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Mar 14, 2000

Does hiv have a symptom of memory loss or confusion?

after being positive for 4yrs a friend has extreme confusion and concentration loss and has been placed in a mental health facility.

Thanks for your reply

Response from Mr. Shernoff

HIV can most definitely affect a person's brain and moods. Hopefully your friend is being treated by professionals who are very knowledgeable about the specifics of HIV and the role that both psychotropic medication as well as antiretroviral medication can play in helping a person who has neuropsychiatric HIV symptoms get better.

Michael Shernoff, MSW

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