Conference Presentations

Screening Tests for HIV associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND)

Ned Sacktor, MD (PDF)
U-13 Conference; Frascati, Italy (July 2011)

Identifying HIV+ individuals at risk for HIV dementia:

  • Screening tests are essential for directing limited resources for the diagnosis of dementia.
  • Brief instruments have been developed for Alzheimer's MMSE).
  • MMSE designed to screen for a cortical dementia (Alzheimer's) which has a different cognitive profile from HAND (subcortical- more impaired psychomotor, motor performance, less impaired recognition memory).

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