Neuropsychiatric complications of aging with HIV

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Abstract

Persons over age 50 are not only aging with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection but also represent a high proportion of new HIV infections. Neuro-psychiatric symptoms, including depression, cognitive impairment, and substance abuse, are very common in individuals infected with HIV. However, there is little understanding of the relationship between these HIV-related comorbid conditions in newly infected elderly patients compared to uninfected elderly and those who have survived after 20 years of HIV/AIDS. We summarize the current theories and research that link aging and HIV with psychiatric illnesses and identify emerging areas for improved research, treatment, and patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-290
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of neurovirology
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Depression
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Virology

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