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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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What part of the brain does hiv dementia effect?

What would be the first recommended drug? ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV can have a broad effect throughout the brain. The best treatment for prevention or to reverse HIV dementia is effective suppression of HIV levels in blood with antiretroviral medication. There is no specific drug for HIV dementia that has been... Read more »

HIV dementia

I would like to know if there is a place where I can find statistics of the use of AZT to treat Dementia related to AIDS and how well it's treatment....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
There is one placebo-controlled study of AZT for the treatment of AIDS dementia complex, published in 1993 by Sidtis and colleagues. In this study, AZT at high doses (2,000 mg/day) was associated with significant improvement in neuropsychological... Read more »

HIV DEMENTIA

MY PARTNER WAS RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH HIV DEMENTIA!WHAT CAN I DO TO UNDERSTAND WHAT HE IS GOING THRU AND HOW TO HELP HIM?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
HIV dementia is a slowly progressive condition that can cause slowing of thinking, memory loss, a sense of apathy, and neurologic symptoms like hand tremors and weakness of arm and legs.The best available treatment is an effective antiretroviral... Read more »

hiv dementia

We found out last year that my brother is hiv+. He probably has been + about 3 years. Since then he has been hospitalized 3 times with hiv dementia. He refuses to take any hiv medication whatsoever. Each time they tell us that he does not have the...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
If your brother is HIV+, then he is infected with the AIDS virus. If he has been diagnosed with HIV-associated dementia, then he has AIDS by definition. The doctors should provide your brother with important information, such as his viral load and... 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 »

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 »

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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