There is considerable interest in the frequency and causes of neurocognitive impairment – loss of memory, poor concentration and declining mental ability – in people with HIV. Some studies have suggested that the majority of people with HIV, even in the era of modern antiretroviral treatment, have some form of impairment. This detailed study, however, finds that neurocognitive impairment in people with HIV  is most likely to be happening for the same reasons as in the wider population, and the risk of impairment does not appear to be associated with either HIV infection, or HIV treatment.

The full article can be read here.