Does drug abuse influence the microglial response in AIDS and HIV encephalitis?

@article{Arango2004DoesDA,
  title={Does drug abuse influence the microglial response in AIDS and HIV encephalitis?},
  author={J Carlos Arango and Peter Simmonds and Ray P Brettle and Jeanne Elisabeth Bell},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 Suppl 1},
  pages={S69-74}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the pathological evidence for a possible interaction between drugs of abuse and HIV infection in terms of microglial responses in early and late HIV/AIDS, and to discuss the possible long-term consequences of microglial activation in chronic HIV infection. DESIGN This brain pathology study compared age and sex-matched control patients with HIV-negative intravenous drug users, and with HIV-positive drug users both in the presymptomatic stage and with AIDS. A further… CONTINUE READING