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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 Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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Sustiva with pre-existing mental illness?

I am soon to start on HIV meds for the first time. CD4's at 340, viral load of 40,000. I had wanted to take Sustiva, Epivir, and either Viread or Retrovir. My question pertains to the Sustiva. I have chronic, recurring depression and anxiety,...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
This is a very important question you raise. I urge you to thoroughly discuss it with your primary care doctor as well as with your psychiatrist if you are on anti-depressant medications. In fact I strongly suggest that you ask your psychiatrist... Read more »

Lipitor, Videx & Peripheral Neuropathy

I am on 700mg Lexiva boosted with 100mg Norvir twice a day with Epivir and Videxonce a day. My viral load and CD4 count are both good, but my cholesterol has risen to 265. My doctor placed me on 20mg Lipitor which I have been on for 3 weeks. A few...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. If you have no history of drug resistant virus or some compelling reason to avoid Atripla, then this would certainly be a better choice than your current boosted PI regimen. It is more convenient and would be less... Read more »

Peripheral neuropathy

I have been positive since 1985 I had Toxo in 97 and started taking meds.. due to side effects I quit meds for three years Im now back on 5 mo. ts had dropped to 57 vl sky high.... I haven't seen my most recent labs but I know Im feeling...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Autonomic neuropathy can occur due to HIV infection (usually in pxs with history of very low CD4 counts) and is often difficult to manage. I have not had much like with drugs like Neurontin for autonomic neuropathy but sometimes a focused... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy

Dear Dr,I was diagnosed in April 2005 with AIDS (21 t-cell & 85K Viral Load). I took my Dr.'s advice and started medication ASAP. I had some resistance to the first class of drugs (sustiva) so he switched me to Kaletra & Truvada which...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear JA,The HIV medications you are on are not expected to cause peripheral neuropathy. If the symptoms you are experiencing existed even before starting the medications, then that would weigh even more in favor of this not being related to these... Read more »
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Insurance and Pre-existing conditions

Posted by TTFortLauderdale, 1 Reply
My boyfriend was recently diagnosed with HIV. Fortunately he has good insurance - however we had plans to relocated to North Carolina. Of course he will have to find a new job and get new insurance. He will not let is insurance Lapse because he will... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
dear jackie blue,
my doctor says that i have Peripheral Neuropathy,but my elizer test is still neg at 8-9months.
should i need to keep testing until one year....
as im very stressed out.i recently took dna pcr to try to end all of this... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation.

I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of Chemo... Read more »