Brain Development and Health
In this category, you will find studies about the growth, development and well-being of children and teenagers with HIV infection or HIV-exposure over time. We are interested in whether the virus or its treatments affect youth’s brain development, learning, emotions or behavior. We also want to understand what role a child’s environment can play in helping or slowing development after HIV- exposure or infection.
Learning and Memory in Children and Adolescents with Perinatal HIV
Memory, Attention, and Learning in Youth Born with HIV
How HIV Affects Long-Term Mental Function in Youth
In this study, we compared the learning and everyday functioning skills of infected and uninfected youth born to mothers with HIV. We also examined whether having HIV or an early AIDS diagnosis (an AIDS-illness at some point in their lives) made a difference in how well youth learned those skills.
How Blood Flow Affects Brain Function in Youth with HIV
Mental Health and Substance Use in Mothers Living with HIV
Safety of Baby Exposures to HIV Medicines and Outcomes
In this study, we wanted to see whether exposure to HIV medicines affects babies born to mothers with HIV in their first year of life. We gave the babies a test at one year old to see how well they were doing in five key developmental areas. We compared the babies whose mothers took HIV medicines while pregnant to the babies whose mothers who did not take HIV medicines while pregnant.
This publication was a collaboration between the Brain Development and Mental Health and Maternal Exposures Working Groups.