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AIDS and the Nervous System

  1. Jonathan D Glass1,
  2. Steven L Wesselingh2

Published Online: 29 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000006



How to Cite

Glass, J. D. and Wesselingh, S. L. 2003. AIDS and the Nervous System. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  2. 2

    Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2003


Infection with Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is associated with a number of neurological disorders. These disorders arise either as a result of systemic immunosuppression or due to infection with HIV itself.


  • HIV;
  • dementia;
  • myelopathy;
  • peripheral neuropathy;
  • neurological diseases