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Neurocognitive functioning among HIV-positive adults in southern India.

Neurocognitive functioning among HIV-positive adults in southern India.
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Kamat R, McCutchan A, Kumarasamy N, Marcotte TD, Umlauf A, Selvamuthu P, Meyer R, Letendre S, Heaton R, Bharti AR,


Kamat R, McCutchan A, Kumarasamy N, Marcotte TD, Umlauf A, Selvamuthu P, Meyer R, Letendre S, Heaton R, Bharti AR, (click to view)

Kamat R, McCutchan A, Kumarasamy N, Marcotte TD, Umlauf A, Selvamuthu P, Meyer R, Letendre S, Heaton R, Bharti AR,

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Journal of neurovirology 2017 07 05() doi 10.1007/s13365-017-0546-8

Abstract

The validity of a comprehensive international neuropsychological (NP) test battery for detection of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) in a Tamil speaking southern Indian cohort (69 HIV+ and 67 HIV-) was explored. The prevalence of HAND was significantly higher in the HIV+ vs. HIV- group (33 vs.13%; p < 0.01). Impairment rates were highest in the motor and speed of information processing domains. An NP battery translated into Tamil appears to be a valid tool for assessing HAND because the prevalence it found of HAND in southern India is similar to that found elsewhere.

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