Virtual Conference
Neuroscience conference 2023

Dmitry Polyanskiy

V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center for Psychiatry and Narcology, Russian Federation

Title: Features of schizophrenia with HIV co-morbidity, with or without antiretroviral therapy


The goal of the State Strategy on Combating the Spread of HIV in the Russian Federation until 2030 is defined as "preventing the spread of HIV in Russia by achieving a steady decrease in the number of new HIV infections among the population and reducing mortality from diseases associated with HIV infection and AIDS". In schizophrenia, HIV infection is no exception due to the behavioural features of the patients. At the same time, endogenous and exogenous illnesses affect the clinical picture of each other in different ways. Patients with schizophrenia and co-infection with HIV are characterized by severe behavioral disorders, anosognosia regarding infection, denial of the obvious fact even with obvious somatic or neurological complications. Concomitant HIV infection makes a tangible contribution to the clinical and psychopathological structure of schizophrenia, at the expense of exogenous organic symptomatology, to a decrease in the frequency and intensity of affective, neurosis-like disorders, an increase in the frequency of hallucinatory and delusional symptoms, and an increase in the manifestation of personality psychopathological defects. Psychopathological symptomatology varies with the use of antiretroviral therapy in HIVinfected patients with schizophrenia, compared with its absence for different reasons.


Dmitry Polyanskiy received the scientific degree PHD at the age of 32, Doctor of Medical Sciences at the age of 48 in V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center for Psychiatry and Narcology, Russian Ministry of Health. Currently he is Leading Researcher at the Department of Mental Disorders Complicated by Addictions, Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry - Branch of V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center for Psychiatry and Narcology, Russian Ministry of Health and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine and Psychotherapy, A.I. Evdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, Russian Ministry of Health Scientific interest: prognosis of the course of schizophrenia in combination with HIV on the background of antiretroviral therapy and without it.