Management of Psychiatric Disorders in HIV-Infected Patients

  • Author: Glenn J. Treisman, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • Hallmark symptoms are similar to HIV-uninfected patients and include inattention, impaired concentration, thought disorder, confusion, and disorientation that waxes and wanes over time
    • Visual and tactile hallucinations are more common in delirium than in other psychiatric disorders
  • Onset may be acute or subacute

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