Treatment and pain management

Many different therapies have been employed to alleviate the pain of peripheral neuropathy and reverse some of the nerve damage. While some of these have been shown to be effective in HIV-related neuropathy, many studies have failed to distinguish between neuropathy caused by HIV itself and neuropathy as a side-effect of anti-HIV drugs. In addition, many treatments have been tested for use in relieving neuropathy resulting from diabetes mellitus and it is not certain whether the same results can be applied to HIV-positive patients.

Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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