HIV Can Spread To Your Brain In Four months

HIV Can Spread To Your Brain In Four months

BrainIn the absence of antiretroviral therapy, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS can begin replicating in the brain as early as four months after initial infection, a new research has found.

The findings published in the journal PLoS Pathogens stress the importance of routine HIV testing to catch the infection as early as possible to allow the prompt initiation antiretroviral therapy.

“One-third of people not taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) to control their HIV will eventually develop HIV-associated dementia,” said researcher Ronald Swanstrom, director, Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), University of North Carolina in the US.

The study followed 72 participants during the first two years of HIV infection. The participants were not taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) to control their HIV at the time of the study.

Through analysis of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) and blood samples, 20 percent of the participants showed replication in the central nervous system (CNS) at four months.

Additionally, 30 percent of participants showed evidence of a marked CSF inflammatory response in at least one time point and 16 percent of study volunteers showed a marked CSF inflammatory response at multiple time points, suggesting an ongoing infection in the CNS.

“This shows that viral replication and inflammation can occur early in infection with the concern being that the damage caused could be irreversible,” Swanstrom noted.

“HIV and inflammation have the potential to accelerate the aging process and cause neurocognitive impairment, in the extreme case resulting in HIV-associated dementia,” Swanstrom pointed out.

23 Responses to "HIV Can Spread To Your Brain In Four months"

  1. New Educated Zambia©   March 31, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    We thought it was in 90 days because after 90 days in september 2011 we saw alot of confusion and not the promises the PF made. It is happening again after january 20. Alot of demented activity coming from the PF government especially the president himself. Pathako pinu u can now comment with your imposter profile of mine you PF dunder head kiki

    • New Educated Zambia©   March 31, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      You always sleep & dream Pathko Pinu.He will back, right now in the China entourage.Am sure you are in Kasaka’s entourage in UK.Apart fropm 90 days we thought aleisa aleisa in Jan 2015 polls unfortunately the air hostess Jezebel Masebo developed AIDS in her brain after four months & this made pilot Kadansa HH miss the plot one and force landed @ Kasama Mansion..kikiki!

      • New Educated Zambia©   March 31, 2015 at 1:50 pm

        kiki and the idiot responded just like a dog responds when one says “swwaaaa”

        • New Educated Zambia©   March 31, 2015 at 3:02 pm

          iwe what does ‘swaaaa’ mean? Or it means Tonga/UPND swag???

        • pillar   March 31, 2015 at 4:10 pm

          we thought alaisa in january unfortunately alipitilila and force landed in new kasama.

          boi UPND cadres are frustrated generals,we want the opposition who can give us pressure as govt not this kind of politics HH and his cadres have embarked on.our govt is a working govt and busy implementing and developing policies that will address to the challenges facing New Educated Zambia who is behaving like a wounded bafulo

          • New Educated Zambia©   March 31, 2015 at 4:28 pm

            the frustrated ones are the pf cadres who are imitating my profiles kiki, they have failed to put up a strong debate and fight

  2. IF NOT   March 31, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    This article is so educative, can we have comments from pipo with knowledge about the same please!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • KARODS   March 31, 2015 at 5:36 pm



  3. Ghetto   March 31, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Make sure you get tested on time and start taking medication mwamona nomba what’s happening.

  4. CD4   March 31, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    When u test positive,Regardless of yo cd4 count,,,pliz bane commence treatment ASAP so that u avoid all this HIV related illness…muba mafumo and their spouses they are now calling it Option B+,,,to save the life of the unborn innocent child…

  5. Bujo Mujo   March 31, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    This Same People Called Scientisty Are The Same People Who Brought Hiv So That That They Can Make More Money.And This Same Are The People Who Have Brought Ebola In West African Countries.

  6. tutu   March 31, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    now understand y sum idiot posts comments non stop ubwaila no bwacha!! chikala z sufferin frm dementia induced aids!! chikala ifima comments fyonse ifi and u kip on replying to yrself,w@ an idiot!!!

    • New Educated Zambia©   March 31, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      am glad you are able to diagnose your fellow cadre pathako pinu who impersonates all day

  7. jobreaker   March 31, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    that information isn’t really necessary especially to us zambians since we already have the cure,sondashi formul,. south Africa tried it and so it works but wanted a bigger piece of the cake,sure Ba saube, all u did was make tablets u want 60% of it? I bring meali meal to u and u say wala lya if I nkongwala? thaks to the Pf who are starting to build a lab for herbal medicine we will all be fine,mwaumfwa guys

  8. 20.01.15   March 31, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    ARVs should just be given to those who acquire HIV AIDS by mistake.I blame the person who developed ARVs.U guys were supposed to suffer a lot for your misbehaving especially jjb.If I become president I’ll make sure that no ARVs is brought in the country so that all sick pipo die,we remain only HIV free healthy people

  9. jobreaker   March 31, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    my advice is to the government,we are greatful u thought of creating a lab,but do u think sondashi can be lagalised on the market,look at so many NGOs ,look at the condom manufacturing companies,arvs all in the western country,do u think they can let us do what we want? this is a massive project and I would suggest u sale some of sondashi shares to a big team like Russia or china,for security purposes

  10. tupac   April 1, 2015 at 6:38 am

    cursed is the person uwantombele noko na noko wakufyele.Is this article about freemasory or about HIV/AIDS which affects the world?Ulibe nzelu chi colourmapolotombawisomusatanyoko bushe finshi ashakucita efyo ufwaya akakucite we ng’ombe we?As long as am voting HH wil never win and you re jst making him unpopular.We had upnd supporter like tonga bull b4 sept 2011 ana jane mulenga b4 jan 2015 where re they?U re jst months old on this blog afta finally completing school though u ve failed.I shal trace u tombawiso.

  11. mwaba masando   April 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    some comments awemwe, the male seed was just wasted, the seed that made you could just have been masterbated or perioded than wasted on you!

  12. observer   April 1, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    another new research red wine can do wounder in curing hiv those patients who drink it moderately will prolong there life.Believe me you.

  13. observer   April 1, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    For those who need herbs eat row fresh can farm impwa even i you back yard.

  14. kalembe kafyuke   April 3, 2015 at 1:50 am

    you new educated Zambia,if there are people who are dull and jealous,you are the first and last.walichula sana mumano.come on now wake up and talk sense,how many times are you going to be told nothing but the truth that upnd went with MR. mazoka?shame on you dander head.just keep on insulting people because you are very sick.your brains are re walkingdead,echo usabailafye,sad.

    • New Educated Zambia©   April 4, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      kiki you seem upset. engage us maturely bane. Why do you aim for personal attacks? Attacks on nez will not change the facts that the pf have failed to manage our economy.

  15. John kabengele   April 4, 2015 at 4:20 am

    Now we have prominate people , we have been found with the disease, let them fight for medicine for all to get, without any penny. Sensitize the Nation, from top to bottom.