Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Nervous System.

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Nervous System.

Neurol Clin. 2018 Nov;36(4):751-765

Authors: Sutherland EJ, Brew BJ

In the era of combination antiretroviral therapy, the diagnosis and management of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HANDs) has arisen. Traditionally, severe HAND was seen in those with untreated HIV infection and had a guarded prognosis. Antiretroviral therapy has provided longevity and viral control to many living with the disease, revealing an increase in prevalence of less severe forms of HAND. Despite peripheral blood and cerebrospinal fluid viral suppression, cognitive impairment occurs and progresses for reasons that are unclear at present. This article provides a review of current theories behind the development of HAND, clinical and pathologic findings, recent developments, and future research opportunities.

PMID: 30366553 [PubMed - in process]

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