Neurocognitive disturbances in HIV

Int Rev Psychiatry. 2008 Feb;20(1):33-47. doi: 10.1080/09540260701877894.


HIV infection is associated with disturbances in brain function which reflect themselves in HIV associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND). Neurocognitive examination is a sensitive and relevant approach to detecting and monitoring HAND. The approaches to evaluating the various neurocognitive disturbances are reviewed, along with consideration of cofactors that may influence expression of these disorders.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain / physiopathology*
  • Cognition Disorders / diagnosis
  • Cognition Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Cognition Disorders / physiopathology*
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology*
  • HIV Infections / physiopathology*
  • Humans