The UCLA Neuro-infectious Diseases Program provides assessments and second opinions for patients with chronic infectious diseases that affect the central and peripheral nervous system, as well as persons with meningitis of unknown etiology and post-viral neurologic diseases. Our special emphasis is on the neurologic complications of HIV/AIDS, HTLV-I /II, Hepatitis C virus, and JC virus (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy). We do not provide primary care for infectious diseases but will work with your primary physician or ID specialist to manage your care.
The Neuro-ID service conducts clinical studies of 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, we conduct or participate in studies on the causes and natural history of HIV-related diseases and the nervous system. These studies include: the 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 in the event of 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.