HIVAssociated Dementia

Human immunodeficiency virus (HlV)-associated dementia (HAD) develops late in HIV infection. It is a common cause of dementia worldwide. Motor deficits are observed in addition to cognitive decline. Patients are generally younger than most other dementia patients; HAD has been diagnosed in pediatric HIV patients. The use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has decreased the incidence of HAD, and newly diagnosed cases often respond to antiretroviral therapy (McArthur, 2004). Opportunistic CNS infections, particularly toxoplasmosis, can be a contributing factor and must be sought and treated.

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