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Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection of the Central Nervous System 

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection of the Central Nervous System
Chapter:
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection of the Central Nervous System
Source:
Neuroglia (2 ed.)
Author(s):

Elena Ryzhova

, Dennis L. Kolson

, and Francisco González-Scarano

DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152227.003.0040

A significant proportion of individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection develop a neurological syndrome consisting of psychomotor retardation, dementia, and associated findings that was initially termed the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) dementia complex. This syndrome is now commonly known as HIV-associated dementia (HAD). This chapter discusses the clinical and pathological features, and pathophysiology in HIV-associated dementia, and the role of microglia in mediating neuronal injury in HIV infection.

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