Nonopportunistic neurologic manifestations of the human immunodeficiency virus: an Indian study.

  title={Nonopportunistic neurologic manifestations of the human immunodeficiency virus: an Indian study.},
  author={Alaka K. Deshpande and Mrinal S Patnaik},
  journal={MedGenMed : Medscape general medicine},
  volume={7 4},
CONTEXT HIV-1 is a neurotropic virus. In a resource-limited country such as India, large populations of affected patients now have access to adequate chemoprophylaxis for opportunistic infections (OIs), allowing them to live longer. Unfortunately the poor availability of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has allowed viral replication to proceed unchecked. This has resulted in an increase in the debilitating neurologic manifestations directly mediated by the virus. OBJECTIVE The… CONTINUE READING


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