An article by Dr. Carole Chrvala covers the known complication of neurocognitive disorders associated with HIV infection and the possible consequences for the individual patient. As stated in the article consequences of neurocognitive disorder include reduced adherence to medical therapy, impaired ability to perform complex daily tasks, decreased quality of life, lost work productivity, increased risk of dementia, and higher rates of virologic failure.
The CNTN's Dr. David Moore was quoted, “Treatment interruptions or sporadic adherence may allow for drug-resistant strains of HIV infection to develop. HIV strains that are not effectively controlled by antiretroviral regimens are likely to have a bigger effect on the brain and HAND”.
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Related Articles by David Moore (click on the link to read the abstract and/or article):
- Moore DJ, Poquette A, Casaletto KB, Gouaux B, Montoya JL, Posada C, Rooney AS, Badiee J, Deutsch R, Letendre SL, Depp CA, Grant I, Atkinson JH. (2015). Individualized texting for adherence building (iTAB): Improving antiretroviral dose timing among HIV-infected persons with co-occurring bipolar disorder. AIDS And Behavior, 19(3), 459-471. PMID: 25504449 PMCID: PMC4359057
- Moore RC, Fazeli PL, Patterson TL, Depp CA, Moore DJ, Granholm E, Jeste DV, Mausbach BT. (2015). UPSA-M: Feasibility and initial validity of a mobile application of the UCSD Performance-Based Skills Assessment. Schizophrenia Research, 164(1-3), 187-92. PMID: 25790903 PMCID: PMC4409538
- Moore RC, Fazeli PL, Jeste DV, Moore DJ, Grant I, Woods SP. (2014). Successful cognitive aging and health-related quality of life in younger and older adults infected with HIV. AIDS And Behavior, 18(6), 1186-97. PMID: 24633788 PMCID: PMC4020963
- Moore RC, Moore DJ, Thompson WK, Vahia IV, Grant I, Jeste DV. (2013). A case-controlled study of successful aging in older HIV-infected adults. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 74(5), e417-23. PMID: 23759460 PMCID:PMC3683870