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Persistent Motor Or Sensory Neuropathy Symptoms

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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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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 »

HIV related motor deficits

Hello-I am so sorry for the long post/question. I just felt that some background is necessary. I was diagnosed with HIV over 12 years ago. I had a CD4 count of 33 but was never sick. Two months later, I started meds AZT, Videx and Epivir....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
WOw-that is a tough situation. Was the MRI consistent with old PML (usually some lesions are persistent--I have had some patients continue to have some smouldering problems years after they had generally recovered otherwise though often with some... Read more »

HIV Cognitive-Motor Disorder and Dementia

I tested + in 1992. I have been on several drug regimes and overall they have been successful with regard to HIV suppression. Over the years I have noticed problems with memory and concentration. I am taking Risperdal 0.5 mg to see if this will...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
HIV infection can cause impairment of cognitive and motor functions, and emotional changes. Cognitive problems may include slowed thinking, memory impairment, decreased attention and concentration. Motor problems may include hand tremor, slowed... Read more »

Persistent HIV symptoms for 2 years

Hi Shannon,I appreciate what you and your team are doing for the world. I'm from Nigeria, west Africa. I had a protected vaginal sexual encounter with a CSW in Nigeria twice, she provided the condoms. I discovered she is positive after our last...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI'm sorry you have experienced this anxiety for such a long time. With what you have described to me, having protected sex in 2011 and have had test 22 months after this experience come back negative you are HIV free. Testing guidelines are... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I have been experiencing some strange and disturbing symptoms for 6+ weeks now and was hoping maybe someone could shed some light on whether or not this is possible neuropathy and if so whether this type of PN is ever seen in recently infected... Read more »

hopeless! Persistent dry mouth and P Neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak
Does anyone here experience persistent dry mouth and throat and white coated tongue and peripheral neuropathy (Burning, stinging, tingling feet and hands which is persistent?

This has occur after 3 months of lowgrade fever and 2 episodes of hives... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi. I was wondering if anyone could help me a few questions I have about PN.

I am experiencing muscle twitches, pretty much anywhere. It hits for a few seconds and will turn up somewhere else minutes/hours down the track. I went to the doctor... Read more »

AIDS related motor deficits.

Posted by bnthecliff
Sorry for the lengthy post.

I was diagnosed with HIV over 12 years ago. I had a CD4 count of 33 but was never sick. Two months later, I started meds..........AZT, Videx and Epivir.............about 2 months after that, I started feeling very... Read more »