Chronic HIV and Aging In NeuroAIDS

Chronic HIV Infection and Aging in NeuroAIDS (CHAIN) Center Annual Colloquium

A major advancement in AIDS care is now the chronic nature of HIV; but as with any chronic condition, it brings with it the recognition of other sequelae, including the HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND).

As a natural consequence of the chronicity of infection and reduced new infection, the face of HIV infection is changing to an older population - soon over half of infected individuals will be 50 years of age or greater.

The Chronic HIV Infection and Aging in NeuroAIDS (CHAIN) Center has taken the lessons learned about HIV and the brain and are applying them to the changing epidemic - the graying of HIV, the nature of the effects on the brain of the chronic infection, means to treat HIV in the brain, and potential interaction with conditions linked to aging and other neurodegenerative disorders.

One of the missions of the CHAIN Center is to promote and make available to researchers, students and clinicians current state-of-the-art research. This is done annually through an all day colloquium held in-house and via a webinar. Starting in 2013, the sessions were recorded and are available for viewing (all previous years' programs are available).

Previous topics include:

2015 HIV, Neurodegenerative Disorders and Aging: Mitochondria - from basic mechanisms to disease

2014 NeuroAIDS, other neurodegenerative disorders and mental health - the use of brain banks

2013 Cellular Interaction and Signaling in NeuroAIDS

2012 Biomarkers for NeuroAIDS

2011 Models for NeuroAIDS