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Peripheral Neuropathy Nerve Damage

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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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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 »

Severe Foot Cramps

Dr. Bob,I have been HIV+/AIDS since November 2006. I have been on different medicines and finally have once that is successful. My CD4 has finally risen to 128 still undetecable but much better when it was only 25 last month. However, I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Peripheral neuropathy can be a very annoying and incapacitating HIV-related condition. I'll reprint some information about peripheral neuropathy from Read more »

Zerit and facial nerve damage?

Hello. Positive for five years, several different treatments which always included Zerit. My question other than the peripheral neuropathy is there any evidence that the nerve damage from Zerit is more far reaching I personally seem to have facial...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Zerit (stavudine) has not been associated with Bell's Palsy, and it usually does not involve sensory loss other than in the extremities. However, it is possible that some sensory changes in other parts of the body may occur with Zerit treatment.... Read more »


I was diagonised with HIV last year sometime. My CD4 count was 684 and my viral load was 14989. My doctor suggested that i start ARV therapy straight away. I am now sitting with a CD4 count of 986 and a undetectable viral load. My fear is that i...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...developing resistance to those medications. I am concerned about the combination of zerit and videx. Both medications can cause peripheral neuropathy, or damage to your nerves in your feet and hands manifested by tingling or numbness. If you are... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Medications Used in the Treatment of HIV

...virus (HBV). Hivid® (zalcitabine -- also known as ddC) Roche Laboratories One 0.75 mg tablet three times a day Peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage): tingling, numbness or pain in the hands or feet; pancreatitis; mouth and esophageal... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

... Table of Contents Introduction A Snapshot of the Nervous System Clinical Features of Peripheral Neuropathy Development of DSPN Diagnosing DSPN Risk Factors for DSPN Neuropathy Management DSPN Therapies Conclusion 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

... Peripheral Neuropathy (peripheral = furthest away; neuro = nerve; pathy = damage) Peripheral neuropathy (PN) -- nerve damage that causes numbness, Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If all this stuff about the hiv virus and aids were lies, how do you explain that people how test positive after some years WILL ALWAYS experience many many wierd symptoms never seen before in people who test negative? Why people who test positive... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The symptoms have also improved within the last 2 days. If PN is reaching my arms and upper legs, this would indicate advanced nerve damage yes? And if this is true wouldn't I the symptoms only get worse from here on out, not better? And would... Read more »

When to Start Meds

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...between 1996 and 2005. Researchers analyzed the records for three types of treatment-related complications: kidney failure; peripheral neuropathy, a type of nerve damage; and lipoatrophy, a wasting condition. HIV-positive people often are told to... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation. I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of... Read more »