Dear colleagues and friends!
We welcome you to the official website of the International scientific-practical conference "Neuroscience and HIV infection» - V Vinogradov Readings, to be held in October 21-22, 2013 in St. Petersburg. (Park Inn Pulkovskaya – Pobedy sq., 1, metro st. Moskovskaya).
Traditionally, every year the organizing committee, the editorial board of scientific and practical magazine "HIV infection and immunosuppressive disorders" find the priority for research and publishing activities, which does not exclude other subjects, but draws attention to the importance of the problem.
The relevance of the subject is based on the fact that more than half of HIV-infected patients are susceptible to mental, neurological and cognitive impairments, which do not always depend on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). The risk of development of these disorders is based on both the direct impact of the virus, and the concomitant variations: inflammation, intoxication, secondary and opportunistic diseases, and other causes. In Russia, in the vast majority of cases the diagnosis of HIV infection is carried out at the later stages where there is the expressed immunodeficiency, when there is a maximum probability of developing serious complications from the central nervous system because of insufficient control of the own health. In the last years the integrated research on the characteristics of functional and organic changes in the central nervous system which develop in HIV infection are carried out in St. Petersburg.
The discussion of this area of HIV medicine at the international level will enable professionals to share their experience, the latest advances in science and medical practice, and to attract leading specialists and experts in the diagnosis, clinical findings and treatment of mental, neurological and cognitive impairments of people living with HIV, to concentrate attention to preventive measures at different stages of the flow of infection, to determine the role of HAART.
The organizers of the conference are: North-West Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, St. Petersburg Government, Center for Prevention and Control of AIDS and Infectious Diseases, Baltic Medical Education Center.
Member of the Presidium of the RAMS N.A.Belyakov