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Type: Published Manuscript
Title: Neurocognitive functioning among HIV-positive adults in Southern India.
Authors: Kamat R, McCutchan A, Kumarasamy N, Marcotte T, Umlauf A, Selvamuthu P, Meyer R, Letendre S, Heaton R, Bharti A
Year: 2017
Publication: Journal of Neurovirology
Volume: 23 Issue: 5 Pages: 750-755
Abstract:The validity of a comprehensive international neuropsychological (NP) test battery for detection of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) in a Tamil speaking southern Indian cohort (69 HIV+ and 67 HIV-) was explored. The prevalence of HAND was significantly higher in the HIV+ vs. HIV- group (33 vs.13%; p < 0.01). Impairment rates were highest in the motor and speed of information processing domains. An NP battery translated into Tamil appears to be a valid tool for assessing HAND because the prevalence it found of HAND in southern India is similar to that found elsewhere.

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