HIV dementia

HIV-associated dementia


We are currently recruiting healthy men aged 45 years and over for a study investigating the link between HIV infection and dementia.

In conjunction with St Vincent’s Hospital, the University of New South Wales and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), the study aims to estimate the prevalence of memory and concentration difficulties in older individuals with long-term HIV infection, as well as the means (if any) by which long-term HIV infection contributes to the incidence of an illness like dementia.

An important part of this study is recruiting healthy control participants as a comparison group. To participate, you must be:

  • male
  • 45 years old or older
  • in good health, with no psychiatric or neurological disoders

We will ask you to make two visits to St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney over an 18 month period. Each visit will last two hours, during which we will ask you to participate in a neuropsychological test of attention, memory, visuo-spatial and language function. We will also ask to take an MRI scan of your head (this involves lying quietly in the MRI scanner for 45 minutes).

If you so chose, we can make the study results available to your doctor of choice. We will reimburse your travel/parking expenses.

To participate, or for more information contact Dr Lucette Cysique on 0431 576 710 or via email:

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