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AIDS dementia complex

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Description

HIV encephalopathy is a neurological disorder caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive and motor function, as well as changes in behavior and personality. Symptoms of HIV encephalopathy can include confusion, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, difficulty speaking, difficulty walking, and changes in mood and behavior. The exact cause of HIV encephalopathy is not known, but it is believed to be caused by the virus itself, as well as the body's immune response to the virus. Treatment for HIV encephalopathy typically involves antiretroviral medications to control the virus, as well as medications to manage the symptoms.

Synonyms
  • ADC
  • HIV-associated dementia
  • HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder
  • HIV-related encephalopathy
  • HIV dementia
  • HIV encephalopathy

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