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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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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... Read more »

Vitamin B6 to combat peripheral neuropathy?

I have often read in various HIV related publications that vitamin B complex can help with neuropathy and nerve health in general. In a recent article about vitamins published by NAM (Aidsmap), however, it said, Vitamin B6 - more than 2g per day...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Vitamin B6 (thiamine) is often used to prevent peripheral neuropathy with a good track record in the dose range of 25-50 mg/day. (often used with INH in TB treatment for example) If there is documented deficiency then higher doses are used for a... Read more »

Vitamin B6 to combat peripheral neuropathy?

I have often read in various HIV related publications that vitamin B complex can help with neuropathy and nerve health in general. In a recent article about vitamins published by NAM (Aidsmap), however, it said, Vitamin B6 - more than 2g per day...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Thanks for posting and welcome to the sometimes baffling world of contradictory medical content. How can this happen in our otherwise logical and evidence-based universe? The short answer is that sometimes (many times actually) studies show... 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... Read more »
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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 Chemo... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
dear jackie blue,
my doctor says that i have Peripheral Neuropathy,but my elizer test is still neg at 8-9months.
should i need to keep testing until one year....
as im very stressed out.i recently took dna pcr to try to end all of this... 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 »

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 »