The Approach to the HIV-Infected Patient With Specific Symptom Complexes/Common Presentations

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

Summary

  • Neurocognitive dysfunction is common in HIV-positive patients[Simpson 1996; Bonnet 2013]
    • Often seen with comorbid conditions that contribute to decreased cognitive function
  • HIV-associated dementia is predominantly seen in advanced HIV disease

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