AIDS dementia complex: A brain disorder that occurs in people with AIDS that causes the loss of cognitive capacity, affecting the ability to function in a social or occupational setting. The exact mechanism by which HIV triggers the AIDS dementia complex has not been determined, but it may result from HIV infection of cells in the brain or from an inflammatory reaction to such an infection.
The AIDS dementia complex is an AIDS-defining illness: one of the serious illnesses that occurs in HIV-positive individuals and a reason for an AIDS diagnosis according to the definition of AIDS by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention).
n. The neurological disease complex that is sometimes experienced by AIDS patients, caused by neuron injury and death and characterized by cognitive impairment.
Introduction: The AIDS Dementia Complex (ADC) is one of the most common and clinically important CNS complications of late HIV-1 infection. It is a source of great ...
AIDS Dementia Complex -- also called ADC -- is a type of dementia that occurs in advanced stages of AIDS.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Dementia ... AIDS dementia complex. From Christine Kennard, former About.com Guide. Updated: June 12, 2006
AIDS dementia complex (ADC), sometimes called HIV-associated dementia (HAD), is different than other types of AIDS-related illnesses. Most AIDS-related illnesses are ...