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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 AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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Peripheral neuropathy of HIV?

Hi, I'm 24 years old. I tested negative after 13 weeks of protected sex with a commercial sex worker from Romania (92 days) with HIV Combo Ag-Ac despite I'm convinced that I was positive. Since then I have burning sensation in my left leg....
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Neuropathy would more likely be caused by the medications used to treat HIV, not the virus itself. Also, 13 weeks would be far too soon for someone to be experiencing neuropathy. Lastly, any testing done outside of the 12 week windows is... Read more »

Very Concerned! Peripheral neuropathy an early of HIV??

Dr. Bob,Hi There! I think this service you provide for everyone is amazing. I think my symptoms are different so hopefully you can have a few minutes to answer me. My question: is Numbness in the hands and feet an early sign of HIV? I have read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Numbness of the hands and feet is not an early sign of HIV.Buzzing ocean noises in the right ear are not signs of HIV.The numbness/tingling and buzzing/ocean symptoms are not linked and not related to HIV.Oral sex carries a very low risk for HIV... Read more »

HIV, peripheral neuropathy and artritis

I'm 42, had HIV for nearly 20 years; I also have psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. recently, I have experienced intense "pins and needles", primarily at night, almost a "glove" up my left forearm. This can subdue to a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV or drug related peripheral neuropathy would rarely be localized to your left forearm-usually a local process involving the pathway of the nerve from spinal cord through axillary area and out to skin. A good clinical evaluation and sometimes a... Read more »

HIV infection and Peripheral Neuropathy in Women

Hi, I have had two sexual partners this year (2011). One of my partners, we have practiced safe vaginal sex (using a condom) everytime and unprotected oral sex twice (I was the receptor or "giver". The second time ejaculate in my mouth, of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.The symptoms you describe are not consistent with HIV-related peripheral neuropathy. Rather they are quite consistent with anxiety.Your HIV-acquisition risk is relatively low. I would advise getting a single HIV-antibody test three months after... Read more »
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Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »