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HIV And Change In Cognitive Function

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Holistic Medicine

I am up in the air about it, I was just recently diagnosed and I am afraid of the side effects that the meds might cause. I would like to go there any suggestions?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...effect that leaving HIV untreated. When people start a lower CD4 cell counts, they see more problems body changes, decline in cognitive function, increases in cancer rates, etc.We have more side effect friendly drugs in 2010. Talk to your doctor... Read more »

Am I losing my memory due to HIV?

I am 47 years old and have forgotten my social security number twice. I forget a lot of things. My... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Meth Use, HIV Infection Linked to Changes in Brain Structure That Can Impair Cognitive Functions, Study Says

... Methamphetamine use and HIV infection might significantly alter the size of a person's brain structure, leading to cognitive function impairments such as difficulties learning or processing information, according to a study published in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rhode Island: HIV, Alcohol Topic for Brown Study

...Research Center on HIV. Center researchers will conduct a three-year study examining changes in brain structure, metabolism, and cognitive functioning of HIV-positive persons who are light or heavy drinkers. Another project will target... Read more »
Project Inform

Gingko Biloba Does Not Improve Cognitive Health

...assessed on issues of memory, attention span, concentration, language and ability to reason through tests that measure the rate of change in these mental qualities over time. The data showed no changes in cognitive function between the two... Read more »
The Body

Steps Forward: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

...many of these health issues; it is time now to start testing different therapeutic interventions to improve frailty, bone mass, cognitive function, immune activation and senescence, as well as other evolving issues. The challenge now is how to... Read more »
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aids related dimentia..

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...early brain disease in animal and human populations. "The earliest sign of a brain disorder like HIV-related dementia is a change in metabolism of the brain's nerve cells," Dr. Boska said. "By using high-resolution magnetic resonance... Read more »

Loss of cognitive function

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...normal iron binding ability of my blood cells which soak up the non-liver iron to be non-symptomatic of hemachromatosis. My HIV specialist believes that I am experiencing a side effect of the Norvir and Reyetaz combination I take. For now,... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

HIV+ and working in academia

Posted by kuanRC, 6 Replies
...I'm looking to connect with anyone who has experience as an HIV+ person working on faculty, as a researcher or graduate student in academia. I'm a PhD student in an extremely competitive program Read more »