HIV increases the risk for specific neuropsychological impairments, including dementia and delirium. UNM Truman Health Services performs neuropsychological assessments as soon as any symptoms present themselves so you can understand and identify impairments quickly and effectively.
HIV-Related Neuropsychological Symptoms
Neurocognitive impairments are distinct from the psychological aspects of HIV. While psychological conditions like depression and anxiety can be managed by medication and therapy, neurocognitive impairments may reflect an actual change in the brain.
Symptoms of HIV-related neuropsychological conditions may present themselves gradually, so it is important to err on the side of caution. If you are living with HIV and any of the following symptoms disrupt your day-to-day life, call your doctor.
- Memory deficits
- Not being able to find words
- Reduced efficiency at work
At UNM Truman Health Services, your medical care is closely monitored so we can help you identify neuropsychological symptoms right away. As the premier patient-centered home for HIV in New Mexico, we offer the specialized attention you need to identify neuropsychological impairments right away.
In order to determine if you are suffering from a neurocognitive impairment, you will be evaluated by a neuropsychologist who is skilled at working on HIV-related issues. Depending on the presentation of symptoms, they may ask you to perform a variety of tests that help your doctor determine how to improve your symptoms. People should be tested based on lab values to determine whether patients are symptomatic and asymptomatic for cognitive issues.
Contact an HIV Neuropsychology Specialist
UNM Truman Health Services provides comprehensive medical, behavioral health, and complementary care for individuals living with HIV throughout New Mexico. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.