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Press Release 05-172

Autoimmune Overload May Damage HIV-Infected Brain

White blood cells may be cause of dementia in people with AIDS

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This illustration depicts white blood cells swarming to attack HIV in the brain

This illustration depicts white blood cells swarming to attack HIV in the brain. Researchers now believe that the inflammation from this process may lead to HIV-related dementia.

Credit: Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation


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Marco Salemi, the lead author on this study, explains the findings

Marco Salemi, the lead author on this study, explains the findings in a University of Florida video news release at: http://www.news.health.ufl.edu/story.asp?ID=2097.

Credit: University of Florida


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