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Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy




 

Peripheral neuropathy is the most common neurological disorder in people with HIV infection. It can be a major source of pain and discomfort and a limiting factor in antiretroviral treatment. Since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the mid-1990s, the overall incidence of neurological complications of HIV—such as HIV-associated dementia and central nervous system opportunistic infections—has decreased; however, rates of peripheral nervous system complications remain high.

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