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New Study Of HIV−Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND) Uses An Innovative Approach To Functional Assessments For Activities Of Daily Living And Correlates To Cogstate Test Performance 

November 23, 2017

Navigating the Internet to get daily shopping and banking tasks done has become a necessary skill for just about all of us. Searching for products, comparing pricing, entering credit card and shipping information across multiple websites can sometimes be challenging even for experienced users. But for those persons who also struggle with cognitive dysfunction from […]

Computerised Cognitive Test Battery Matches Gold Standard for HAND Screening

July 8, 2016

Besides enduring the challenges of HIV infection, 20-50% of patients also experience cognitive decline, including difficulty with attention, memory and executive functions. Diagnosed as HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND), the symptoms can cause difficulty with everyday work/life tasks and may progress to more severe limitations over time. Standard neuropsychological (NP) tests can identify the three categories […]

Combined Antiretroviral Therapy With Maraviroc Improves HIV-associated Neurocognitive Dysfunction

February 17, 2016

Many people with HIV infection report that they have problems in thinking clearly and accurately. Formal neuropsychological studies using objective assessment techniques show that, at all stages of HIV severity, people can have difficulty with attention, memory, language, problem solving and decision making. Known as HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND), symptoms can include confusion, forgetfulness, headaches, […]

Research Finds Cognitive Decline In HIV-Positive Patients Similar To General Population

July 31, 2014

One of the many unfortunate side effects of living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can be cognitive impairment if the virus attacks the patient’s brain cells.  Under the umbrella label of HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND), HIV patients may notice symptoms affecting their attention, memory, language, problem solving and decision making skills. Previous research […]