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Peripheral Neuropathy In Early Hiv Infection

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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 »

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can peripheral neuropathy be a early sign of hiv infection, or is it a slow progreesion like hiv... Read more »

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does peripheral neuropathy first present itself early or late in the course of infection? also is... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy Still Common Among HIV-Infected Patients on HAART; Risk May Increase With Age

...CROI 2009. My name is Scott Evans. I'm with the Harvard School of Public Health. This work is about looking at HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy in the HAART [highly active antiretroviral therapy] era. 1 We used data from the ALERT... Read more »
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

...written about bone disease and HIV/AIDS. Here are a few. Also check out our full library of articles . Bone Health and HIV Disease Break No Bones About It: HIV Itself -- As Well As Medications and Traditional Causes -- May Increase the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on Risk of Sexual Transmission of HIV Infection and Superinfection

...likelihood of HIV transmission. Modeling can help predict population-level outcomes such as rate of drug resistance, rate of HIV infection or prevalence of infection, and effects of HIV treatment and prevention programs in various settings. 33 ... Read more »
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50% of HIV+ Develop Neurocognitive Impairment

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...controlled as are the other medical complications of HIV in the context of modern treatments.1 Mortality and many other kinds of HIV disease-related variables have declined with modern treatments. But there have been some suggestions that this... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...individuals and not the disease itself. I have also read, however, that peripheral neuropathy can occur very rarely during early HIV infection. In the rare event that an individual did experience neuropathy within just weeks/months of... 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 »

hic

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 »