HIV AIDS and Your Feet

Approximately 30% of those living with HIV or AIDS develop Peripheral Neuropathy, which of course can affect your feet.  So, on World AIDS Day: 1st December, we’d like to highlight this.

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), is the virus that weakens the body’s immune system, reducing the effectiveness of the immune system.

Unless treated with modern antiviral therapy, Late Stage HIV, also known as AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease) can bring with it the susceptibility to many other diseases and the health of the person, will generally decline.

Peripheral Neuropathy is a disease that affects the nerves located outside of the central nervous system. Neuropathy leads to insensitivity, stiffness and numbness, especially in the feet.

These problems can lead to deformities such as:

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