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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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Anemia and Neuropathy or ???

Hey Doc,Thanks for your dedication to the forum!! Im a San Francisco resident and was just diagnosed HIV pos on November 20, 2006. Leading up to that I had several health issues that seem to continue to this day, that my doctor says are not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello J,Sorry to hear about your recent HIV diagnosis and other problems. I'm inclined to agree with your doctor that your "other problems" are most likely unrelated to your HIV disease, although without additional information,... Read more »

Hep A/B Vaccines

I see all the rightful concerns about the Mercury levels in vaccines for the childrens' population. It only makes me wonder whether this should also be a concern for the HIV population! Along with the concern that the vaccines only threaten the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I agree with your last statement. Vaccination is effective and cost efficient. Part of the issue around mercury (used as a preservative) in vaccines for children is the issue around the potential for developing neuropathy or encephalopathy. Remember... Read more »

med combinations and vaccines

I am on a combination of Epivir(2 a day), Zerit (2 a day), Sustiva (1 a day). I have been on this combination for 5 months and it is working well (after 2 months my VL was down from over 100,000 to 380 and CD4 up from 248 to 310, I dont have latest...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. It sounds like you are having a good response to the regimen that you are on based on your numbers at 2 months. The use of Zerit has declined dramatically in the U.S. partly because it does appear to be the main... Read more »

Yellow Fever Vaccine

I have searched the forums for an answer to this question and there seem to be conflicting viewpoints. I wanted to know how safe yellow fever vaccines and malaria prophylaxis are for asymptomatic people. Some experts on here say the yellow fever...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is some confusion partly due to lack of comprehensive data on the long term effectiveness and safety of the live yellow fever vaccine in various populations of HIV infected persons. Generally it is believed to be OK to vaccinate asymptomatic... Read more »
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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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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous
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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What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am experiencing what i think is the beginnings of hiv neuropathy. in the mornings, i can see the blood fill my lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. ... Read more »