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Hepatitis C virus impairs brain function in HIV-positive people

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can travel into the brain and replicate there causing significant cognitive impairment in people with HIV co-infection, say researchers at the

Published
16 July 2007
By
Adam Legge
Booster therapy after starting HIV treatment may offer way of reducing long-term drug burden

An intense course of HIV treatment lasting no more than six to ten months may be enough to set the stage for long-term maintenance with

Published
13 July 2007
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV in the brain — less of a worry in the HAART era or a ticking time bomb?

When antiretroviral therapy (ART) first became available, many neurologists had expected HIV would continue to cause damage to the brain, a sheltered compartment of the

Published
03 July 2007
By
Theo Smart
Brain-penetrating ARVs not always necessary for control of HIV in the brain?

Much of the benefit of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on HIV infection in the central nervous system (CNS) could be due to its indirect effect upon

Published
03 July 2007
By
Theo Smart
Different neurological problems affecting people with HIV in the era of HAART

The spectrum of neurological problems affecting people with HIV is changing in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy, researchers into HIV’s effects on the

Published
03 July 2007
By
Theo Smart
Will people with HIV be at increased risk of Alzheimer's- or Parkinson's-like diseases as they age?

Neurologists should not assume that all signs of dementia in people with HIV are related to HIV, researchers warned at a recent international meeting on

Published
03 July 2007
By
Theo Smart
HIV dementia: are viral or host factors driving differences between subtypes?

Although researchers have identified differences between HIV subtypes in their potential for causing disease in the brain, findings presented at two recent international meetings on

Published
18 May 2007
By
Theo Smart
Are some subtypes of HIV more likely to cause neuroAIDS than others?

Differences in the genetic make-up of some HIV subtypes (or clades, such as HIV-1C, which is most prevalent in southern Africa and India) could affect

Published
18 May 2007
By
Theo Smart
HIV dementia: why might some viruses cause more problems than others?

Researchers are beginning to identify specific differences in HIV that change the risk of neurological complications, including some that may help in predicting the emergence

Published
18 May 2007
By
Theo Smart
Elimination of HIV from body within eight years if treatment starts just after infection, predict US researchers; sceptics disagree

American researchers are suggesting that commencing antiretroviral treatment soon after infection with HIV could eradicate the infection within eight years. Their study, which involved seven

Published
17 May 2007
By
Michael Carter

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