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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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peripheral neuropathy?

Can peripheral neuropathy begin 1 month after HIV infection and is it something that can get better without medication? It was my understanding that this occurs late in the disease. Ive been having episodes of mild pains/discomfort and strange...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Neurologic symptoms of any kind can occur as part of acute HIV infection. This being said, this is very rarely the only symptom of seroconversion (although lymphadenopathy may be another sign or symptom).The best advice I could give you is that if... Read more »

Acute Infection Neuropathy?

Dr Henry,25 days after a possible HIV exposure, I had an HIV antibody test and a RNA PCR ultrasensitive test done, both were negative. Since then I have noticed some tingling in my feet and calves and my rt forearm. Could this a form of acute...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Extremely unlikely. KH... Read more »

neuropathy question

Hi Dr. Conway,Could peripheral neuropathy occur 2 months after HIV infection?I had an HIV test 36 days after unprotected sex with a girl and it came back negative. I know I have to go back for a 3 month test though. In this waiting period I have...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This type of neuropathy is non-specific, but could be consistent with early HIV infection. Neurologic problems associated with the earliest period of HIV infection has been described for over 20 years now. I would probably recommend that... Read more »

Managing Neuropathy

I am have neuropathy that is getting progressively worse. I would like to explore switching 2 drugs, but question which of the drugs is causing the problem. I am on Ziagen, Intellence, Isentress, Prezista, Norvir, Valcyclovir, & Levocarnitine....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sounds like a challenging situation if your current regimen is working (viral suppression) in the context of fairly considerable HIV drug resistance. Not much dataavailable about long term use/safety of investigational entry inhibitor Tanox 355... Read more »
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Neuropathy?

Posted by billc, 1 Reply
After 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??
Concerned..
If not then... Read more »

Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »

Antibodies vs Antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read here that having herpes will not affect your hiv test. Okay so I am likely splitting hairs here but since this is my life I need to know. If I had contracted Herpes and HIV at the same time and my body began making antibodies... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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