Neuroimaging Suggests No Progression in Brain Pathology in Treated People with HIV

  • Nov 26, 18

There is a concern among older adults with HIV about cognitive impairment and related changes in the brain.

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An array of neurologic complications may be caused by, or affected by the HIV virus and its treatment. These issues can impact choice and timing of antiretroviral therapy.

Cognitive Aging with HIV within the Context of Positive and Negative Neuroplasticity

  • May 31, 14

Thanks to the effectiveness of combination Antiretroviral Therapy (cART), people are aging with HIV, and in many cases doing so successfully. Although we still struggle without a cure, this remains an exciting period in combating this epidemic in that prognosis and life spans are greatly improved. Yet, challenges remain as we observe either accelerated or accentuated aging in many with this disease in several areas (i.e., cardiovascular, renal, and metabolic disease; systemic inflammation); however, one area has received particular attention – brain health, specifically cognition.

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