May 25, 2008
My Son has dementia, He's 38 what is the best meds. for that? He is HIV.
| Response from Dr. Horwath
If his dementia is caused by HIV (which it probably is), then the best therapy is highly-active antiretroviral treatment (HAART). I have seen many patients with HIV-associated dementia respond to HAART with substantial improvements in their memory and other aspects of their thinking.
However, he should be examined by a doctor to make sure that there is not another cause for his cognitive impairment, like a bacterial or fungal infection of his brain or some other medical condition.
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