Peripheral Neuropathy Still Common Among HIV-Infected Patients on HAART; Risk May Increase With Age (February 10, 2009)
A metastudy of ACTG trial participants finds peripheral neuropathy prevalence of greater than 20% among patients initiating HAART -- a proportion that increases as patients age, despite maintaining a CD4+ cell count above 350 and a viral load below 400, and despite declining use of didanosine and stavudine. Study presenter Scott Evans, Ph.D., also notes that neuropathy usually occurred without patients experiencing any pain whatsoever.
In The 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, from TheBodyPRO.com
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