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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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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...
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...such conditions (including, say, toxoplasmosis) can be treated quite effectively. If nothing is found, then... Read more »

AIDS DEMENTIA...DRUGS AVAILABLE

I HAVE AIDS DEMENTIA AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT MEDICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO TREAT THIS IF ANY... I AM PRESENTLY ON LAMICTAL AS I AM BI POLAR BUT...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The good news is that an effective antiretroviral medication regimen can reverse many of the symptoms of HIV-associated dementia. Cognitive improvement is associated with HAART regimens that successfully reduce the viral load, especially with... Read more »

AIDS dementia?

am not at work and never feel like going out or meeting people because I feel physically and mentally too tired. If this is AIDS dementia, are HIV medications the only solution or could an anti-depressant alone improve the situation?Thanks ...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Actually, this sounds more like depression than anything else. In particular, the depressed mood, increased sleep, and loss of interest in going out and socializing are very characteristic of depression. You should be evaluated by a good... 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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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 »

My Only Son Has AIDS Dementia/My Heart hurts

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My son is 40 5'9 and good looking very intelligent,now to see him, his personal hygene is not on his mind ,it breaks my heart to know he was raped !,before finding out he had aids went to jail on a misdemeanor charge and was raped by the black men... Read more »

HIV DEMENTIA

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 »

someone please explain the "terms" of dementia

Posted by Anonymous
would someone please explain, from personal experience, what words like apathy mean in terms of late stage aids and dementia. all the fancy words aren't adding up in my brain. I wish I could find and read a book describing the day in the life of... Read more »