Neuropathy Weakness Negative 4 Months

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
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Newbie with peripheral neuropathy after only 4 months being poz

I read many of the posts and am confused regarding the onset of PN with and without meds. Everything points to advace HIV for my symptoms to appear. I just started to notice nummess on my feet and ankle and arms over the past 4 days. Mostly on my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV-related peripheral neuropathy usually progresses slowly and is usually symmetric involving the toes/feet first before climbing to ankels and then up the legs. Read more »

Badda Bing Dude Again

Thank you for answering my question. I was really scared about being fingered with that bit of precum. The precum being on the finger is not the same as if it was a cock precumming in me? My hands/fingers have just started trembling and feel very...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...anxiety.If my reassurance is not sufficient for you to shake your (unwarranted) worries, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. The results will undoubtedly be negative, however if this is what it takes to put your fears... Read more »

College Student who can't concentrate at 4:13AM (EXAMS TOMORROW)

Hello Dr.You're truly an angel for helping all of us, like myself, who are so lost and confused in dealing with this disease that many know so little about.Here's my situation:The only risk factor I have is that I got a blood test a few weeks ago...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(and many others) wouldn't be in this predicament!Your problem is not HIV, but rather "fear" of HIV. You do not have peripheral neuropathy. Your HIV risk is nonexistent. Blood-drawing syringes are not reused. Your symptoms are not strange. They... Read more »

Neuropathy during seroconversion, false negative?

Hi Dr. Bob, Please answer, I'm terrified! I had unprotected vaginal intercourse on Dec 19, 2008 with a partner of unknown status. Two weeks later developed weakness, weight loss and just felt horrible. I got better but couldn't gain the weight...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...2007 instead, OK? That you had unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. However, your negative (non-reactive) HIV test results 17 weeks after your potential exposure is definitive. HIV is not your... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...numbness, tingling, pricking, burning, or creeping). Symptoms typically start in the toes and progress over a period of weeks to months, slowly moving upward to involve the lower limbs up to the knees. The upper extremities are rarely involved at... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

..."hot"chemical produced in chili peppers. In a recent study, one treatment with thecapsaicin patch reduced pain for up to three months. A follow up of the studyis continuing to examine the long-term effectiveness of the patch. Amultinational trial... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...medications include nervous system problems, they usually go away if you stop taking the drugs. This may take as long as several months. People with CNS problems may have problems with taking their medications on schedule (adherence, see Fact... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...altogether. Neuropathy symptoms usually improve after the associated drug is stopped, although this may take several weeks or months. In some early studies the rate of PN in people taking ddI or ddC was as high as 40-50%. The incidence of... Read more »
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Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...certain mediactions. My other question is, how common is neuropathy in early HIV? I started getting symptoms of neuropahty 3 months after an encounter and my doctor prescribed lyrica and it has helped, I'm terrified of getting tested, but i fear... Read more »

Purely Hypothetical Question

Posted by crazy_person, 2 Replies
...possible that this person has full-blown AIDs from an encounter long ago and is just now showing symptoms but is still testing negative due to a subtype being missed on the tests? Personally, I would look for HIV subtypes. How is this task... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...worried this may be PN and am still a few weeks away from my conclusive result. Hoping to ease my mind a bit. I have read that neuropathy generally starts in the toes, then moves up gradually and may even involve the fingers but doesn't really... Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi guys. Scott here. Am very new to this forum. I'm very recently diagnosed. Exposed just over 3 months ago. 3 weeks after infection (amongst all the other symptoms) I got tingling in my hands, then an all over hypersensitivity Read more »
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