HIV emerged as a major threat to world health over 30 years ago, and while its effects on the immune system are widely known, HIV also has broad and devastating effects on the nervous system. Despite our potent antiretroviral therapies (ART), these HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) continue to afflict HIV infected individuals. With over 33 million people infected worldwide and evidence that neurological damage can accrue in virologically well controlled individuals, HAND is a pressing challenge. Nevertheless, many questions remain unanswered about this spectrum of disorders.
Recommended CitationHalloran, Molly and Strayer, MD, PhD, David S., "HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders in an Antiretroviral Therapy Era" (2014). Department of Pathology Honors Program Student Research Symposium. Poster 24.