Neurocognitive Impairment in HIV+ Patients
- Prof. Colm Bergin, Dr. Colin Doherty, Prof. James Meaney, Dr. Patricia McNamara, Dr. Janice Redmond.

Up to 50% of patients with HIV may have cognitive impairment. The pathophysiology of cognitive impairment is still poorly understood but is likely to be multifactorial.

 

A cross sectional imaging study of patients with cognitive impairment and HIV is being conducted. The aim of the study is to correlate the 3T MRI findings with detailed neurocognitive profiling and describe the 3T MRI characteristics of this patient population using Voxel Based Morphometry, Diffusion Tensor Imaging and functional MRI.