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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 »

AIDS DEMENTIA...SOCIALSECURITY DISABILITY SCREENING MEMORY TESTING...MANDATORY

DR's. I have been diagnosed with HIV Dementia and am also applying for my social security disability & SSI. The SS doctors want me to take a memory test! What is this and what does the patient do during the test?I am anxious to take the...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know which memory test the social security doctors are proposing, but most of them are very straightforward.One commonly used test, the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)is a commonly used test, but is not very sensitive to the type of... 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 »

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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 »