Meaning of AIDS DEMENTIA COMPLEX in English

AIDS DEMENTIA COMPLEX

deterioration of intellectual faculties, often accompanied by emotional disturbance. HIV is active in the brain (central nervous system) and can cause dementia, even in those with high CD4 counts and low viral loads. Treatment usually involves an anti-HIV drug -- such as AZT -- that is able to cross the blood-brain barrier. (also called ADC)

AIDS English Glossary.      Английский словарь СПИДа.