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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120-123

HIV-associated dementia: A diagnostic dilemma

1 Department of Psychiatry, Padm Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune, India
2 Scientist 'F', Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Daniel Saldanha
Department of Psychiatry, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune- 411018, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.102505

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Background: Considerable clinical research has been conducted to increase our knowledge in understanding the underlying neuropathological significance of HIV viral infection. Aim: To find the incidence of HIV Associated Dementia in a suburban part of India. Materials and Methods: 6135 prospective cases from January 2008 to August 2010 were subjected to pretest counseling. Those willing were tested for HIV status using western blot test. Results: 5688 (92.71%) underwent for detection of HIV.273 (4.8%) were tested positive. 246 out of these (90.10%) were put on ART. 1 (0.37%) was detected to have HAD stage II.38 cases (18.92%) had varied psychiatric symptoms. Conclusion: HAART has considerably reduced morbidity in HIV infection.

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