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Peripheral Neuropathy

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral 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 sensations to the brain. Sometimes, PN is...
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causes of sensory neuropathy

although i have full-blown aids (cd4-134)my question is about my best friend who has been HIV+ for nearly 17 years, and his cd4 count is 851. he has been on a Combivir/Sustiva cocktail for 2 years. he is now experiencing pain and tingling from...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
3TC (a component of Combivir) can cause peripheral neuropathy (drug related almost always involves the foot first-usually in a fairly symmetric manner). HIV can mimic that. Some vitamin deficiencies (i.e.vitamin B12) can cause neuropathy as can... Read more »

newly diagnosed and not sure of neuropathy!

i tested positive at the hospital in december, in for what i learned was PCP. started combo of epivir, sustiva and viread daily for a month now, with zithromax once weekly and bactrim 3x per week.question: for over a week now i have been...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The localized problem you are having could be due to a nerve impingement. That would not likely be due to the usual sensory neuropathy seen with HIV or a toxic neuropathy due to HIV treatment. The timing and location doesn't fit, Some... Read more »

Thanks Dr. Bob

Thanks so much for the answer. I actually have been seeing doctors, including a top neuorologist who gave me the axonal sensory neuropathy diagnosis. They say the name of this game is to rule things out so it really helps that I can rule out hiv....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for writing back. Your neurologist is absolutely correct. Axonal sensory neuropathy can be caused by many different things. Hence, we must rule them out one by one. WOO-HOO regarding your definitely ruling out Read more »

Is it WOOHOOO Time?

Please Doctor Bob...give me some piece of mind. In early Oct. I put myself in an unsafe situation (Unprotected with a female from a bar). Two weeks later came the fever and swollen glands. 2 monhts following I deveped night sweats and an ongoing low...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You developed "axonal sensory neuropathy?" I'm willing to bet you haven't the foggiest idea what an axon even is? Correct? Self-diagnosis is really never a very good Read more »
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The Well Project

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 Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? ... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...preventable. Talking to Children of Different Ages It's never too early to talk to your children about HIV. In fact, by the third grade, most children have already heard about it. Talking to children about HIV is not a one-time-only... Read more »
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Zerit

Common Name: stavudine or d4T Brand Name: Zerit Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 40 mg capsule twice a day for people weighing 132 pounds or... Read more »
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Videx EC

Common Name: didanosine or ddI Brand Name: Videx & Videx EC Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 400 mg enteric-coated (Videx EC), delayed-release... Read more »
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persistant low grade fever

Posted by mobieorly123, 1 Reply
I went had some flu like symptoms about 2 weeks ago and now I've noticed that I get a raise in body temp approx 99.5-99.8 more or less at the same time of day Could this be an indicator if I was exposed ? Read more »

Immuno suppressant drug affecting results?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...be conduct 6 months. I have been reading this lively forum and now I am concerned for myself. I have an encountered and had sensory neuropathy(SN) immediately the next day. Did not think too much about HIV until I read that the SN could trigger... Read more »

Stutter in the 4th grade

Posted by Angel_Ronnie
...A teacher is explaining biology to her 4th grade students. "Human beings are the only animals that stutter,' she says. A little girl raises her hand. 'I had a kitty-cat who Read more »

Just another PN question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Distal sensory neuropathy affects the feet and occasionally hands. Would any of the other forms (e.g. motor etc) affect the face and above the knees and Read more »