Second assessment of NeuroAIDS in Africa.

TitleSecond assessment of NeuroAIDS in Africa.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRobertson K, Kopnisky K, Hakim J, Merry C, Nakasujja N, Hall C, Traore M, Sacktor N, Clifford D, Newton C, Van Rie A, Holding P, Clements J, Zink C, Mielk J, Hosseinipour M, Lalloo U, Amod F, Marra C, Evans S, Liner J
Corporate AuthorsSecond Assessment of NeuroAIDS in Africa Conference Participants
JournalJ Neurovirol
Volume14
Issue2
Pagination87-101
Date Published2008 Apr
ISSN1538-2443
KeywordsAfrica, AIDS Dementia Complex, Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active, HIV Infections, Humans, Incidence, Nervous System Diseases, Neurosciences, Poverty
Abstract

In July of 2006, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS (CMHRA) sponsored the second conference on the Assessment of NeuroAIDS in Africa, which was held in Arusha, Tanzania. The conference mission was to address the regional variations in epidemiology of HIV-related neurological disorders as well as the assessment and diagnosis of these disorders. Participants discussed and presented data regarding the relevance and translation of neuroAIDS assessment measures developed in resource intensive settings and the challenges of neuro-assessment in Africa, including the applicability of current tools, higher prevalence of confounding diseases, and the complexity of diverse cultural settings. The conference presentations summarized here highlight the need for further research on neuroAIDS in Africa and methods for assessing HIV-related neurological disorders.

DOI10.1080/13550280701829793
Alternate JournalJ. Neurovirol.
PubMed ID18370346
PubMed Central IDPMC2755561
Grant ListU01 AI068636 / AI / NIAID NIH HHS / United States
U01 AI068636-01 / AI / NIAID NIH HHS / United States