Second assessment of NeuroAIDS in Africa

Kevin Robertson, Kathy Kopnisky, James Hakim, Concepta Merry, Noeline Nakasujja, Colin Hall, Moussa Traore, Ned Sacktor, David Clifford, Charles Newton, Annelies Van Rie, Penny Holding, Janice Clements, Christine Zink, Jens Mielke, Mina Hosseinipour, Umesh Lalloo, Farida Amod, Christina Marra, Scott EvansJeff Liner

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In July of 2006, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS (CMHRA) sponsored the second conference on the Assessment of NeuroAIDS in Africa, which was held in Arusha, Tanzania. The conference mission was to address the regional variations in epidemiology of HIV-related neurological disorders as well as the assessment and diagnosis of these disorders. Participants discussed and presented data regarding the relevance and translation of neuroAIDS assessment measures developed in resource intensive settings and the challenges of neuro-assessment in Africa, including the applicability of current tools, higher prevalence of confounding diseases, and the complexity of diverse cultural settings. The conference presentations summarized here highlight the need for further research on neuroAIDS in Africa and methods for assessing HIV-related neurological disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-101
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of NeuroVirology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2008


  • HIV
  • Neurological disease
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Resource-limited settings


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