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Peripheral Neuropathy Caused By Hiv Infection Not Drugs

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Peripheral Neuropathy

...It can also be tickling sensations, unexplained pain, or sensations that seem more intense than normal. PN symptoms can come and go. Serious PN can cause difficulty walking or standing. What Causes PN? PN can be caused by HIV infection of nerve cells, by drugs used to treat HIV or other health problems, or other factors. Risk factors for PN include higher HIV viral load, diabetes, age greater than 50, and heavy alcohol use. Other risk...
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peripheral neuropathy

Hello Doctors,when does peripheral neuropathy start normally in the course of hiv infection. Is it from the very beginning meaning acute infection on, or only later in the course of infection?!!Is it right that it can be caused by both, hiv itself...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by HIV infection sometimes in early infection but more often in late infection. Certain HIV drugs (in particular the D drugs D4T, ddI and ddC) Read more »

Peripherial Neuropathy

I have had sever painful PN for over 16 years. I have a spinal implant to block the pain from reaching my brain. Over the past 6 months my PN has progressed to the point that the implant can no longer provide the relief it initially did. It still...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy remains one of the most upsetting and difficult to manage complications seen in HIV-infected patients. You likely have the help Read more »

Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular necrosis. That gets worse with... Read more »

Peripheral neuropathy

Doc. Luzuriaga,How comon is peripheral neuropathy within the first few years of infection, say 1-4 years (percent wise)? Is it qite common or would you contribute it to some other illness? I have read many times that PN is most common in more...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...system outside of the head and spinal cord). Peripheral neuropathy has several possible causes and can be seen at all stages of HIV infection. The inflammation can be due to an infection (most commonly, HIV itself or another virus such as... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...Selected Sources Introduction Peripheral neuropathy is the most common neurological disorder in people with HIV infection. It can be a major source of pain and discomfort and a limiting factor in antiretroviral treatment. Since... Read more »
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Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS: More Common Than You Think -- This Month in HIV

...to go through some of these cost benefit type analyses, to see if it makes sense on a population level to screen people with HIV infection across the board with DXA scans. Bonnie Goldman: I guess we'll get some more information at the end of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Osteoporosis

...added. Bones become lighter and more brittle. People with HIV have unusually high rates of osteoporosis. This may be because of HIV infection itself. It may be made worse by some medications used to treat HIV. What Is Osteoporosis? ... Read more »
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HIV JournalView

...African-American men who, although they have sex with both men and women, consider themselves straight. In urban areas where HIV infection is prevalent, there is a 14% incidence and 32% prevalence of HIV among young, African-American MSM.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...proper laboratory testing. Patients with the syndrome may have fever, fatigue, rash, pharyngitis or other symptoms. Primary HIV infection should be considered in any patient with possible HIV exposure who presents with fever of unknown cause. The... Read more »

Symptoms of HIV or Anxiety?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...going away any time soon. So here is where I am at - wondering whether this is an extremely early case of PN as a result of HIV infection (I'm at 10 weeks now) or whether it can be all chalked up to anxiety. I would accept anxiety as the cause... Read more »

Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
Hi all. I had a few questions. When someone experiences early symptoms of HIV, do they all come at once? Or can they come seperately. I have had diarrhea for more than a month now, then I started having testicular pain, my neck hurts when I move it... Read more »

PLEASE HELP!DESPERATE!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
IVE BEEN TESTING NOW FOR 9MONTHS,ANTIBODY NEG, PCR(BDNA)NEG AT 7MONTHS,BUT STILL SWEATING ALL DAY.RAISED TEMP 37.5PLEASE HELP ME SOMONE.ALSO PERIHAL NEOPAHTY IN FEET,NOT WELL NOW FOR 9MONTHS.COULD I BE A LATE SEROCONVERTER.DOCTORS ONLY BELIVE IN... Read more »