HIV and the brain – Dr. Simon Rackstraw

Welcome to your HIV and the brain - Dr. Simon Rackstraw

The incidence of HIV associated dementia has increased since the widespread introduction of HAART

Low nadir CD4 count is associated with HIV associated cognitive impairment

Signs of psychomotor slowing and poor executive functioning are pointers towards a diagnosis of Alzheimer's rather than HIV associated cognitive decline

Does level of vocabulary decline with age?

Should patients with HIV associated cognitive change be treated with an Efavirenz containing regimen according to the BHIVA guidelines?

Was there evidence of cognitive change if changing from an FTC/TDF regime to a FTC/TAF regime in a recent study?

Has treatment with Dolutegravir been associated with neuropsychiatric side effects in real life cohorts?

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