Introduction The AIDS epidemic has been with us for over three decades, during which the advancement in therapy has changed the course of the disease from an acute to a manageable chronic illness. This is witnessed in Hong Kong as much as it is in other developed countries. There is no cure for HIV yet. […]
Iris Wing-Sze CHAN
PhD, Registered Clinical Psychologist
Dr CHAN is a clinical psychologist at the AIDS Clinical Service of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong. She has been working in the areas of clinical health psychology of HIV/AIDS and clinical neuropsychology in the past 18 years. She has particular clinical and research interest in the neurocognitive functioning of HIV-infected individuals.
Background HIV is a neurotropic virus which invades the central nervous system (CNS) from the time of primary infection. HIV-associated dementia (HAD) is an AIDS defining illness (ADI), and milder or asymptomatic forms of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) are increasingly recognised. On the other hand, neurological symptoms and cognitive impairment in HIV-infected individuals may also […]