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Peripheral Neuropathy And Blood Tests

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Hi I am 43 years old male, positive from last 9 years and not in ARV, yet. My Blood counts were: In 2007-5-23, CD4 747, CD8 649, CD3 1493, cd4P.03, CD8% 43.47, CD4/CD8 ratio 1.15. In 2008-1-31, CD4 464, CD3 949 and CD4% 48.9. In 2008-4-08, CD4...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If there is no other likely cause after an extensive workup for true peripheral neuropathy in an HIV+ person (even with your blood test results) I might entertain a trial on ART for 6 months to see if there is any benefit. I would avoid the D... Read more »

fast progress, two much virus?

Dr. Wohl,I began to have syptoms of peripheral neuropathy and skin rash one month after a blood... Read more »


I have been taking Sustiva and Kivexa since May this year. Since August I am suffering with... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...use. Stop all HIV medications and see a health care provider right away. Your physician will check for pancreatitis by doing blood tests. People with a history of peripheral neuropathy, pancreatitis, or heavy alcohol use should avoid Zerit.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mitochondrial Toxicity

...people with MT have very high levels of lactic acid in their blood. This rare condition is called lactic acidosis. There is a blood test for lactic acid levels, but experts disagree on how to interpret the results. Physical exertion before the... Read more »
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 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 »
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Blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Do they automatically check for HIV in regular blood tests, or if you give blood? If they do check for hiv when you give blood, do they tell you you have it? Read more »

All symptoms are gone except the PN

Posted by Anonymous
...vibration and numbing into my calf as well. I also see muscle twitches in the sides of both of my calves. I have had several blood tests including a HIV test which was negative at 20 weeks. What can be causing these numb uncomfortable feelings?... Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
...can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »

blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have never been tested for HIV. But Ihave taken several other blood tests which have came out great, including a white blood cell test. Is there still a possibility that I could be positive? Read more »