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HIV meds and changes in reading ability

Jul 1, 2012

Does HIV drugs affect my ability to read? I find it very difficult to read lately.

Response from Dr. Fawcett

Thanks for writing. I don't know of any studies relating changes in reading ability to HIV drugs or HIV itself, but it is well-documented that there can be changes in cognitive functioning as a result of both. Speak with your physician about these changes. You may be referred for neuropsychological testing which could document any cognitive changes that might be occurring.

Take care,


Suicidal - having a bad time
Restless, noise sensitive and can't even watch TV.

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