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Neuropathy Of The Eyelid

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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 »

newly diagnosed with neuropathy

Help - Unfortunatley I tested positive last month ago and I am going to an infectious disease doc...I can not cry and feel sorry for myself is of no value...time to move forward, get a plan, -stay and look and feel healthy...I am 38 and...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Since you are having such prominent symptoms related to your nerves you should consider having a neurologic evaluation to delineate what exactly is going on. Many people with HIV associated neuropathy improve with antiretroviral treatment.... Read more »

swollen eyelids

I started taking viread and kaletra about two months ago and immeaditely noticed that my eyelids have swollen so that I now look very tired all the time when in fact I am not. I went to an opthomologist who said only that my eyes were...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I haven't observed that problem in any of my patients on either of those drugs. It sounds like an allergic reaction of some sort. You may want to check what other meds (including alternative and over the counter) you are taking to see if any... Read more »

blood splash to eyelid and possible eye as well as lip

could i be hiv positive? i had a blood splash to my eyelid and possible eye as well as to my lip last the time of exposure patient status was unknown. i went on PEP about an hour later but never took it for the entire 4 weeks. my baseline...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Please refer your HIV questions to the HIV forum. I would not expect you to be HIV infected based on this exposure. However, you should always follow up with your employee health service for testing whenever you are started on PEP. Your recent... Read more »
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eyelids swelling joint pain thrush on lips

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can anyone tell me is this related to hiv infection? Read more »

Sticky Eyelids

Posted by marpar, 2 Replies
I know this sounds weird but after an episode of unprotected vaginal sex (I am male) that took place about 9 1/2 weeks ago I have been having what I consider to be sticky eyelids where it feels like they are almost sweaty. This started about 4... Read more »

eyelids swelling joint pain thrush on lips

Posted by Anonymous
can anyone tell me is this related to hiv infection? Read more »


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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