BrainWaves #6 HIV on your mind?
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MedLink Neurology Podcast
BrainWaves #6 HIV on your mind?
Oct 04, 2023 Season 1 Episode 6
MedLink Neurology

MedLink Neurology Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: July 18, 2017

In this episode of BrainWaves, Dr. Joseph Berger discusses the complications of HIV literally from head to toe. From neuropathy to myelopathy to neurocognitive disorders as well as the myriad of opportunistic infections. Definitely worth your time.

BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision-making in routine clinical practice. The content in this episode was vetted and approved by Joseph Berger for broadcast.


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