AIDS Related Dementia

Etiology

  • Related to toxic effect of HIV itself
  • Tracks w/low CD4 count and high VL

Risk Factors

  • Not on HAART, high VL, low CD4

Symptoms

  • Cognition→ inattention, reduced conentration, slowed processing
  • Motor→ slowed movement, clumsiness, ataxia
  • Behavior→ ranges from apathetic/dulled to aggitated
  • Progressive over time to severe impairment and death
  • Some component reversible w/rx HAART