HIV-positive women with childhood trauma have double the brain trouble-by Dr Georgina Spies

  HIV-positive women who have endured a trauma such as emotional, physical or sexual abuse, or neglect earlier in their lives are more likely to have trouble remembering, paying attention or multitasking. Parts of their brains are also smaller than women who are only affected by HIV.   In the… Continue lendo…

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…

The role of dopaminergic dysfunction as an etiological factor in HIV-associated cognitive deficits and how it can be tested in animal models-by Francisco Catsarini, Jaume Aran and Marineide Aquino

  A major consequence of HIV infection is the development of cognitive deficits due to the effects of infection on the CNS. These deficits, usually referred to as HAND (HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders), are commonly classified in three categories, according to their severity: asymptomatic, mild and dementia. Although highly active… Continue lendo…

HIV infection, drug addiction and the brain-Prof Dr. Ronald Ellis-UC-San Diego

SEXTA-FEIRA, 26 DE SETEMBRO DE 2014 10h00-10h45- HIV infection, drug addiction and the brain-Prof Dr. Ronald Ellis-UC-San Diego   SÁBADO, 27 DE SETEMBRO DE 2014 8h00-8h45: HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders- Prof. Dr. Ronald Ellis-UC-San Diego   14h00-18h00- sala 5- Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde- Neurobiology Course (inglês e português): HIV… Continue lendo…