Meaning of AIDS DEMENTIA COMPLEX (ADC¸ HIV-ASSOCIATED COGNITI) in English

AIDS DEMENTIA COMPLEX (ADC¸ HIV-ASSOCIATED COGNITI)

mental impairment with an organic cause that is due to HIV infection (i.e., not an opportunistic pathogen). Symptoms may include cognitive impairment (e.g., difficulty concentrating, memory loss), disorientation, mood and personality changes, speech and vision difficulties, psychomotor dysfunction (lack of coordination, incontinence) and paralysis. AIDS-related dementia typically affects people in the later stages of HIV disease. Early stages of the syndrome are referred to as HIV-associated minor cognitive/motor disorder.

AIDS English Glossary.      Английский словарь СПИДа.