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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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Wide Spread Pain and Neuropathy

Dear Dr.I am experiencing wide-spread pain (mostly neuropathy in my limbs and the base of my skull in the back of my head). It feels as though I was just hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat or something hard as it's numbing and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello BPS,It's unfortunate that you are not communicating well or able to work cooperatively with your PCP. Is there any option to switch to someone with whom you could work more closely? You should be under the care of an HIV specialist... Read more »

AIDS mortality decrease

Do you have any figures on AIDS mortality rates since the onset of HAART? Ive seen figures for 1995 -1997, but what about 1999-2000?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
There has been well publicized figures on the decrease in mortality in the US among persons with HIV infection and AIDS from the CDC's HOPS (HIV outpatient study) cohort. The most recent presenation of this data was at this years Conference on... Read more »

100 percent mortality rate

Dear Dr. David,I have read on this site and several others that the mortality rate of HIV infected persons is 100. Does this mean that all people who have the virus will die with the virus (no possible eradication) not neccesarily from the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
As you said, life has a 100% rate of mortality ('the only way not to leave the party is not to go in the first place'). Whether HIV is absolutely fatal depends. It depends on the expected duration of the illness, it depends on the chance... Read more »

Mortality rate

According to a recent Danish study, the mortality rate of HIV infected individuals who commence to receive antiviral treatment while their immune systems are still strong is approximately 3.5 times higher than in the general population (but 15 times...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Without all the specifics of the study that you quote, it is unlikely that we have such information in patients who only received the current highly effective HAART regimens.In the past, older pre-HAART and early HAART regimens had limited long-term... Read more »
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SIDA: ENFERMEDAD MORTAL O HASTA ENVEJECER??

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Esto es importante y no kiero falsedades... es ,mortal o se puede vivir 70 aos con ella?? y con la medicacion claro???
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mortality and rich vs poor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I just read the article re: low income people dying more then rich educated people, I am on medicaid unemployed -(doc recommended I apply for diability) I have a private doctor who prescribed AZT, Sustiva and Truvada all covered thru medicaid.....is... Read more »

Ferritin as a predictor of HIV mortality?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
As I have posted my ferritin levels have increased from 424 to 724 in five months, a nearly exponential rate of increase. I test positive as a carrier of the hemochromotosis gene, but I do not have the gene on both chromosomes, so I shouldn't get... Read more »

LA HEPATITIS TAMBIEN ES MORTAL? TIENE CURA?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
bueno .. saludos a todos... les cuento q he tenido relaciones sin proteccion hace un tiempo. Luego de seis meses y a pesar de mis sintomas di negativo en el examen de vih1 y vih2 a pesar de muchos sintomas.
Bueno el hecho es q al leer los distintos... Read more »