Prognostic Markers of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Associated Neurologic Symptoms in Patients with AIDS

  • Suraiya Rasheed


Epidemiologic, virologic, and immunologic evidence strongly suggest that the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is caused by a retrovirus called the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (Barre-Sinoussi et al., 1983; Popovic et al., 1984; Levy et al., 1984; Rasheed et al., 1986a). The virus primarily infects human cells bearing CD4 receptors, including T4 lymphocytes, monocytes, macrophages, endothelial cells, Langerhans cells, epithelial cells, neuronal cells, and some B lymphocytes (Dalgleish et al.,1984; Maddon et al., 1986; Cheng-Mayer et al., 1987; Wiley et al., 1986; Rasheed et al., 1989).


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Central Nervous System Disease Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Patient Central Nervous System Symptom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suraiya Rasheed
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Viral Oncology and AIDS ResearchUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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