HIV Affects the Brain Even After Treatment, It Also Affects Behavior

The HIV virus affects the young brain despite early treatment. A new study has revealed this, which states that a large number of children in Saharan African countries suffer from HIV. During his initial treatment, it was found that this virus can still affect his brain. HIV can affect brain development, such as the way children learn and understand. That is why Michael Boivin, professor and head of Psychiatry Research at the University of Michigan’s Osteopathic Medicine, conducted this study for two years. During this time Boivin and his colleagues examined children aged between 5 and 11 years. The study was conducted at six locations in sub-Saharan African countries, with HIV from mother-to-child conception and ART-treated, HIV-negative, and without HIV. Researchers found that HIV-affected children have an impact on their brain and behavior despite early treatment.