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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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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 »

HIV associated Dementia: Modified HIV dementia scale

Dear Dr HorwathI am a medical researcher at CSIR looking and cognition and depression in HIV positive workers. Is the modified HIV dementia scale a good screening tool for a non-neurologists (The Hopkins HIV report Vol 8 No. 4, November 1996). And...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Yes, the modified HIV dementia scale has been tested and compared to the original version. The modified version deletes the item on attention, which consists of testing antisaccadic eye movements, an item that most non-neurologists or otherwise... Read more »

HIV Dementia & The Workplace

I have been infected 26 yrs and asymptomatic until I has recently diagnosed with HIV Dementia. I have completed both ADA form and submitted them to my employer. What rights do I have if any? ...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
First, I need to clarify that you are hoping to continue working. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to help people with disabilities continue working. It usually takes the form of requesting "reasonable accommodation"... Read more »

HIV Dementia

I have been HIV+ for 19 years and have been undetected for the last 8 years. I recently was diagnosed with HIV dementia. My viral load is <60 and my t cell count 660. I am on Viread and Epzicom for the last 8 years. Do I need to have my meds...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Unfortunately, some people develop symptoms of HIV dementia even with undetectable viral load and adequate T-cells. There is not much evidence that some antiretrovirals are better than others for HIV dementia. However, there is a debate in the field... Read more »
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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 »

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 &lt;60. I feel like I am going crazy just thinking about having to take more meds and the cost of 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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HIV Associated Dementia Symptoms

Posted by ScotCharles
You can be somewhat functional and still have HAD.

Manifestations of Dementia

Early manifestations of dementia may include the following:

Decreased attention or concentration

Reduced speed of information processing

Psychomotor slowing

Impaired... Read more »