Pins And Needles In Arms And Legs

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Hi Dr. Bob,About 14 months ago I had unprotected exposure and have been distraught ever since. I was so fearful of HIV i had tests done out to 10 months and have finally gotten over my fears it... Many thanks to you as a big part of getting me...
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Hello,1.Conclusive.2.As you read, it's "common!" Exactly how common is irrelevant. Common is common!3.Syphilis, if you have an open lesion, can be highly contagious. What are the odds you and your wife have it? Nonexistent. Your nine-week RPR is... Read more »

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How Risky Is It?

...possible exposure. Then get an HIV blood test (see Fact Sheet 102 ). You might feel that you have been exposed to HIV by sharing needles, an accident, or unsafe sexual activity. In these cases, talk to your health care provider immediately .... Read more »
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...provide penetrating heat. This is called moxibustion . Round glass cups can be used to create suction over specific points (cupping). The suction stimulates the flow of energy. If the cups are left on for a long time they can leave a red mark. ... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

...Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves except for the brain and spinal cord. About 30% of people with HIV develop PN. Some PN is a breakdown of the nerve endings (axons) that send... Read more »
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Any reason to test after 13 weeks?

Posted by Franek, 1 Reply
...throughout body arms, legs, chest, armpits, groin, back of knees, parotids..., headaches, photophobia, eye floaters, pins and needlesarms and legs, arthralgias, Tinnitus (continuous), Reactive arthritis as complication of bacterial (chlamydial... Read more »

Trust my negative results?

Posted by Franek, 3 Replies
...later, treated with Azithromycin. I had all sorts of ARS and Neuropathy like symptoms from 25 Dec to Mid March and still have pins and needles in both arms and legs. I've been up and about the whole time but sleeping a bit more though the... Read more »


Posted by cepo, 2 Replies
...heard its an opportunistic infection but can it happen so early on? This pins and needles sensation is 24/7 and in both legs and arms and legs go from hot to cold, this is horrible. Has anyone else here experienced this and how did it go away... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 burning sensations all over, feeling... Read more »
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