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CAREAction Newsletter

HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders in the Combination Antiretroviral Therapy Era

Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has dramatically decreased incidence of HIV-associated dementia (HAD), the most severe form of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND). As people living with HIV (PLWH) age, they become more vulnerable to HAND, although it can also occur in younger people too. While there is currently no cure for HAND, there have been strides in this field. We remain dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program patients, and increasing awareness of HAND is just one more way we continue to do so. Read more: CAREAction Newsletter July 2014 (PDF - 649 KB)

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