I am wearing out keyboards trying to find a clue to why I got Parkinson's ( PD )
I can not be open with the neurologist about HIV, living in a small town.
I am on Epivir Ziagen and Issentres. Seropositive 25 years.
VL is undetectable and CD4 250
A year ago I started having hand and leg shaking, one sided.
The neurologist after a thorough exam diagnosed PD
I am aware there is low level replication even with VL U/D, and that the brain is vulnerable, but for dementia or AD-like symptoms, but PD ?
There is no family history of PD, but there is family history of depression and I had it since childhood.
I have a memory reading about AD with HIV being different than AD from old age, and responding to treatment and reversible vs AD alone. Is this the case for PD also?All 3 of the drugs I take penetrate the BBB from what I can find.
PD is 1% in general population and 5% with HIV
SO, what caused my PD ? Was it HIV or was it going to happen anyway ?