What is HIV encephalopathy?

Updated: Sep 23, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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HIV Encephalopathy is a severe condition usually seen in end-stage disease. Milder cognitive impairments may exist with less advanced disease. For example, one study found significant deficits in cognition, planning, coordination and reaction times in HIV-infected compared to uninfected children, effects that were more pronounced in those with higher viral loads. [71]


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