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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 References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will
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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 Read more »

peripheral neuropathy guy sending his woohoo---please post for worried wells

Hey Dr Bob,It's me again. You know. The peripheral neuropathy guy. And you are probably asking yourself...which PN guy....right.Let me explain my situation for all of those million or billion worried wells. I had unprotected vaginal sex with a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi PN-guy,Excellent news! Congratulations and WOO-HOO!!!Yes, excessive unwarranted testing is indeed expensive. Speaking of costs, did you know it only 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 »

Is peripheral neuropathy reversible?

I have been on AZT then Combivir and now Atripla for the past 19 yrs. The neuropathy in my feet is almost unbearable. I am in recovery so I refuse to take any narcotic pain medication. If I switch meds is it possible for the neuropathy to be...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The meds in Atripla have a low rate of peripheral neuropathy associated with them so my confidence that the neuropathy will reverse if switched around is not high but it can happen. Rarely Read more »
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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 Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, October 28, 2010

...tips you can share with your doctor to maximize the chances that your claim is accepted.   Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy Peripheral neuropathy is the most common neurological disorder in people with HIV. It can be a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...Measures Resources Selected Sources Introduction Of the many symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS and its treatment, peripheral neuropathy (PN) can be among the most painful and debilitating. The most common estimate is that about... 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 »
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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... Read more »

I'm back - and doing okay

Posted by dj1979, 4 Replies
...my second appt. with a new doctor (right here in town). My labs are basically the same. Does think my ongoing leg pain is peripheral neuropathy related to HIV. CD4 403 (up from 357) and viral load 7,000 (down from 11,000). I am 46 years old,... Read more »

Great resource for HIV/AIDS and ADA

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...in my reassingment to work at lower pay. Just now, I can do my job with some restrictions on the need for me to walk (I have peripheral neuropathy). The meds for the neuropathy make me drowsy and many of them interact with my AIDS meds. The... Read more »

Good news?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
The neurologist says my neuropathy is sensory, which means my nerves are over- rather than under-firing. I have begun to take Neurotin and will gradually increase my dosage to 1,000 mg a day. I have already seen a marked decrease in my hands... Read more »