Mar 12, 2001
Hi Doctor Feinberg I am curious about Hiv induced pheripheral neuropathy. In most people who are hiv positive, is it chronic until there is medical intervention(drugs) or does it eventually disappear. (without drug intervention)
| Response from Dr. Boyle
Once it appears, HIV-related peripheral neuropathy generally persists, but the severity of the symptoms may wax and wane over time. Current drug interventions may help to control the symptoms, but do not correct the underlying pathology. HIV-related peripheral neuropathy may be related to viral load, with patients with higher viral loads having a higher likelihood of peripheral neuropathy developing, and therefore, antiretroviral therapy may help to prevent or mitigate this condition. BB
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