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HIV Dementia Causes

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Paranoia/anxeity/dementia attacks

My partner is currently taking depokote and ambien as well as Truvada and Kaletra for HAART. His white blood cell count is very low (below 15). He suffers from bouts of dementia with extreme paranoia and high anxiety. Doctors are currently running...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Your partner has a very severe immune impairment (very low white count). The tests that the doctors are performing (blood tests and lumbar puncture) indicate that they are concerned about infections, including infections of the central nervous... Read more »

AIDS Dementia

Is AIDS-Related Dementia caused by the actual HIV Virus or a low CD4 cell count? How does it affect... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Dementia Risk Causes New Concerns

...dementia's damage is to the basal ganglia, the same area affected in Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's destroys the cells; in AIDS dementia the problem is massive inflammation. Indeed, McArthur and colleagues have been testing the benefits of... Read more »
Project Inform

AIDS Dementia Complex

...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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

University of North Dakota Medical School Receives HIV Research Grant

... A five-year, $2.235 million grant to study HIV dementia has been awarded to a University of North Dakota professor. "Our research is looking at how proteins that are part of the HIV Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Related Dementia Common in Africa, Study Finds

...percent of HIV patients in Uganda had AIDS-related dementia. This alarmingly high rate could mean HIV/AIDS is one of the leading causes of dementia in the world, alongside Alzheimer's disease and strokes. "If the rate we saw in our study... Read more »
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Memory loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
why do you get memory loss with hiv ? Read more »

Excellent article on HIV & aging, "New York" mag.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
"Another Kind of AIDS Crisis" A striking number of HIV patients are living longer but getting older fastershowing early signs of dementia and bone weakness usually seen in the elderly. Read more »

Over the Rainbow

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
I have just returned from a magical night at the Los Angeles Opera production of Rossini?s The Barber of Seville that combined two of my favorite things, Bel Canto Opera and the Wizard of Oz. What is not to like about an octet of eight talented... Read more »


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 Read more »