Second assessment of NeuroAIDS in Africa


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.

DOI: 10.1080/13550280701829793

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@article{Robertson2008SecondAO, title={Second assessment of NeuroAIDS in Africa}, author={Kevin Robertson and Kathy Kopnisky and James Hakim and Concepta Merry and Noeline Nakasujja and Colin Hall and Moussa Traore and Ned Sacktor and David Clifford and Charles Newton and Annelies Van Rie and Penny Holding and Janice Clements and Christine Zink and Jens Mielke and Mina Hosseinipour and Umesh Lalloo and Farida Amod and Christina Marra and Scott Evans and Jeff Liner}, journal={Journal of NeuroVirology}, year={2008}, volume={14}, pages={89-101} }