The Approach to the Patient With HIV With Specific Symptom Complexes/Common Presentations

  • Author: Steven C. Johnson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 10/31/21 (What's New)


  • Sensory and peripheral neuropathies are complications of HIV infection[Evans 2011; Ellis 2010]
  • Peripheral neuropathy due to HIV is typically a distal, symmetric sensory polyneuropathy
    • Begins in the feet, with proximal progression and upper extremity involvement over time

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