Physical Therapy For Cancer Patients With Neuropathy
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Harvard Medical SchoolHIV-positive patients are at an increased risk for developing anal cancer as a consequence of HPV (human papilloma virus infection). We recommend anal PAP smears as a way of catching such lesions early (please see my separate response on Anal PAP... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramThank you for your question. Let me refer you to the following review articles that discuss physical therapy in persons with HIV infection:Physical therapy management for the patient with HIV. Lower extremity challenges.Galantino M, et. al.Clin... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolAlthough your nurse is not entirely wrong, her comments do not tell the whole picture. It is true that as AIDS patients are living longer, this increased time gives certain cancers such as anal cancer more time to develop. Many AIDS patients also... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Patricia,You may be experiencing peripheral neuropathy (distal painful peripheral neuropathy). It may be exacerbated by certain HIV medicaments. I'll reprint below some information from the archives that I hope will be helpful.Good... Read more »
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Posted by AustinGuy, 3 RepliesI found out about my status relatively recently (October 05) and now am in the mode of learning all I can and trying to build a strategy for battling the virus.
I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with accupuncture as part of their... Read more »
Posted by Jon316, 2 RepliesI've read a little about Photopheresis and Ultra-Viole Blood Irradiation (UBI) therapies being performed by M.D.'s across the U.S., Europe, Russia and Germany. It seems that these procedures have been done for quite some time, but fell out of... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 5 RepliesI would like to hear if anyone has tried any kind of massage therapy for aids related symptoms. My roommate is positive and seems to enjoy a full body massage every night. I believe it helps relax the muscles and thus makes for a more comfortable... Read more »
Posted by billc, 1 ReplyAfter a high risk encounter I had seven months ago I have developed a burning in my face that comes and goes. It is mostly isolated to the left forehead, but travels down around my eye. It comes and goes. It this neuropathy??
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