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I'm loosing my mind
Jan 11, 2009

I recently tested positive for HIV. There is only one place that i could have gotten it, but that was 3 years ago. My labs were 399,000 viral load and 350 CD4 count. My doctor explained this was the reason i have been so tired. However, after 4 months of Atripla, my numbers are better, but I'm having a huge problem remembering simple items (fork, brush, names, etc...), staying focused on tasks, cannot perform math skills as quickly, and i feel somewhat in a daze.

I certainly don't feel myself... Am i loosing my mind? what is happening?

Response from Dr. Horwath

HIV infection can cause certain kinds of problems with memory, concentration and calculation. You should get a psychological test to evaluate your memory, concentration, and other cognitive functions. Only with a test can this be properly evaluated. People sometimes have the impression that their memory and other abilities are worse than they really are due to anxiety.



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