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Harvard Medical SchoolAlthough you are focussing on the Rituxan, I must first address the use of anti-retroviral medications. Although a viral load of 5000 and a CD4 count of 450 might not qualify in some people's books as a reason for starting HIV drugs, I would... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolIt is never easy for a patient when s/he gets two opinions and they differ. Both of the treatment plans outlined are reasonable. Since you asked me what I would personally do, I treat my HIV-lymphoma patients with 6 cycles of CHOP-Rituxan,... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolChemotherapy is not one of those things which life prepares you for. Rather the need for it often comes when you least expect it. I believe you have made the right choice. And you should do well. CHOP + rituxan is the right choice. I wish you... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost below a link to a recent article which provides information about... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyIs 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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Posted by AnonymousIs 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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Posted by bura, 3 RepliesCan someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replyi am experiencing what i think is the beginnings of hiv neuropathy. in the mornings, i can see the blood fill my lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. ... Read more »
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