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dementia
Aug 25, 2004

What are the symptoms of dementia? I have found out that am forgetting things more often nowadays,it takes me 10-20 to try and remember. am very irritable,frustrated, my emotions are terrible,i cry more often, what am i suffering from.i 40yrs female

Response from Dr. Horwath

The typical symptoms of HIV-associated dementia include short-term memory loss, slowing of thinking, social withdrawal. Some people also develop difficulties with irritability and emotional lability.

Progressive symptoms of HIV-associated dementia usually occur in those who have failing immunity, low CD4 count and high viral load. Your best bet is to get on an effective HAART regimen.



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