A Comparative Study of CSF Viral RNA Loads between HIV Positive Patients with Neurological Manifestations and Neurologically Asymptomatic HIV Patients.
J Assoc Physicians India 2017 Aug;65(8):14-17
Assistant Professor, Microbiology, JNUIMSRC, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Introduction: There are conflicting reports in literature about correlation of CSF viral RNA levels with neurological manifestations in HIV positive patients. Many studies in animals and human subjects have shown that CSF HIV-1 RNA can be useful as a specific marker of HIV induced neuropathology. To the contrary there are studies which show that neurological disease states can occur in absence of significant increase of CSF HIV RNA. Read More