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A 31-year-old male asked:

can peripheral neuropathy be only hiv symptom after 6 wks of exposure & persisting even after 6 mnth passed after last exposure. no history of this b4

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Unlikely: There are many causes of peripheral neuropahty. PN is seen in HIV but is usually not the presenting symptom of AIDS. It is thought that nerve damage may be related to an immune reaction, but that this is very mild and the more common severe symptoms are related to medications taken for HIV. If not done, get test for HIV and if positive, follow up with doctor to get cell counts, etc. and meds.

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