Infectious Diseases

The Neuro-ID Program provides assessment for patients with chronic infectious diseases that affect the nervous system, with a special emphasis on HIV/AIDS, HTLV-I /II, Hepatitis C virus, and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.

The Neuro-ID service also conducts clinical trials of treatments for HIV-related cognitive impairment, painful HIV peripheral neuropathy, and opportunistic infections of the brain. Some of these studies are performed in collaboration with the UCLA AIDS Clinical Trials Group, the National Neurologic AIDS Consortium, or pharmaceutical companies.

In addition, The Neuro-ID division conducts studies on the causes and natural history of HIV related diseases and the nervous system. These studies include:
National Neurological AIDS Bank (NNAB), a longitudinal study of persons with advanced AIDS and other serious diseases. Volunteers are asked to have neurological examinations during their life and to donate their brains and other organs to research upon their death. The NNAB collaborates with scientists all over the world who are studying neurological diseases, and supplies them with valuable samples.

Individuals who are interested in participating in our research studies should call: (310) 206-1151 and ask for the Study Coordinator.

Appointments for neurological consultation can be scheduled through the Neurology Clinic at (310) 794-1195.

Please visit our NNAB program website for more information