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Book Reviews
December 2009

HIV and the Brain: New Challenges in the Modern Era

Author Affiliations
 

OLAFSTÜVEMD, PhD

 

edited by Robert H. Paul, PhD, Ned Charlton Saktor, MD, Victor Valcour, MD, and Karen Tokie Tashima, MD, 350 pp, with illus, $139, ISBN 978-1-93411-508-4, New York, New York, Humana Press, 2009.

Arch Neurol. 2009;66(12):1578-1579. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2009.257

Treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has changed dramatically since the advent of AIDS, most notably through the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). With the introduction of HAART came remarkable changes in life expectancy of people living with AIDS, declines in the incidence of opportunistic infections, and conversion of HIV infection from a death sentence to a chronic illness. Despite treatment advances, cognitive disorders have continued to affect a large percentage of people living with AIDS, adversely affecting their lives and frustrating their loved ones and health care providers.

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