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In July of 2006, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS (CMHRA) sponsored the second conference on the Assessment of NeuroAIDS in Africa, which was held in Arusha, Tanzania. The conference mission was to address the regional variations in epidemiology of HIV-related neurological disorders as well as the assessment and diagnosis of these disorders. Participants discussed and presented data regarding the relevance and translation of neuroAIDS assessment measures developed in resource intensive settings and the challenges of neuro-assessment in Africa, including the applicability of current tools, higher prevalence of confounding diseases, and the complexity of diverse cultural settings. The conference presentations summarized here highlight the need for further research on neuroAIDS in Africa and methods for assessing HIV-related neurological disorders.

Original publication

DOI

10.1080/13550280701829793

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Neurovirol

Publication Date

04/2008

Volume

14

Pages

87 - 101

Keywords

AIDS Dementia Complex, Africa, Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active, HIV Infections, Humans, Incidence, Nervous System Diseases, Neurosciences, Poverty