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Verbal working memory in HIV-seropositive drug users

  • ROXANNA FARINPOUR (a1) (a2) (a3), EILEEN M. MARTIN (a1) (a4), MICHAEL SEIDENBERG (a2), DAVID L. PITRAK (a1) (a5), KENNETH J. PURSELL (a1) (a5), KATHLEEN M. MULLANE (a1) (a5), RICHARD M. NOVAK (a1) (a5) and MARTIN HARROW (a4)...

Abstract

Recent evidence suggests that HIV-seropositive drug users are impaired on tasks of visuospatial working memory compared with drug users seronegative for HIV. In the current study we evaluated the performance of 30 HIV-seropositive male drug users and 30 risk-matched seronegative controls on two measures of verbal working memory, the Listening Span and the verbal Self Ordered Pointing Task. Impaired working memory performance was significantly more common among HIV-seropositive persons compared to controls, with the highest incidence of deficit among symptomatic participants. These findings indicate that working memory deficits in persons with HIV are not domain-specific and can be demonstrated reliably in drug users. (JINS, 2000, 6, 548–555.)

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Reprint requests to: Eileen M. Martin, Department of Psychiatry (M/C 913), University of Illinois, 912 S. Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612. E-mail: EMartin@psych.uic.edu

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Verbal working memory in HIV-seropositive drug users

  • ROXANNA FARINPOUR (a1) (a2) (a3), EILEEN M. MARTIN (a1) (a4), MICHAEL SEIDENBERG (a2), DAVID L. PITRAK (a1) (a5), KENNETH J. PURSELL (a1) (a5), KATHLEEN M. MULLANE (a1) (a5), RICHARD M. NOVAK (a1) (a5) and MARTIN HARROW (a4)...

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