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AIDS Dementia Complex

Introduction Possible Symptoms of Early Stage ADC Possible Symptoms of Middle Stage ADC Possible Symptoms of Late Stage ADC What Is ADC? The Symptoms of ADC How Does HIV Cause ADC? Incidence Diagnosing ADC What If I Think I Have ADC? Treating ADC Treating the Symptoms of ADC 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...
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Medication and AIDS Dementia Complex

Today I was just diagnosed with Dementia that they are associating to AIDS. I am only 26 and I know that ADC is quite rare and not understood, but what are the options to help further progression as my CD4 is around 900 and my VL is undetectable....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
You should talk to your doctor and have a complete neurologic exam to be sure that you have the correct diagnosis. Mostly what we see now with HIV is something called "minor cognitive deficit" which is differnt than dementia. There are... Read more »

Medication and AIDS Dementia Complex

This in follow up to the answer you provided. I have been through a neurological exam and that is what prompted the neuro pysch exam. The results of the neuro pysch exam were more that there was a decrease in the speed of processing and also a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for the added info. Although these are symptoms that are associated with HIV in the brain, they are not specific. In other words there are other things that could cause it. Many docs would want to do additional testing such as a syphilis... Read more »

Info on AIDS Dementia and End Stage AIDS

My husband was diagnosed with AIDS dementia on 8/7. He is considered to be in end stage AIDS. Doctors will not come back to discuss what this means. What is end stage and what can I expect? Please help. ...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
AIDS dementia is usually a diagnosis of exclusion. There are many HIV-associated conditions that can lead to dementia and it is important to do a number of tests (such as a lumbar puncture and a CT scan or MRI) to find out if one such condition is... Read more »

Disability, with Chronic Fatigue and Dementia plus Aids re-diagnosis

My question is this. In 95 I was granted disability due to having Hiv and my tcell count was like 560 or so and then viral load was not even thought of then. From then on and till now it goes up and down along with the present viral load of 14,000 I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll try to answer your questions but if my responses are not clear to you please write back and we'll keep trying! First of all you do have AIDS due to your T cell count falling below 200. Once that diagnosis is made it stays even if... Read more »
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Posted by mrc911, 2 Replies
I was recently diagnosed with HIV dementia. I am extremely depressed and have been out of work since June. My tcell count is 660 and viral load <60. I feel like I am going crazy just thinking about having to take more meds and the cost of the... Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
Sorry friends for my earlier angy post, but a diagnosis that you are losing control of your emotions and your higher brain functions due to HIV is most distressing.

My HIV specialist and my AIDS neurologist at UCLA have both told me that the... Read more »

dementia - what are your experiences

Posted by cunta_stalwart, 2 Replies
lets talk about this late stage debilitating aspect of HIV

Can it be treated,
willl everybody get it
do the modern drugs help
early indicators.

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aids dementia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been pos for more than 23 years and now the mds think my dementia is getting worse . I am sure the viris got into my brain when I had no T cells . Now I work full time but ... Read more »