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Book and Media Reviews
January 18, 2006

AIDS, Neurology

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2006;295(3):331. doi:10.1001/jama.295.3.331-a

In the more than 20 years since the onset of the AIDS pandemic, medicine has experienced an unprecedented, prodigious growth of knowledge. Perhaps more than in any other field of medicine, the state-of-the-art on AIDS is in a state of continual evolution. With more than 40 million persons living with HIV infection worldwide, the practice of HIV medicine is no longer a niche.

Understanding of the neurologic and psychiatric manifestations, pathophysiologic mechanisms, and social and psychological impact on patients of HIV infection—unique in the realm of neuroinfectious diseases—is also expanding and changing. The Neurology of AIDS addresses the expected clinical and pathologic bases for neuropsychiatric disease in HIV infection and AIDS. However, the second edition is significantly expanded in the scope of its topics to give a more universal view of the field.