Industrial Psychiatry Journal

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

HIV-associated dementia: A diagnostic dilemma


Daniel Saldanha1, Sumit Beniwal1, Labanya Bhattacharya1, Kalpana Srivastava2 
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
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Saldanha D, Beniwal S, Bhattacharya L, Srivastava K. HIV-associated dementia: A diagnostic dilemma.Ind Psychiatry J 2011;20:120-123


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Saldanha D, Beniwal S, Bhattacharya L, Srivastava K. HIV-associated dementia: A diagnostic dilemma. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Jan 16 ];20:120-123
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