Does neuropathy predict HIV progression?
Oct 16, 2005
if someone already had nerve damage in their feet, would hiv infection tend to attack this earlier than normal?
and if someone had only been infected for a year and gotten nueropathy that quickly, would that mean they are a fast progressor or can symptoms show early even if they still have a healthy immune system?
Response from Dr. Pierone
Hi and thanks for posting. Neuropathy can develop from other medical conditions and does not represent a special susceptibility to HIV infection. Similarly, the occurrence of neuropathy with HIV is not a predictor of rapid progression. Rather, rapid progression tends to be associated with high viral loads.
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