University of Nebraska to Examine HIV and Aging, Brain Disorders
April 18, 2011
Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) will use a $9 million federal grant to study the early onset of brain disease among HIV patients.
Drs. Howard Fox and Susan Swindells are leading the research into the causes and potential treatments of brain disorders among people with HIV. By 2015, more than half of U.S. HIV patients will be age 50 or older, said Fox. MRI scans and other tools show HIV patients' brains age faster, causing an HIV-positive 50-year-old's brain to look and function like that of someone 10 or more years older, he explained.
03.30.2011; Rick Ruggles
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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