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HIV Dementia Symptoms

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what is hiv dementia? what are its symptoms.

i sometimes feel that my lack of ability to understand simple things is cause to concern myself about having dementia. Simple things like traveling or buying things seem to confuse me. What are classic symptoms of hiv dementia? thanks...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
HIV-associated dementia has 3 types of symptoms: cognitive, motor and emotional. The cognitive symptoms include slowed down thinking, memory impairment, impairment in carrying out tasks (especially complex tasks that require planning or multiple... Read more »

what is hiv dementia & what is hiv drug-related dementia & their symptoms

i am concerned that i have hiv-dementia. I have never yet read anything about its symptoms? How can... Read more »

hiv related dementia symptoms

respected sir, could you possibly tell the symptoms of hiv related early dementia. i... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Test Drugs for HIV Dementia

The National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Mental Health is funding a $60 million effort to find treatments to counteract HIV's effects on the human brain. In the early years of the epidemic, AIDS dementia caused some with the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIH Allocates Funds to Study Drugs That Might Prevent Cognitive Dysfunctions Among HIV-Positive People

NIH is funding a recent effort aimed at studying drugs that might prevent dementia and other cognitive dysfunctions among HIV-positive people, a condition also known as "neuroAIDS," the AP/ ABC News reports. At least one in five HIV-positive... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

What Are Nervous System Problems? What Are the Signs of CNS Problems? What Makes Nervous System Problems Worse? How Are CNS Problems Treated? The Bottom Line What Are Nervous System Problems? The nervous system has two parts. The brain and... Read more »
Project Inform

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? ... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 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 »