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Solving Mysteries of HIV & the Brain advance to content button

The interdisciplinary research team at the Johns Hopkins NIMH Center for Novel Therapeutics for HIV-associated Cognitive Disorders is dedicated to studying such conditions as HIV-associated dementia, asymptomatic neurocognitive impairments and mild neurocognitive disorders. We aim to translate discoveries of the pathophysiological mechanisms of these conditions into novel therapeutics, as well as provide resources to other HIV researchers across Johns Hopkins Medicine institutions.


Hear From Our Researchers


#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Living a Fuller Life with HIV – Dr. Justin McArthur

40% of those living with HIV experience memory, attention and decision-making impairments. Dr. McArthur has studied the disease for over 35 years and continues to explore therapies to prevent or reverse these cognitive impairments.

#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Regulating the Brain’s Inflammatory Response – Dr. Norman Haughey

In response to certain infections, the immune system triggers inflammation. Over long periods of time, this inflammation can harm the nervous system. Dr. Haughey's lab is working to uncover the mechanisms behind this response.


Contact Us

Please contact our program administrator Heather Thomas with any questions about the center: 443-287-0571.


Funding Disclosure

Then JHU NIMH Center for Novel Therapeutics for HIV-associated Cognitive Disorders is funded by a P30 Grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (P30MH075673). The content and research presented on this website is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the views of the National Institutes of Health.

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