Christine M Kelly, Alastair RO Miller , Baba Aji , Tom Solomon
British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol. 73, Iss. 7, 11 Jul 2012, pp 410 - 411
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) dementia is a devastating complication of HIV disease and on
average leads to death within 6 months if untreated (Navia et al, 1986). It is important to consider
HIV when a patient presents with cognitive impairment first because dementia may be the first and
only presentation of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and also because HIV dementia is
potentially reversible (McMurtray et al, 2006).