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AIDS Dementia Complex Causes

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AIDS Dementia Complex

... What If Someone I Care For Has Symptoms or Was Diagnosed With ADC? Conclusion Introduction Dementia is a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to think clearly and can impact his or her daily activities. AIDS dementia complex (ADC) -- dementia caused by HIV infection -- is a complicated syndrome made up of different nervous system and mental symptoms. These symptoms are somewhat common in people with HIV disease. The...
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lost cause

Dr. Howarth:Thank you for participating in this forum and for the advice you give.I have been hiv+ since 1998, In October 2005 it turned to Aids and what my doctor said was Aids Dementia Complex(of which both I almost died from), my latest MRI has...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I believe that you always have cause for hope. No situation is so bleak that there is no cause for hope. As long as you are living and have the ability to take a breath, you may the opportunity to improve. I encourage you to try to remain positive,... Read more »

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I went thru ard/adc in 2001 and the diagnosis that I got from my dr said that I had aids dementia complex does this mean that I have progressed to aids or am I still just poz ? beacuse I have been told that once one has aids there can be no...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The diagnosis of AIDS dementia complex or HIV associated dementia is one of the AIDS defining conditions. In other words, this diagnosis is part of the definition of Read more »

HIV dementia

I would like to know if there is a place where I can find statistics of the use of AZT to treat Dementia related to AIDS and how well it's treatment.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...There is one placebo-controlled study of AZT for the treatment of AIDS dementia complex, published in 1993 by Sidtis and colleagues. In this study, AZT at high doses (2,000 mg/day) was associated with significant Read more »

Info on "Aids Dementia"

My husband and I are currently separated due to his unstable behaviour with myself and our two children. He was diagnosed as HIV positive 3 years ago and is still in denial. I would like to obtain more information on "Aids dementia" so that I may...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...to read more about this, I recommend the UCSF website: http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu. First click on knowledge base, then on AIDS dementia complex. Dr. Richard Price has written a very comprehensive review of the topic at this site. website Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Marked Improvement in Survival Following AIDS Dementia Complex in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

...The current study examined the effect of the introduction of HAART on survival following AIDS dementia complex (ADC). The researchers examined Australian AIDS notification data pre-HAART (1993-1995) and HAART (1996-2000). They used Kaplan-Meier Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

NINDS Neurological Complications of AIDS Information Page

...illnesses that would not otherwise affect people with healthy immune systems. Among the most common neurological complications are: AIDS dementia complex, causing symptoms such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), behavioral changes, and... Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Women and HIV/AIDS: Emotional Health

...on how HIV/AIDS can affect the nervous system, treatment options, prognosis, research, as well as additional resources. AIDS Dementia Complex (Copyright © Project Inform) -- This publication explains what AIDS dementia complex (ADC) is,... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Neurological Complications of AIDS Fact Sheet

...treat symptoms. Other neuro-AIDS disorders of unknown origin may be influenced by but are not caused directly by the virus. AIDS dementia complex (ADC) , or HIV-associated encephalopathy, occurs primarily in persons with more advanced HIV... Read more »
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