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July 1, 2009

Unexpected Finding: Penetration of ARVs Into Nervous System Doesn’t Protect the Brain

"While antiretroviral (ARV) drugs known to penetrate into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)—and thus possibly the brain—do lower HIV levels in the brain, they do not appear to protect against detrimental changes in thinking, memory and physical coordination. This is the conclusion of a study published in the July 17 issue of AIDS."

Read more in Poz, July 1, 2009.