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Neuropathy Testing

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Ask the Experts

Is there a blood test to detect neuropathy?

"Is there a blood test to detect neuropathy?"
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...No, neuropathy is diagnosed only by symptoms and by physical examination.People with neuropathy usually complain of burning pain or numbness Read more »

B12

Hi Dr Brian. Would B12 relieve HIV related peripheral neuropathy? I tested negative 4mths after... Read more »

Could I have neuropathy?

My left arm becomes numb from the elbow to the tips of my three fingers. My thumb and index finger... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), and protease inhibitors do not appear to cause PN. How Is PN Diagnosed? No laboratory testing is needed to diagnose PN. The signs and symptoms are enough. Special tests may be needed to find the cause of PN.... Read more »
The Well Project

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 Finding Support Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...may include foot drop, facial droop, or paralysis of the diaphragm (the sheet of muscle in the chest used for breathing). Mononeuropathies are uncommon in people with HIV and are easily distinguishable from DSPN. Today, many cases of... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

... Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do Read more »
Connect With Others

What is neuropathy pain?

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

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...HAVE HIV. MY EXPOSURE WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO (VAGINAL) IM STRESSING OUT SO MUCH AND I DONT HAVE ANYONE TO TALK TO. I WAN TO GET TESTED BUT I HAVENT HAD THE COURAGE AS I AM A SINGLE FATHER WITH THREE KIDS AND GETTING A POSITIVE RESULT WOULD JUST BE... Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...NSAID's but every now and then they get the better of me. I have never been on ARV's. Has anyone else her had experience with neuropathy? My ID specialist said it wasn't neuropathy since my vibration test was normal but he reccomended neuro... Read more »