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[Clinico-experimental study of mental processes in men with HIV infection]
Beliaeva VV; Semenovich AV; Ruchkina EV; Pokrovskii VV
May 30, 1993
Vestn Ross Akad Med Nauk. 1992;(9-10):31-2. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

A total of 55 males aged 19.5 to 62 years who were infected with HIV were examined psychopathologically+ and neuropsychologically by A.R. Luria's methods. Twenty-one of these patients were homosexuals. Syphilis was recorded in 34.7% in this group. Lymphadenopathy was the major clinical sign of HIV infection. Symptoms of organic involvements+ of the central nervous system were revealed by a psychopathological method. Neuropsychological studies detected dysfunction of the right cerebral hemisphere, particularly in a group of homosexuals suffering from syphilis.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/COMPLICATIONS/*PSYCHOLOGY Adult Affective Disorders/DIAGNOSIS/ETIOLOGY/*PSYCHOLOGY AIDS-Related Complex/DIAGNOSIS/ETIOLOGY/*PSYCHOLOGY Cognition Disorders/DIAGNOSIS/ETIOLOGY/*PSYCHOLOGY English Abstract Homosexuality/*PSYCHOLOGY Human Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery Male Middle Age Neurosyphilis/COMPLICATIONS/*PSYCHOLOGY JOURNAL ARTICLE