What Parts Of The Body Does Neuropathy Affect

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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations,and feelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and the spine (centralnervous system) and the peripheral nerves (peripheral nervous system). Theperipheral nerves run through the body like webbing, connecting all the...
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Peripheral neuropathy.

Medical inquiry.My name is DNM, male and aged 58 next September. I reside in Harare Zimbabwe and was diagnosed HIV positive in May 2006 and started anti retroviral treatment (ART) in August 2006. At that time my CD count was 160. Since then I have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...tough dilemma to choose between good HIV control/avoidance of AIDS complications and ongoing problems with peripheral neuropathyparticularly in areas where choice of alternative drugs is limited (such as switching to tenofovir or off nucleoside... Read more »

Is L-carnitine a good weight loss supplement

Is L-carnitine a safe and effective nutritional supplement for losing weight and gaining lean body mass ? Are there any dangers of taking L-carnitine and being hiv positive ?I am working out 4 days per week with a personal trainer in order to...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Carnitine is synthesized by the liver as well as being part of the diet when you eat meat and organs. It is not found in vegetables. It is the "shuttle" that delivers fat into the mitochondria Read more »


What are the different types of this? What part of Hiv do you get this? And does everyone Hiv pos get this? and could you die from this.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The neuropathy associated with HIV or drugs used to treat HIV is specifically a "peripheral neuropathy", meaning that it affects the feet and hands at the "periphery" of the body. Not everyone with HIV gets this, and it usually occurs in people... Read more »

good labs no haart and neuropathy=/

I was recently diagnosed with PN. My symptoms day to day have ranged from mild with a hot pepper sensation in my feet, some numbness on part of a hand and one part of my shin to excruciating to the point I can't have shoes on and when I ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nerve endings (axons) that send sensations to the brain. Sometimes, PN is damage to the coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This affects the transmission of pain signals to the brain. PN can be a minor nuisance or a disabling weakness. It usually... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...Worse? How Are CNS Problems Treated? The Bottom Line What Are Nervous System Problems? The nervous system has two parts. The brain and spinal cord are the central nervous system (CNS). The nerves and muscles are the peripheral (around... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

...profoundly affect a person's quality of life as well as her or his family or caretakers. Peripheral means beyond the main part while neuro means nerves and pathy means disease . Since your brain and spinal cord are the center for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Side Effects

...feeling ill. These usually improve and disappear over time. Fatigue ( Fact Sheet 551 ):People with HIV often feel tired at least part of the time. It'simportant to find the cause of fatigue and deal with it. Anemia ( Fact Sheet 552 )can cause... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...damage cells. High levels of free radicals seem to cause a lot of the damage associated with aging. Free radicals are produced as part of normal body chemistry. Antioxidants are molecules that can stop free radicals from reacting with other... Read more »
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Posted by wasek, 4 Replies
A confirmed hiv+ couple never had ARV. They only took a specific combination of food items for 4 months and became undetected/negative. If the status of them remain undetected/negative even after 2.5 years without any drug.............Is it a hope?... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...consistant (e.g. always a burning sensation or always a tingling sensation and generally in the same area - not in completely random parts of the body)? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and may also involve the fingers. Peripheral means that it occurs in the lymbs. In general it is symmetric and affects both parts of the body equally. Let me remind you that it occurs in only about 8% of those undergoing ARS. I had symptom very... Read more »

Symptoms of HIV or Anxiety?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Howdy, For 7-8 weeks now I have been experiencing random pains (all over) that last seconds before hitting another part of my body - it happens every day but I will go an hour or two at times without feeling them. Amongst all this I have... Read more »
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