AIDS Dementia Complex: A neurologic condition associated with the ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME and characterized by impaired concentration and memory, slowness of hand movements, ATAXIA, incontinence, apathy, and gait difficulties associated with HIV-1 viral infection of the central nervous system. Pathologic examination of the brain reveals white matter rarefaction, perivascular infiltrates of lymphocytes, foamy macrophages, and multinucleated giant cells. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp760-1; N Engl J Med, 1995 Apr 6;332(14):934-40)Peptide T: N-(N-(N(2)-(N-(N-(N-(N-D-Alanyl L-seryl)-L-threonyl)-L-threonyl) L-threonyl)-L-asparaginyl)-L-tyrosyl) L-threonine. Octapeptide sharing sequence homology with HIV envelope protein gp120. It is potentially useful as antiviral agent in AIDS therapy. The core pentapeptide sequence, TTNYT, consisting of amino acids 4-8 in peptide T, is the HIV envelope sequence required for attachment to the CD4 receptor.Dementia: An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome: An acquired defect of cellular immunity associated with infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a CD4-positive T-lymphocyte count under 200 cells/microliter or less than 14% of total lymphocytes, and increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and malignant neoplasms. Clinical manifestations also include emaciation (wasting) and dementia. These elements reflect criteria for AIDS as defined by the CDC in 1993.HIV-1: The type species of LENTIVIRUS and the etiologic agent of AIDS. It is characterized by its cytopathic effect and affinity for the T4-lymphocyte.Zidovudine: A dideoxynucleoside compound in which the 3'-hydroxy group on the sugar moiety has been replaced by an azido group. This modification prevents the formation of phosphodiester linkages which are needed for the completion of nucleic acid chains. The compound is a potent inhibitor of HIV replication, acting as a chain-terminator of viral DNA during reverse transcription. It improves immunologic function, partially reverses the HIV-induced neurological dysfunction, and improves certain other clinical abnormalities associated with AIDS. Its principal toxic effect is dose-dependent suppression of bone marrow, resulting in anemia and leukopenia.Cycas: A plant genus of the family Cycadaceae, order Cycadales, class Cycadopsida, division CYCADOPHYTA of palm-like trees. It is a source of CYCASIN, the beta-D-glucoside of methylazoxymethanol.Brain: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.HIV Envelope Protein gp120: External envelope protein of the human immunodeficiency virus which is encoded by the HIV env gene. It has a molecular weight of 120 kDa and contains numerous glycosylation sites. Gp120 binds to cells expressing CD4 cell-surface antigens, most notably T4-lymphocytes and monocytes/macrophages. Gp120 has been shown to interfere with the normal function of CD4 and is at least partly responsible for the cytopathic effect of HIV.Amino Acids, DiaminoDementia, Vascular: An imprecise term referring to dementia associated with CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS, including CEREBRAL INFARCTION (single or multiple), and conditions associated with chronic BRAIN ISCHEMIA. Diffuse, cortical, and subcortical subtypes have been described. (From Gerontol Geriatr 1998 Feb;31(1):36-44)HIV Core Protein p24: A major core protein of the human immunodeficiency virus encoded by the HIV gag gene. HIV-seropositive individuals mount a significant immune response to p24 and thus detection of antibodies to p24 is one basis for determining HIV infection by ELISA and Western blot assays. The protein is also being investigated as a potential HIV immunogen in vaccines.

Cerebral vasculopathy in HIV infection revealed by transcranial Doppler: A pilot study. (1/587)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There is growing evidence for affection of cerebral vessels during human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. We prospectively evaluated cerebrovascular reserve capacity (CRC) in HIV-seropositive patients by transcranial Doppler sonography (TCD) after systemic administration of acetazolamide. We hypothesized that a disturbed vasoreactivity would reflect the cerebral arteries' involvement in HIV infection. METHODS: We assessed the mean blood flow velocity (BFV) of the middle cerebral artery and its increase after intravenous administration of 1 g acetazolamide (CRC) in 31 HIV-infected individuals without symptoms of cerebrovascular disease (mean+/-SD age, 39+/-11 years). Stenotic or occlusive lesions of the large brain-supplying arteries were excluded by color-coded duplex and transcranial imaging. BFV and CRC were also measured in an age-matched group of 10 healthy control subjects. Patients were classified according to clinical, laboratory, and neurophysiological parameters. We also performed cerebral MRI (n=25) and rheumatological blood tests (n=26). RESULTS: Baseline BFV and CRC both were significantly reduced in HIV-infected patients as compared with control subjects (P<0.05, Student's t test). These findings did not correlate with duration of seropositivity, helper cell count, or other clinical, rheumatological, and neuroradiological findings. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings support the hypothesis of a cerebral vasculopathy etiologically associated with HIV infection.  (+info)

Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy pattern of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in AIDS. (2/587)

The objective was to determine whether the use of intermediate echo times (135 ms) in proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) detects a homogenous pattern in progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in HIV-1 infected people, and to confirm the results of previous studies. Six patients infected with HIV-1, with PML established by biopsy, and six healthy age and sex matched volunteers were evaluated to define their spectroscopic pattern. 1H-MRS spectra performed at 1.5 T were obtained with the STEAM sequence: TE/TM/TR, 20 ms/13.7 ms/2000 ms; 2500 Hz, size 2048 points, 256 acquisitions (STEAM-20) and with the PRESS sequence; TE/TR, 135 ms/2000 ms; 2500 Hz, size 2048 points, 256 acquisitions (PRESS-135). A single voxel was placed on the lesions and on the parieto-occipital white matter of controls. The peaks of N-acetylaspartate (NAA), choline (Cho), myoinositol (mI), lactate, and lipids were considered, and the results were expressed using creatine as reference. Spectra of PML lesions were characterised by significantly reduced NAA, lactate presence, and by significantly increased Cho and lipids compared with control group values. These results indicate that 1H-MRS detects a homogenous pattern in PML lesions. Recent studies, together with this, suggest that 1H-MRS may help in the diagnostic approach to patients with suspected PML lesions associated with AIDS.  (+info)

Increased peroxynitrite activity in AIDS dementia complex: implications for the neuropathogenesis of HIV-1 infection. (3/587)

Oxidative stress is suggested to be involved in several neurodegenerative diseases. One mechanism of oxidative damage is mediated by peroxynitrite, a neurotoxic reaction product of superoxide anion and nitric oxide. Expression of two cytokines and two key enzymes that are indicative of the presence of reactive oxygen intermediates and peroxynitrite was investigated in brain tissue of AIDS patients with and without AIDS dementia complex and HIV-seronegative controls. RNA expression of IL-1beta, IL-10, inducible nitric oxide synthase, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) was found to be significantly higher in demented compared with nondemented patients. Immunohistochemical analysis showed that SOD was expressed in CD68-positive microglial cells while inducible nitric oxide synthase was detected in glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)-positive astrocytes and in equal amounts in microglial cells. Approximately 70% of the HIV p24-Ag-positive macrophages did express SOD, suggesting a direct HIV-induced intracellular event. HIV-1 infection of macrophages resulted in both increased superoxide anion production and elevated SOD mRNA levels, compared with uninfected macrophages. Finally, we show that nitrotyrosine, the footprint of peroxynitrite, was found more intense and frequent in brain sections of demented patients compared with nondemented patients. These results indicate that, as a result of simultaneous production of superoxide anion and nitric oxide, peroxynitrite may contribute to the neuropathogenesis of HIV-1 infection.  (+info)

Rate and severity of HIV-associated dementia (HAD): correlations with Gp41 and iNOS. (4/587)

BACKGROUND: Fifteen to thirty percent of AIDS patients develop some type of neurologic disorder during the course of their illness and the vast majority of these neurologic disorders will be HIV-associated dementia (HAD). These patients can exhibit varying degrees of severity and rates of progression of HAD. Neuropathologic variables that are associated with the rate of progression of HAD are not known. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tissue was collected at autopsy from the Johns Hopkins University HIV Neurology Program. Seventy-one AIDS patients of this prospectively characterized population were followed until death to obtain information on dementia severity and the rate of neurological progression. Immunoblot analysis of immunological nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), HAM56, gp41, p24, gp120, and beta-tubulin was performed and the levels of iNOS, HAM56, gp41, and p24 were normalized to beta-tubulin and analyzed for significance by means of the Kruskal-Wallis test for multiple groups. RESULTS: We have identified unique groups within this spectrum and designated them slow, moderate, and rapid progressors. Slow and moderate progressors' neurological progression occurs over a course of months to years, whereas the rapid progressors' disease shows rapid increases in severity over weeks to months. In the present study we demonstrate that the severity and rate of progression of HAD correlates significantly with levels of the HIV-1 coat protein, gp41, iNOS, and HAM56, a marker of microglial/macrophage activation. CONCLUSION: The severity and rate of progression of HAD correlates with indices of immune activation as well as levels of iNOS and gp41. There appears to be a threshold effect in which high levels of gp41, iNOS, and immune activation are particularly associated with severe (Memorial Sloan-Kettering score 3 to 4) and rapidly progressive HAD.  (+info)

The SIV-infected rhesus monkey model for HIV-associated dementia and implications for neurological diseases. (5/587)

The neuropathogenesis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated dementia has remained elusive, despite identification of HIV as the causal agent. Although a number of contributing factors have been identified, the series of events that culminate in motor and cognitive impairments after HIV infection of the central nervous system (CNS) are still not known. Rhesus monkeys infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) manifest immunosuppression and CNS disease that is pathologically [L. R. Sharer et al. (1991) J. Med. Primatol. 20, 211-217] and behaviorally [E. A. Murray et al. (1992) Science 255, 1246-1249] similar to humans. The SIV model of HIV-associated dementia (HAD) is widely recognized as a highly relevant model in which to investigate neuropathogenesis. With better understanding of neuropathogenesis comes the opportunity to interrupt progression and to design better treatments for HAD. This becomes increasingly important as patients live longer yet still harbor HIV-infected cells in the CNS. The use of the SIV model has allowed the identification of neurochemical markers of neuropathogenesis important not only for HAD, but also for other inflammatory neurological diseases.  (+info)

Do alcohol and cocaine abuse alter the course of HIV-associated dementia complex? (6/587)

Although psychoactive drugs are commonly used by AIDS patients, it is unclear whether commonly abused drugs, such as cocaine and ethanol, affect the course of HIV-associated dementia (HADC). Epidemiological studies have resulted in conflicting conclusions as to what role, if any, abused drugs play in HADC. In this review we discuss the clinical and pathological evidence that cocaine and ethanol might exacerbate the detrimental effects of HIV infection on the brain. We also review studies of cocaine and ethanol effects on various components of the immune system both in the presence and absence of retroviral infection. Data from these studies indicate that cocaine and ethanol have profound effects on the immune system that, in many respects, are enhanced by retroviral infection. We conclude that abused drugs likely affect the course of HADC but that proof awaits an examination of their interactive effects in an appropriate in vivo system of retroviral encephalitis.  (+info)

Angiographic abnormalities in progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy: an explanation based on neuropathologic findings. (7/587)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is typically occult at angiography and fails to enhance on MR images. After observing angiographic abnormalities characterized by arteriovenous shunting and pathologic parenchymal blush in patients with AIDS-related PML, often in the absence of contrast enhancement on MR images, we hypothesized that there might be distinct changes in the cerebral microvasculature that account for the reduction in vascular transit time (arteriovenous shunting) in the absence of blood-brain barrier dysfunction. METHODS: The imaging studies and neuropathologic specimens of six patients with biopsy-proved PML were reviewed retrospectively. In all patients contrast-enhanced MR imaging and CT, followed by cerebral angiography, were performed before stereotactically directed biopsy. The angiograms were evaluated for the presence of vascular displacement, pathologic parenchymal blush, arteriovenous shunting, and neovascularity. The CT and MR studies were reviewed for the presence of enhancement of the PML lesions. Biopsy specimens were examined for the presence of necrosis, perivascular inflammation, and neovascularity. RESULTS: All patients had oligodendrocytic intranuclear inclusions diagnostic of PML, together with perivascular inflammation and neovascularity to a varying extent; no other neuropathologic processes were identified. Angiographic abnormalities, characterized by a pathologic parenchymal blush and arteriovenous shunting, were identified in four of the six patients. In only one of these cases, however, was abnormal enhancement identified on cross-sectional imaging studies (MR and CT), and this patient had florid perivascular inflammatory infiltrates histologically. CONCLUSION: The pathologic parenchymal blush and arteriovenous shunting seen angiographically in some patients with PML reflect small-vessel proliferation and perivascular inflammatory changes incited by the presence of the JC virus in infected oligodendrocytes.  (+info)

Bipolar disorder in old age. (8/587)

OBJECTIVE: To review the classification, clinical characteristics, and epidemiology of bipolar disorders in old age with a special focus on neurologic comorbidity, high mortality, and management. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: Most available data is gleaned from retrospective chart reviews and cohort studies. Treatment recommendations are based on evidence from younger populations and a few anecdotal case reports and series involving elderly people. MAIN MESSAGE: While relatively rare in the community setting, mania in old age frequently leads to hospitalization. It is associated with late-onset neurologic disorders (especially cerebrovascular disease) involving the right hemisphere and orbitofrontal cortex. Prognosis is relatively poor; morbidity and mortality rates are high. Management of bipolarity includes cautious use of mood stabilizers, especially lithium and divalproex. CONCLUSIONS: Mania in old age should trigger a careful assessment of underlying neurologic disease, especially cerebrovascular disease. Close clinical follow up is essential.  (+info)

Definition of aids dementia complex in the Definitions.net dictionary. Meaning of aids dementia complex. What does aids dementia complex mean? Information and translations of aids dementia complex in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web.
HIV infection can result in impairment in the function of the brain and spinal cord, leading to disturbances in the ability to think clearly and in strength and coordination. This disorder, which has been called the AIDS dementia complex, may be due to a direct effect of HIV on the nervous system. It is known that AZT does get into the brain to some extent, where it may reduce growth of HIV. It is hoped that AZT will stabilize or improve the symptoms of the AIDS dementia complex.. The study is done in 2 stages. In Stage 1, patients are randomized to receive placebo or 1 of 2 doses of AZT. Stage 1 lasts for 4 months. In Stage 2, patients who were initially treated with placebo are randomized again and all patients receive AZT. Stage 2 lasts an additional 12 months, during which time there are periodic medical and neurologic evaluations. Before beginning treatment, all patients have a lumbar puncture and a computerized tomographic (CT) scan of the brain. The lumbar puncture is repeated twice ...
OBJECTIVE--To assess the incidence of the AIDS dementia complex and the presence of HIV I p24 antigen in cerebrospinal fluid in relation to zidovudine treatment. DESIGN--Retrospective study of a consecutive series of patients with AIDS from 1982 to 1988. SETTING--An academic centre for AIDS. PATIENTS--196 Patients with AIDS and neurological symptoms examined from 1982 to 1988. INTERVENTIONS--Zidovudine treatment, which was introduced to The Netherlands on 1 May 1987 for patients with severe symptoms of HIV infection (Centers for Disease Control groups IVA, B, C, and D). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES--Diagnosis of AIDS dementia complex and presence of HIV I p24 antigen in cerebrospinal fluid. RESULTS--The AIDS dementia complex was diagnosed in 40 of the 196 (20%) patients with AIDS. Thirty eight of 107 patients with AIDS (36%) not taking zidovudine developed the AIDS dementia complex compared with two of the 89 (2%) taking the drug (p less than 0.00001). The incidence of the AIDS dementia complex ...
AIDS dementia complex (ADC), sometimes called HIV-associated dementia (HAD), is different than other types of AIDS-related illnesses.
23 Studies found for: HIV/AIDS AND neuroAIDS OR HIV/AIDS neuropathy OR polyneuropathy OR AIDS dementia complex OR AIDS neuropathy OR HIV neuropathy OR HIV-1 cognitive and motor complex OR AIDS-related primary CNS lymphoma , Recruiting, Not yet recruiting, Available Studies , NIH ...
The AIDS dementia complex is a brain disorder that occurs in people with AIDS (HIV infection) that causes the loss of cognitive capacity, affecting the ability to function in a social or occupational setting.
The purpose of this study is to see if adding stavudine (d4T) to anti-HIV drug regimens (with or without zidovudine, ZDV) can improve symptoms of AIDS Dementia Complex (ADC, problems involving the brain or spinal cord) in HIV-positive patients.
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The neurocognitive disorders associated with HIV (HAND) remain among the most common clinical disorders encountered in people infected with HIV, even in an era in which potent antiretroviral therapy is widely deployed. HAND is currently considered to encompass a hierarchy of progressively more severe patterns of central nervous system (CNS) involvement ranging from asymptomatic neurocognitive impairment (ANI), to minor neurocognitive disorder (MND), to the more severe HIV-associated dementia (HAD) [1]. With the improved survival of individuals treated with antiretrovirals, comorbid conditions have become increasingly salient, including particularly coinfection with hepatitis C and the effects of aging. Treatment guidelines for preferred initial antiretroviral regimens and for second or salvage regimens are essentially silent on the approach to HAND. For example, HIV-nephropathy is one indication for initiation of HAART, yet inexplicably HAND is not, unless it is severe enough to manifest as ...
Doctor answers on Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and More: Dr. Uhrich on aids dementia scale: Can be a symptom of dementia of any kind when combined with physical problems such as hearing and vision loss. for topic: Aids Dementia Scale
The disease burden of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is highest in sub-Saharan Africa but there are few studies on the associated neurocognitive disorders in this region. The objectives of this study were to determine whether Western neuropsychological (NP) methods are appropriate for use in Cameroon, and to evaluate cognitive function in a sample of HIV-infected adults. We used a battery of 19 NP measures in a cross-sectional study with 44 HIV+ adults and 44 demographically matched HIV- controls, to explore the validity of these NP measures in Cameroon, and evaluate the effect of viral infection on seven cognitive ability domains. In this pilot study, the global mean z-score on the NP battery showed worse overall cognition in the HIV+ individuals. Significantly lower performance was seen in the HIV+ sample on tests of executive function, speed of information processing, working memory, and psychomotor speed. HIV+ participants with AIDS performed worse
The mission of the AIDS Neurological Center is to conduct research and provide clinical support on HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. The Center investigators conduct both clinical and basic neuroscience research on the neurological and neuropsychological aspects of HIV and AIDS. The Center participates in and supports clinical trials with a neurological focus in the UNC AIDS Clinical Trials Unit locally and the AIDS Clinical Trials Group in the United States and internationally. Through the clinical component, the Center provides clinical consultation and evaluation for HIV and AIDS related neurological and neuropsychological disorders. The Center has an active basic neuroscience research program focused on the pathogenesis of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders.. ...
AIDS Research and Treatment is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies focused on all aspects of HIV and AIDS, from the molecular basis of disease to translational and clinical research. In addition, articles relating to prevention, education, and behavior change will be considered.
In the mid to late 1980s, nearly half of all people with HIV eventually developed debilitating dementia or a serious brain-related infection.
The South African Journal of Psychiatry publishes topical content in psychiatry for clinical practice and academic pursuits, including work in the subspecialty areas of psychiatry.
1. Sacktor N, McDermott MP, Marder K, Schifitto G, Selnes OA, McArthur JC, et al. HIV-associated cognitive impairment before and after the advent of combination therapy. J Neurovirol. 2002;8(2):136-42. Epub 2002/04/06. doi: 10.1080/13550280290049615 11935465.. 2. Cherner M, Masliah E, Ellis RJ, Marcotte TD, Moore DJ, Grant I, et al. Neurocognitive dysfunction predicts postmortem findings of HIV encephalitis. Neurology. 2002;59(10):1563-7. Epub 2002/11/27. doi: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000034175.11956.79 12451198.. 3. Heaton RK, Clifford DB, Franklin DR Jr., Woods SP, Ake C, Vaida F, et al. HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders persist in the era of potent antiretroviral therapy: CHARTER Study. Neurology. 2010;75(23):2087-96. Epub 2010/12/08. 75/23/2087 [pii] doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e318200d727 21135382; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2995535.. 4. Portilla I, Reus S, Leon R, van-der Hofstadt C, Sanchez J, Lopez N, et al. Neurocognitive Impairment in Well-Controlled HIV-Infected Patients: A Cross-Sectional ...
Currently, neuropsychological impairment among HIV+ patients on antiretroviral therapy leads to a reduction in the quality of life and it is an important challenge due to the high prevalence of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders and its concomitant consequences in relation to morbidity and mortality- including those HIV+ patients with adequate immunological and virological status. The fact that the virus is established in CNS in the early stages and its persistence within the CNS can help us to understand HIV-related brain injury even when highly active antiretroviral therapy is effective. The rising interest in HIV associated neurocognitive disorders has let to development new diagnostic tools, improvement of the neuropsychological tests, and the use of new biomarkers and new neuroimaging techniques that can help the diagnosis. Standardization and homogenization of neurocognitive tests as well as normalizing and simplification of easily accessible tools that can identify patients with ...
A needle exchange and support service aimed at fishermen is delivered harbour-side in Terengganu, Malaysia. ©International HIV/AIDS Alliance. Unfortunately, many of the gains made at last years UNGASS are being eroded by some member states. In the Phillippines, people who use drugs are being killed and arrested, and in Cambodia, Tanzania and other countries people who use drugs are increasingly incarcerated. Police harassment drives people who use drugs away from HIV and hepatitis C prevention services.. The HIV situation among people who inject drugs remains critical. UNAIDS data from 2016 shows that new HIV infections among people who inject drugs have increased by a staggering one third, from 114,000 in 2011 to 152,000. Since 2014, no new countries have introduced needle and syringe programmes or opioid substitution therapy - the first time that this has happened since 2006.. It is not possible to end the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics amongst people who inject drugs, and uphold the UNGASS ...
The Rocky Road to Viral Hepatitis Elimination: Assuring access to antiviral therapy for ALL co-infected patients from low to high income settings. The 4th International HIV/Viral Hepatitis Co-Infection Meeting is organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS) and will take place prior to the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) at the Campus des Cordeliers, Université Pierre et Marie-Curie (UPMC) in Paris, France.. The meeting will focus on addressing the challenges of achieving elimination of hepatitis B and C in HIV-infected populations worldwide through reviewing the latest information on epidemiology, prevention, diagnostics and treatment.. Key date ...
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Worldwide over 30 million people are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1). Although HIV is both neurotropic and neurovirulent, the spectrum of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) remains under-recognized. Combination antiretroviral therapy has improved the health of millions of those living with HIV, yet antiretroviral drugs show highly variable and often inadequate penetration into the CNS. As a result, patients quality of life continues to be diminished by milder, residual neurocognitive impairments that have not been effectively addressed. HIV causes synaptodendritic neuronal injury that can be measured post-mortem and is a likely source of neurocognitive decline. By carefully selecting specific antiretrovirals and supplementing them with neuroprotective agents, physicians might be able to facilitate innate CNS repair, promoting enhanced synaptodendritic plasticity, neural function and clinical neurological status.. ...
The goal of this initiative is to stimulate further research on the central role of exosomes in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND). Specifically, this initiative encourages studies addressing the contribution of exosomes in modulating chronic inflammation in HAND, in addition to studies exploring the potential use of exosomes in the delivery of central nervous system (CNS)-targeted therapeutics.
Neuropsychological profile in a specific cohort of HIV patients infected postnatally: a cross-sectional study Silvia Riva,1,2 Ilaria Cutica,1 Gabriella Pravettoni1,3 1Department of Health Sciences, University of Milan, 2Department of Neuroscience, IRCCS, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri", 3European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy Abstract: HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HANDs) are one of the most important complications of HIV infection reported in the current literature. Although HANDs have been closely studied in vertically infected HIV populations or in specific subgroups such as drug abusers or homosexuals, they have been completely understudied in hemophilia patients with HIV, infected through transfusions postnatally. For this reason, it seemed interesting to evaluate the presence of HAND in this specific population. The aim of this work is to present a study protocol aimed at assessing the neuropsychological profile of HIV+ hemophilia patients compared
The Graying of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the U.S. Effects of Aging on the Course of HIV Infection - and Vice Versa - James R. Minor, Pharm.D CAPT, USPHS, Retired [email protected] 919-641-2856 June 2012 Disclaimer Objectives • Describe the clinical issues affecting older HIV+ patients • Describe immunosenescence and its impact on the course of HIV infection in older patients • Summarize HIV-associated, non-AIDS conditions and co-morbidities HIV/AIDS in Older Persons [50 years of age or older] The Numbers [US] Persons 50 years of age+ account for: • • • • 15% of all new HIV infections/year 20% of all new AIDS diagnoses 35% of all deaths due to AIDS 25% of persons living with AIDS [up from 17% in 2001] Common AIDS and Non-AIDS Complications Organ system Cardiovascular Nervous Condition / complication Non-AIDSdefining Cardiomyopathy √ Myocardial infarction √ Toxoplasmosis √ Primary lymphoma √ √ HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder or dementia (HAND or HAD) Tuberculosis ...
HIV-1 infection of the brain causes the neurodegenerative syndrome HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND), for which there is no specific treatment. Herein, we investigated the actions of insulin using ex vivo and in vivo models of HAND. Increased neuroinflammatory gene expression was observed in brains from patients with HIV/AIDS. The insulin receptor was detected on both neurons and glia, but its expression was unaffected by HIV-1 infection. Insulin treatment of HIV-infected primary human microglia suppressed supernatant HIV-1 p24 levels, reduced CXCL10 and IL-6 transcript levels, and induced peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) expression. Insulin treatment of primary human neurons prevented HIV-1 Vpr-mediated cell process retraction and death. In feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infected cats, daily intranasal insulin treatment (20.0 IU/200 μl for 6 weeks) reduced CXCL10, IL-6, and FIV RNA detection in brain, although PPAR-γ in glia was increased compared ...
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are nano-sized particles present in most body fluids including cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Little is known about CSF EV proteins in HIV+ individuals. Here, we characterize the CSF EV proteome in HIV+ subjects and its relationship to neuroinflammation, stress responses, and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND). CSF EVs isolated from 20 HIV+ subjects with (n = 10) or without (n = 10) cognitive impairment were characterized by electron microscopy, nanoparticle tracking analysis, immunoblotting, and untargeted LC/MS/MS mass spectrometry. Functional annotation was performed by gene ontology (GO) mapping and expression annotation using Biobase Transfac and PANTHER software. Cultured astrocytic U87 cells were treated with hydrogen peroxide for 4 h to induce oxidative stress and EVs isolated by ultracentrifugation. Selected markers of astrocytes (GFAP, GLUL), inflammation (CRP), and stress responses (PRDX2, PARK7, HSP70) were evaluated in EVs released by U87 cells following
Digicaylioglu LAB Principal Investigator: Murat Digicaylioglu, MD Mild cognitive decline that can lead to frank dementia is commonly associated with AIDS and known as HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (or HAND). Drug abuse, particularly with methamphetamine, is often encountered as a co-morbid condition in patients with HAND. We utilize an innovative approach using newly emerging Mass Spectrometry (MS) techniques to identify modifications of proteins caused by free radical damage resulting from AIDS and drug abuse. This work will identify aberrant protein modifications effected by HAND and drug abuse, and thus new potential therapeutic targets as well as biomarkers of the disease process. Astrocytomas are tumors of the brain and are divided into four grades. These tumors are also known as Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) and are extremely aggressive and refractory to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Due to their malignancy, median survival of these tumors is limited to 14.6 to 24 months.
The goal of this project is to understand the role of dysregulated lipid metabolism in development of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) in older HI...
The pathogenesis of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) is modulated by host genetic susceptibility factorssuch as Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Promoter polymorphism of MMP-1 and MMP-3 may modify the expression ofthe gene. Hence, we evaluated the association of MMP-1-16072G/1G and MMP-3-1612 5A/6A polymorphisms withdevelopment of HAND and the modulation of pathogenesis of HAND. We enrolled a total of 180 individuals, 50 HIVinfectedindividuals with HAND, 130 without HAND, and 150 healthy controls. Polymorphism of MMP-1 and MMP-3were genotyped by PCR-RFLP. MMP-1-1607 2G1G, -16071G/2G-1G/1G genotypes and -1607 1G allele were associatedwith the development of HAND (OR = 1.64, P = 0.05; OR = 1.45, P = 0.04; OR = 1.69, P = 0.05). MMP-1-16071G1G, MMP-3-16125A5A genotypes increased the risk for the development of HAND (OR = 1.78, P = 0.25;OR = 2.39, P = 0.13). MMP-3-1612 5A5A, -1612 6A/5A-5A/5A genotypes and -1612 5A allele were associated with thereduced risk of HAND (OR = 0.40, P = ...
Jia P, Zhao Z, Hulgan T, Bush WS, Samuels DC, Bloss C, Heaton RK, Ellis RJ, Schork N, Marra CM, et al. Genome-wide association study of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND): A CHARTER group study. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2017 ;174(4):413-426. ...
... is a chapter in the book, Neurology, containing the following 2 pages: AIDS Dementia Complex, Headache in HIV.
The term Oneirophrenia describes a state where a person becomes confused about the distinction between reality and dream as if he or she were living in a dream state [1]. The Oxford Dictionary of Psychology defines oneirophrenia a dreamlike state of consciousness [2]. More operationally, the ability to assess reality as such and to make a clear distinction of it from a dream or sleep requires a fully functional brain, the absence of substances affecting consciousness, and the lack of confusional states. According to the authors of the current article, when this ability is deficient, oneirophrenia ensues. Furthermore, oneirophrenia can become a chronic condition, like the one observed in dementia and can generate anxiety in patients who cannot adequately experience the reality as such. First observed in patients with AIDS Dementia Complex [3], oneirophrenia has also been found in other forms of dementia, like Alzheimer, and organic brain damage. However, oneirophrenia has also been described ...
TY - CHAP. T1 - The neuropathology of HIV. AU - Gelman, Benjamin B.. PY - 2007/12/1. Y1 - 2007/12/1. N2 - HIV encephalitis remains a prevalent and important neuropathological correlate of dementia in the HAART era. It is probably the only neuropathological variable that has undergone substantial independent verification in multiple autopsy cohorts. HIV encephalitis has provided the field with a unifying concept to pursue the pathophysiology of dementia. Drawbacks remain that the diagnosis is an overly diverse constellation of anomalies in both gray and white matter, and correlation with dementia remains too vague. The overall incidence of HIV-associated dementia in the HAART era declined by about half, but autopsy cohorts still exhibit a substantial prevalence of HIV encephalitis, probably because they are enriched with people with end-stage disease. The intensity of HIV encephalitis might have undergone a decrease in the HAART era, but HIV encephalitis remains essentially an "all or none" ...
The Specialized Neurocognitive Disorders Clinic (SNDC), formally called the Memory Clinic, is a diagnostic clinic for older adults with suspected dementia or with new onset of cognitive impairment where the diagnosis is unclear, presentations are unusual or cognitive difficulties may co-exist with a psychiatric disorder, complex medical problems or drug interactions.. ...
For mild to moderate Vascular Neurocognitive Disorder, the cholinesterase inhibitor, donepezil, been shown to improve cognition functioning and activities of daily living for a number of months, but then the benefit is lost. With elderly demented individuals, atypical antipsychotic medications significantly increase mortality; thus they should only be used to treat aggressive or psychotic demented patients when there is severe distress or risk of physical harm to those living and working with the patient. Psychosocial interventions (supervised day activity programs, nursing home/extended care placement, disability pensions or government financial aid) and caregiver support are key to managing this disorder. Caregiver support groups are very beneficial to caregivers ...
Physical changes in the brain that can affect aspects of a persons ability to function (including memory, speech, and basic motor functions) as well as their personality (including mood, behavior, and judgment). Older people with HIV may display symptoms of dementia if they: (1) develop AIDS-Related Dementia (or HIV encephalopathy), an AIDS-defining condition associated with later-stage infection; (2) develop medical conditions like Alzheimers Disease or stroke that can cause dementia; (3) suffer from mental decline resembling dementia as a result of dehydration, medication side effects, or drug interactions; or (4) develop a neurocognitive disorder that is mild to moderate in nature but may require special testing to diagnose.. Epidemic/Pandemic ...
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Dr. Pulliam is Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Medicine at UCSF. Her research interests are in HIV-associated cognitive impairment, neuroinflammation and chronic monocyte activation. She is former President and continuing Board of Directors Member of the Society for Neurovirology as well as a member of several journal Editorial Boards. Dr. Pulliam is Director of Microbiology at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she teaches microbiology to Infectious Disease and Laboratory Medicine residents and fellows.. ...
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Neurocognitive disorders in older adults represent a growing health crisis. Changes in brain chemistry are a normal part of healthy aging, but the difference between normal and potentially pathological neurochemical changes is not fully understood; and low-cost, noninvasive diagnostics that identify those who may progress to mild neurocognitive disorder (mNCD) do not currently
The immune system affects brain and behaviour, especially via the effects of immune cytokines on the central nervous system.(42) Although cytokines are relatively large molecules, some, particularly IL-1, can cross the blood-brain barrier via active transport. IL-1 is also produced in the brain by both microglia, which are macrophages resident in the central nervous system, and astrocytes. Peripheral IL-1 can affect the brain, including its production of cytokines, via stimulation of the vagus afferent fibres. There are cytokine receptors in the brain, including those for IL-1, IL-8, and interferon, on both glial cells and neurones. Cytokines play a role in the development and regeneration of myelin-producing oligodendrocytes. Brain cytokines play a role in immune effector mechanisms as regulated by the brain, including a role in brain infection and inflammation. Cytokines are relevant to the progression of multiple sclerosis, gliomas, HIV-associated dementia, brain injury, and probably ...
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: A substantial prevalence of mild neurocognitive disorders has been reported in HIV, also in patients treated with combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). This includes a new disorder that has been termed asymptomatic neurocognitive impairment (ANI). DISCUSSION: ANI is identified by performance on formal neuropsychological testing that is at least 1 SD below the mean of normative scores in at least two cognitive domains out of at least five examined in patients without associated symptoms or evident functional impairment in daily living. While two tests are recommended to assess each domain, only one is required to fulfill this diagnostic criterion. Unfortunately, this definition necessitates that about 20 % of the cognitively normal HIV-infected population is classified as suffering ANI. This liberal definition raises important ethical concerns and has as well diagnostic and therapeutic implications. Since neither its biological substrate, prognostic significance nor ...
The Query Tool is a web-based utility that allows researchers to quickly search and identify appropriate NNTC cases to support their research projects. The results generated by the tool reflect the cohort as it was reported in central database on 08JUL2020. There are a total of 3,401 cases enrolled into the NNTC study (561 HIV+ participants currently active). Note these numbers are different from our Public Reports which excludes cases with limited characterization. 140 cases are excluded from query tool search results due to unknown HIV status or a study status of lost to follow up. The presence of records meeting your search criteria does not guarantee that specimens or any sub-region (e.g. hippocampus, caudate) of that specimen selected are available for study. A formal review of site inventory will be conducted following approval of your tissue request to confirm availability ...
Case of neurocognitive disorder - investigation, diagnosis and treatment of HIV associated dementia (HAD) plus immunology study of HIV dissemination to the
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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is able to enter from the periphery to the central nervous system, triggering neurocognitive impairment which can be asymptomatic, mild cognitive and motor impairment or in a few cases severe dementia. With the availability and efficacy of antiretroviral therapy, HIV patients have a better quality of life. However, HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) still prevail in near 50% of the treated patients. In this study, we used ELISA to measure neurofilament light chain (NF-L) and neopterin, as markers of neuronal injury and immune activation, respectively. We used plasma and cerebrospinal (CSF) samples obtained from HIV-seropositive (HIV+) patients (n=35) at different stages of HAND, compared to HIV-seronegative controls (n=10). HIV+ patients were subjected to standard laboratory tests (including viral load and CD4+ cell count) and neuropsychological tests (eight domains). Statistical tests included Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis and Spearmans ...
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AIDS Dementia Complex (ADC) is not a true opportunistic infection; it is one of the few conditions caused directly by HIV ... Children with AIDS appear to have neurological diseases as a consequence of HIV-1 infection. In HIV-1 infected newborn and ... Dementia only exists when neurocognitive impairment in the patient is severe enough to interfere markedly with day-to-day ... The Neurology of AIDS (2nd ed.). London, UK: Oxford University Press. pp. 357-373. ISBN 0-19-852610-5. CS1 maint: Multiple ...
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AIDS dementia complex, vasculitis, Parkinson's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and Huntington's disease. In every case ... It is these changes in astrogliosis which allow the process to be complex and multifaceted, involving both a gain or loss of ... Future directions for identifying novel therapeutic strategies must carefully account for the complex array of factors and ... and the balance between these is due to a complex array of factors and molecular signaling mechanisms, which affect the ...
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... aids-associated nephropathy MeSH C20.673.480.070 --- aids dementia complex MeSH C20.673.480.080 --- aids-related complex MeSH ... aids-related MeSH C20.683.515.761.480.150.570 --- lymphoma, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue MeSH C20.683.515.761.480.150.700 ... aids arteritis, central nervous system MeSH C20.673.480.050 --- ... C20.673.480.100 --- aids-related opportunistic infections MeSH ...
... dementia MeSH C10.228.140.380.070 --- aids dementia complex MeSH C10.228.140.380.100 --- alzheimer disease MeSH C10.228.140.380 ... dementia, vascular MeSH C10.228.140.300.400.203 --- cadasil MeSH C10.228.140.300.400.408 --- dementia, multi-infarct MeSH ... dementia, vascular MeSH C10.228.140.380.230.250 --- dementia, multi-infarct MeSH C10.228.140.380.278 --- huntington disease ... aids arteritis, central nervous system MeSH C10.228.140.300.850.250 --- lupus vasculitis, central nervous system MeSH C10.228. ...
... from Johns Hopkins University reported that minocycline may exhibit neuroprotective action against AIDS Dementia Complex by ... Minocycline also has been used as a "last-ditch" treatment for toxoplasmosis in AIDS patients. Minocycline is somewhat ...
... dementia MeSH F03.087.400.050 --- aids dementia complex MeSH F03.087.400.100 --- alzheimer disease MeSH F03.087.400.125 --- ... dementia, multi-infarct MeSH F03.087.400.390 --- huntington disease MeSH F03.087.400.431 --- Klüver-Bucy syndrome MeSH F03.087. ... primary progressive aphasia MeSH F03.087.400.300 --- creutzfeldt-jakob syndrome MeSH F03.087.400.350 --- dementia, vascular ...
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... aids dementia complex MeSH C02.782.815.616.400.080 --- aids-related complex MeSH C02.782.815.616.400.100 --- aids-related ... aids-associated nephropathy MeSH C02.800.801.400.070 --- aids dementia complex MeSH C02.800.801.400.080 --- aids-related ... aids arteritis, central nervous system MeSH C02.782.815.616.400.050 --- aids-associated nephropathy MeSH C02.782.815.616. ... aids arteritis, central nervous system MeSH C02.800.801.400.050 --- ...
Later it leads to even AIDS dementia complex. The CD4-gp120 interaction (see above) is also permissive to other viruses like ... When the CD4 lymphocyte count falls below 200 cells/ml of blood, the HIV host has progressed to AIDS, a condition characterized ... However, the symptoms of immune deficiency characteristic of AIDS do not appear for years after a person is infected, the bulk ... Eventually, the minimal number of CD4+ T cells necessary to maintain a sufficient immune response is lost, leading to AIDS. ...
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AIDS dementia complex. *Frontotemporal dementia. *Sundowning. *Wandering. Autism spectrum. *Autism. *Asperger syndrome ... The basolateral complex processes the sensory-related fear memories and communicates their threat importance to memory and ... Sensory information enters the amygdala through the nuclei of the basolateral complex (consisting of lateral, basal and ...
Dementia. *AIDS dementia complex. *Alzheimer's disease. *Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. *Frontotemporal dementia. *Huntington's ... A neuropsychological profile has been proposed for AS;[29] if verified, it could differentiate between AS and HFA and aid in ... multiple complex developmental disorder and nonverbal learning disorder (NLD).[3] ...
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AIDS dementia complex. *Frontotemporal dementia. *Sundowning. *Wandering. Autism spectrum. *Autism. *Asperger syndrome ... Noll, R (2011). American Madness: The Rise and Fall of Dementia Praecox. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.. ... In 1908, Eugen Bleuler introduced the term schizophrenia to represent a revised disease concept for Emil Kraepelin's dementia ... 1, Introduction, p.1] Most of the published clinical case series are focused on chronic and complex forms of dissociative ...
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AIDS dementia complex. *Frontotemporal dementia. *Sundowning. *Wandering. Autism spectrum. *Autism. *Asperger syndrome ... Kitchener, Betty; Jorm, Anthony (2002). Mental Health First Aid Manual (1st ed.). Canberra: Center for Mental Health Research, ... People who were temporally hospitalized were also provided aid and care and a pre-release program was created to enable people ... The NIMH is researching only suicide and HIV/AIDS prevention, but the National Prevention Strategy could lead to it focusing ...
AIDS dementia complex. *Frontotemporal dementia. *Sundowning. *Wandering. Autism spectrum. *Autism. *Asperger syndrome ... Dementia With Lewy Bodies and Parkinson Disease Dementia". Continuum (Minneap Minn) (Review). 22 (2 Dementia): 435-63. doi: ... dementia with Lewy bodies,[5] and other dementia.[6] It presents often in individuals with a neurodegenerative disease, ... It is generally agreed[citation needed] that the Capgras delusion has a complex and organic basis[definition needed], and can ...
"Superheroes for a complex world". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 August 2011 ... Semantic dementia. *Logopenic progressive aphasia. *Speech disturbances *Speech disorder. *Developmental verbal dyspraxia/‎ ... First aid. *Nose disorders. *Symptoms and signs: Respiratory system. Hidden categories: *CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list ...
Diagnosis of AIDS dementia complex and presence of HIV I p24 antigen in cerebrospinal fluid. RESULTS--The AIDS dementia complex ... two with the AIDS dementia complex) taking zidovudine were positive. CONCLUSIONS--The incidence of AIDS dementia complex in ... Dementia was diagnosed before definition of the AIDS dementia complex (1986) according to DSM-III criteria and there was good ... Thirty eight of 107 patients with AIDS (36%) not taking zidovudine developed the AIDS dementia complex compared with two of the ...
Dementia. AIDS Dementia Complex. Lentivirus Infections. Retroviridae Infections. RNA Virus Infections. Virus Diseases. Sexually ... A Study to Evaluate the Use of Stavudine (d4T) to Treat AIDS Dementia Complex. The safety and scientific validity of this study ... A Pilot Open Label, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Role of Stavudine (d4T) in the Treatment of AIDS Dementia Complex. ... can improve symptoms of AIDS Dementia Complex (ADC, problems involving the brain or spinal cord) in HIV-positive patients. ...
Meaning of aids dementia complex. What does aids dementia complex mean? Information and translations of aids dementia complex ... Definition of aids dementia complex in the Definitions.net dictionary. ... AIDS dementia complex. AIDS dementia complex is a common neurological disorder associated with HIV infection and AIDS. It is a ... Definitions for aids dementia complex. Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word aids dementia complex.. ...
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Learn more about AIDS Dementia Complex at Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center DefinitionCausesRisk ... AIDS dementia complex (ADC) can occur in people with AIDS. ADC results in changes in multiple neurologic areas: *Cognition-the ... An overview of AIDS dementia complex. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2001;16(4):225-229. ... AIDS dementia complex. University of California at San Francisco website. Available at: http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite?page= ...
Chiesi A, Seeber AC, Dally LG, Floridia M, Rezza G, Vella S. AIDS dementia complex in the Italian National AIDS Registry: ... Marked improvement in survival following AIDS dementia complex in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. AIDS 2003; ... The International HIV Dementia Scale: a new rapid screening test for HIV dementia. AIDS 2005; 19:1367-1374.. * Cited Here... ... and is synonymous with HIV encephalopathy and AIDS dementia complex.. Since the introduction of HAART in 1996, many HAART- ...
Uhrich on aids dementia scale: Can be a symptom of dementia of any kind when combined with physical problems such as hearing ... Aids Dementia (Definition) Referred to as aids dementia complex (also encephalopathy, neurocongnitive disorder). It is thought ... My vote is for...: Hearing aids with no sign language is better than sign language with no hearing aids. With hearing aids, one ... Mom, Lewy body dementia, end stage ovarian cancer, hospice will not treat dementia, (moving faster) meds make dementia worse, ...
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Memantine for AIDS dementia complex: open-label report of ACTG 301.. Zhao Y1, Navia BA, Marra CM, Singer EJ, Chang L, Berger J ... Ellis RJ, Kolson DL, Simpson D, Miller EN, Lipton SA, Evans SR, Schifitto G; Adult Aids Clinical Trial Group (ACTG) 301 Team. ... AIDS Dementia Complex - Genetic Alliance. *AIDS-HIV - Genetic Alliance. Miscellaneous. *MEMANTINE - Hazardous Substances Data ...
... is a neurological disorder caused by HIV which has been classified as an AIDS-defining condition. ... AIDS dementia complex (a.k.a. HIV encephalopathy) ... AIDS Dementia Complex Impairment varies but still common in ... AIDS dementia complex (ADC), also known as HIV encephalopathy, is a neurological disorder directly caused by HIV. It is a ... Causes of AIDS Dementia ADC usually occurs in advanced disease when the patients CD4 count is below 200 cells/μl and is ...
The assessment of cognitive function in advanced HIV-1 infection and AIDS dementia complex using a new computerised cognitive ... Neurologic AIDS Research Consortium. (NARC) Supported by the NIH to design and implement studies of HIV-associated neurologic ... HIV-Associated Dementia and Minor Cognitive Motor Disorder Section: Clinical Manual for Management of the HIV-Infected Adult. ... AHP) Premier HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ, and mental health agency, part of the University of California San Francisco. ...
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  • Dementia is a term for a group of disorders that are characterized by degeneration of certain parts of the brain and cause problems with thinking, comprehension, language and various other cognitive abilities. (healthtap.com)
  • 3 Furthermore, despite the apparent reduction in the incidence of HIV-associated dementia (HAD), the incidences of milder forms of HAND appear relatively stable and may even have increased in individuals who are not immunosuppressed. (sajp.org.za)
  • HAND is currently considered to encompass a hierarchy of progressively more severe patterns of central nervous system (CNS) involvement ranging from asymptomatic neurocognitive impairment (ANI), to minor neurocognitive disorder (MND), to the more severe HIV-associated dementia (HAD) . (lww.com)
  • Mental status examination including memory impairment, disorientation to time , place, and person, decline in intellectual functioning and impairment of attention and concentration helps in diagnosis of alzheimer, and dementia . (healthtap.com)
  • Neuropsychological signs and symptoms of at least mild extent have been found in approximately 30% of persons with asymptomatic HIV infection and about 50% of individuals with AIDS. (sajp.org.za)
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