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)


  • HAD presents with the typical triad of symptoms seen in other subcortical dementias: defects in memory, mood, and motor function
    • Best assessed by tests that measure tasks completed in a set time period or involve fluid, “set-switching” tasks
      • Modified HIV Dementia Scale shown to be the most specific and valid assessment tool for HIV-infected patients and may be administered serially

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