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Possible Reasons For Neuropathy

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Is neuropathy a reason to start treatment

Thanks so much for this service, it is a lifeline to my sanity. At my first visit post diagnosis my labs were VL 52,500 and CD-4= 428 (24%). The Dr. said I probably should start meds at the next visit 3 months but i am nervous waiting. During the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The tingling and numbness could be due to peripheral neuropathy caused by HIV. It could also be anxiety. Did these symptoms exist prior to learning of your HIV diagnosis? If not, I would be concerned about this being 'nerves' rather... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy: Seroconversion or Possible Combivir Side Effect

Dr. Bob,I was writing to inquire about how exactly peripheral neuropathy plays a role in HIV... Read more »

Severe Neuropathy with sores on feet possible?

I have been diagnosed 11 years ago and have been on every imaginable combination. My current... Read more »
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Seen and Heard Peripheral neuropathy is a common side effect of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). These drugs include AZT (Retrovir), d4T (Zerit), ddI (Videx), 3TC (Epivir), ddC (Hivid), and abacavir (Ziagen). The "d" drugs... Read more »
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Table of Contents An Alternative for Peripheral Neuropathy Stable Viral Load but Evolving Drug Resistance Niacin Revisited HIV on Campus References An Alternative for Peripheral Neuropathy Hart AM, Wilson ADH, Montovani C, et al.... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy (peripheral = furthest away; neuro = nerve; pathy = damage) Peripheral neuropathy (PN) -- nerve damage that causes numbness, burning, tingling and sometimes severe pain in the toes, feet and legs, and sometimes in the... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a... Read more »
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The reason not to use a PCR (WARNING)

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
There is a reason not to use a pcr rna for testing.
I had an oral exposure insertive and receptive with very little cum and caugt an std. I had almost none of the classic symptoms except thrush and swollen lymph nodes and within the first 2 weeks by... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just a few queries on HIV related neuropathy.

As I understand it, in most (~99%) cases it is the meds that cause neuropathy in HIV infected individuals and not the disease itself. I have also read, however, that peripheral neuropathy can occur very... Read more »

Any reason to test after 13 weeks?

Posted by Franek, 1 Reply
I tested just over 13 weeks after possible exposure.
The test machine was a 'VIDAS EIA'
Result was NEGATIVE.
Initial testing at 1 month revealed a Chlamydia infection

Are there any reeasons to test beyond that?
Initial symptoms 3 week post 'exposure'... Read more »

Reasons for a false-positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I made an appointment to have a rapid test done tomorrow, but am not clear if it's the blood or saliva test. My question is: what are some of the factors that could possibly create a false-positive test, particularly for the oral test? I've had... Read more »