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.
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