HIV INFECTION AND DRUG ABUSE: IMPLICATIONS FOR NEUROPLASTICITY AND NEUROCOGNITIVE DISORDERS – Mônica Bento Bispo Patrícia de Barros Viegas

(Mônica Bento Bispo Patrícia de Barros Viegas) INTRODUCTION   Human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) neuroinvasion occurs in about 80 % of infected individuals (Persidsky and Poluektova, 2006). In the early stage of infection, HIV enters the central nervous system (CNS) via infected monocytes, macrophages and T cells that cross the blood-brain… Continue lendo…