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Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy

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causes of sensory neuropathy

although i have full-blown aids (cd4-134)my question is about my best friend who has been HIV+ for nearly 17 years, and his cd4 count is 851. he has been on a Combivir/Sustiva cocktail for 2 years. he is now experiencing pain and tingling from...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
3TC (a component of Combivir) can cause peripheral neuropathy (drug related almost always involves the foot first-usually in a fairly symmetric manner). HIV can mimic that. Some vitamin deficiencies (i.e.vitamin B12) can cause neuropathy as can... Read more »


i've been a user of crack for 20yrsi've been aware of my hiv for 5yrs but i just overlooked it. now... Read more »

neuropathy question/

can someone who is recently infected (2 years or less) develope neuropathy but still have normal or... Read more »
The Body PRO

An Update on the Diagnosis and Management of HIV-Associated Peripheral Neuropathy

...that the diagnosis of PN is frequently missed, but that the type of PN is often misdiagnosed. The two key types of HIV-related peripheral sensory neuropathy (HIV-SN) are distal sensory polyneuropathy (DSP), which is caused by a direct effect of... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

HCV and Neuropsychological Impairment

...that HCV coinfection adversely affects neuropsychological function in patients with HIV, but does not seem to contribute to peripheral sensory neuropathy. HCV and Neuropsychological Function Researchers presented results from A5097s, a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study was initiated in 1986 to observe the incidence of HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment and sensory neuropathy. Looking at more than 1,600 men who have sex with men over the ten-year follow-up period, 213 cases of... Read more »
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... Read more »
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Just another PN question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Distal sensory neuropathy affects the feet and occasionally hands. Would any of the other forms (e.g. motor etc) affect the face and above the knees and Read more »

Good news?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...minor in scope and is worth watching. The cognitive loss is also very moderate and may be due more to age, I am 52, than HIV. Sensory neuropathy is a common effect of long term infection and not the drugs, he says. However, the neurologist... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would PN at 11 weeks after infection be fairly inconsistant? What I am experiencing started a few days ago and began with tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had... Read more »

Immuno suppressant drug affecting results?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply conduct 6 months. I have been reading this lively forum and now I am concerned for myself. I have an encountered and had sensory neuropathy(SN) immediately the next day. Did not think too much about HIV until I read that the SN could trigger... Read more »