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Co-Infection with HCV and peripheral neuropathy problems - What to treat first

I have recently confirmed after after 2 neg test that I am pos for HIV/HCV in month 4. During this period I developed Trush that will not go away (Ny and chroz) and recently developed NP of my feet. My CD4 is very low at 320 for a newbie with very...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...infection, I would be happy to wait since you will probably still respond to HCV treatment well in the years to come since these types of viral types are relatively easy to treat.If you have HCV genotype 1 infection I would favor early treatment... Read more »

mysterious neuropathy of legs

For the past three years I have had a mysterious neurological condition of my legs which has... Read more »

Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I... Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...distal symmetricpolyneuropathy (DSPN). This is what most HIV+ people are talking about whenthey say they have neuropathy. Most doctors know it as a sock and glove nerveproblem, because the areas most affected are where you wear your socks... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

...live longer. Some are faced with taking drugs that cause PN, so trying to prevent it and treat it can become a challenge for doctors and their patients. Topical Medicines One small study that used the skin gel Lidoderm (lidocaine) for PN... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...tests measure tiny electrical currents in nerves and muscles. The amount or speed of these electric signals drops with different types of PN. However, many patients with PN are not diagnosed correctly. How Is It Treated? Talk to your health... Read more »
The Well Project

Tuberculosis

...they can no longer spread the disease. If you have TB or spend time around people with TB, wear a disposable face mask. Certain types of air filters can trap the TB bacteria, and ultraviolet light can kill it. Diagnosing TB TB is diagnosed... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...toes, then moves up gradually and may even involve the fingers but doesn't really go above the knees. Is this the case with all types of neuroptahy? I fear maybe mine is muscular or motor and therefore doesnt follow the same rules as the more... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...usually PN begins in the feet and slowly spreads and this hasn't been the case but I wonder if maybe I am experiencing some kind of HIV related motor neuropathy - would this follow the same pattern. Also aware that PN rarely occurs in HIV... Read more »

Neuropathy and Amitriptyline

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...feet, hands and lower legs caused by a combination of some meds I take, long term HIV infection, and just plain ageing. The doctors are treating me with amitriptyline, which makes me feel shaky all day. Does anyone know if this side-effect goes... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by James1941, 1 Reply
...follow-up visit with the doctor next month. Thanks to Scot's post and a very quick search, I may now have a name for the problem = neuropathy. And, the site that I quickly visited says that it could be treatable. I'll do more research when I... Read more »