Neuropathy means damage to the nerves. The nervous system consists of the central nervous system (CNS), which is comprised of the brain and the spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system (PNS), which consists of the nerves connecting the CNS to the organs and muscles.

Damage to the nerves in the PNS is termed peripheral neuropathy. As this normally affects the nerves that control the senses, such as touch and pain, it is often termed 'sensory neuropathy'. However, the PNS includes the autonomic nervous system which controls body functions such as blood flow to internal organs, emptying of the stomach and bladder. Damage to these nerves is called autonomic neuropathy.

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