »

Does the Zerona Laser have any effectiveness on visceral fat?

Hello Dr. Pierone, I am wondering if you have any personal experience or knowledge of the Zerona Laser being used to combat visceral fat deep within the abdominal area? Despite my switching medications my stomach continues to grow while the rest...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Zerona is a treatment with a low level laser that is being used to reduce fat. I don't have any personal experience with the machine, but have looked at some of the research and data and it does not seem promising. The major challenge that I... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had neuropathy in my feet for 4 years now in varying degrees of pain, sometimes light, sometimes crippling. I had some decent results using acetyl-L-carnetine, which seemed to have helped the pain some, but now it has come back in full force.... Read more »

Alternative Therapies?

Posted by Anonymous
I have created an internet discussion forum for those who are interested in how alternative therapies can be included in the treatment regimen of those living with HIV or AIDS. It is my hope that there is a need for such a site and that it shall... Read more »

Alternative Therapies?

Posted by Anonymous
I have created an internet discussion forum for those who are interested in sharing information about how alternative therapies can be included in the treatment regimen of those living with HIV or AIDS. It is my hope that there is a need for such a... Read more »

Alternative Therapies?

Posted by Anonymous
I have created an internet discussion forum for those who are interested in sharing information about how alternative therapies can be included in the treatment regimen of those living with HIV or AIDS. It is my hope that there is a need for such a... Read more »