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Many Factors -- From Marijuana to Heart Disease -- Tied to Mental Slowing With HIV

    Factors Linked to Worse Cognitive Function With HIV
    Factors Linked to Worse Cognitive Function With HIV Figure 1. A careful comparison of 103 middle-aged and older men with HIV and 74 similar men without HIV pinpointed seven factors related to worse cognitive function (mental ability) in the HIV group. Many of these individual factors may also be related to each other, as suggested by the lines (1) between depression symptoms and regular marijuana and (2) between the four conditions making up the bottom of the circle, which are traditional risk factors for cognitive decline. Because HIV or antiretroviral therapy may have a negative impact on these four traditional risk factors, these factors may influence the impact of HIV or antiretrovirals on cognition. (Cardio = cardiovascular).Teresa B. Southwell
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