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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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neuropathy

I developed neuropathy in my hands 6yrs ago (within a month of starting meds). Since then it has spread to my feet and legs. I have taken all the recommended treatments and been virtually electrocuted by 2 neurologists doing nerve conduction...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV related or HIV drug related neuropathy generally starts in the toes/feet so your experience would be unusual if due mostly to HIV or one of your drugs (you don't mention which HIV drugs you are taking). A review of whether you could... Read more »

Neuropathy or What....

Poz since 98. Started at t-cells just above 200 and vl at 200K+. Originally on Trizivir and Sustiva, went undetectable immediately, t cells as high as 800+, then switched to AZT, ziagen and Sustiva. Multiple side effects, so also on BP meds,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your HIV situation and current drugs would generally but viewed as low risk situation for peripheral neuropathy. In some cases I have had patients who have developed neuropathy like your case and I have switched off NRTI drugs altogether (in case... Read more »

Combivir & Viracept for 12 years, now neuropathy?

I stumbled upon your web site about a month ago and I must say I have found it very informative. That being so, I have a few questions of my own. I was diagnosed 12 years ago and have been taking Combivir and Viracept since the very first day. A...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your regimen has not had much of an association with peripheral neuropathy but it can happen. Increased intra-abdominal fat has not been as much of a feature of HIV-related fat problems as fat loss. Abdominal fat gain is a major problem in the... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy AGAIN after starting meds

Hi there,I have been HIV positive since October 2007. I am healthy and I have been doing well. In November 2011, I decided to start meds because my CD4 count went down to 480 and my viral load was 6,000. So on November 8th, I started complera. After...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
True HIV drug related peripheral neuropathy would rarely start in the finger tips so I would suspect some other factor or cause. If develops further a consultation with a HIV experienced neurologist might be helpful. KH... Read more »
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HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... 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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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 »