Journal article

Neurologic disorders are prevalent in HIV-positive outpatients in the Asia-Pacific region.

E Wright, B Brew, A Arayawichanont, K Robertson, K Samintharapanya, S Kongsaengdao, M Lim, S Vonthanak, L Lal, C Sarim, S Huffam, P Li, D Imran, J Lewis, WH Lun, A Kamarulzaman, G Tau, ST Ali, K Kishore, MP Bain Show all

Neurology | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A total of 8.3 million HIV-positive people live in the Asia-Pacific region. The burden of HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment and symptomatic sensory neuropathy in this region is unknown. METHODS: Between July 2005 and March 2006, we undertook a cross-sectional study at 10 sentinel sites within eight Asia-Pacific countries to determine the prevalence of moderate to severe HIV-related neurocognitive impairment and symptomatic sensory neuropathy. We clinically assessed and administered sensitive neuropsychological and peripheral neuropathy screening tools to 658 patients infected with HIV. Univariate and logistic regression analyses were applied to the data. RESULTS: The resul..

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