18. Can HIV Infection Cause Peripheral Neuropathy?

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HIV infection is a well-known cause of peripheral neuropathy. It is believed that the neuropathy from HIV infection may be caused by the actions of the virus on the nerves of the peripheral nervous system and/or an adverse effect of the medications used in the treatment of the virus.  Generally, the neuropathy from HIV infectction is best treated with medications that suppress pain, such as antidepressants, anticonvulsants, or other analgesics.  

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