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Alzheimer's And Hiv

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Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...novel condition with similar clinical symptoms and pathological findings -- earlier than expected, and the processes underlying Alzheimer's and HIV-associated dementia may interact in ways that are not yet understood, possibly resulting in more... Read more »

Stepped on a Needle on A Beach and Get Infected

Dear Dr. Bob,I am 64, married, and have been positive for over 14 years. I was infected in a most... Read more »

CNS penetration of Atripla/Ziagen/Isentress

AIDS patients need CNS penetrating anti-vral drugs, right Dr.? In order to bettter fight dementia,... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People May Be at Risk of Developing Chronic Dementia Similar to Alzheimer's, Study Says

...HIV-positive people may be at risk for developing chronic dementia similar to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study presented on Tuesday at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease by researchers from the Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts Life Expectancy Continues Climb

...2008, including: 36 to cancer, 35 to heart disease, 15 to respiratory diseases, eight to injuries, seven to stroke, five to Alzheimer's disease, three to diabetes, one to HIV/AIDS, one infant death, and 36 from other causes. Back to other news... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV and the Brain

...novel condition with similar clinical symptoms and pathological findings -- earlier than expected, and the processes underlying Alzheimer's and HIV-associated dementia may interact in ways that are not yet understood, possibly resulting in more... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...558 ), osteoporosis (see Fact Sheet 557 ), high blood pressure, kidney problems (see Fact Sheet 651 ), arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and various forms of cancer. Older people often take many different medications to deal with their... Read more »
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aids related dimentia..

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...neuroprotection from valproic acid we found in patients with HIV-related dementia may have applications to Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, where inflammation plays a key role in neurodegeneration." ... Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...much of the molecular action that underlies HIV's attack on the brain also occurs in other diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and that the results spell progress for those conditions as well. The team from the University of... Read more »

BBC Report on Brain Scan of HIV Effects

Posted by ScotCharles
...displayed on a battery of brain function tests. The brain tissue loss was the opposite of that seen in common dementias such as Alzheimer's disease and appeared to be related to the individual's CD4 count - a marker of how far HIV/Aids has... Read more »

Just got recent lab results

Posted by thevillebear, 5 Replies
...substantially my CD4 count has actually gone up. Also my kidney function test was off, just what I need kidney problems on top of HIV! Anyway I go to get another viral load test and kidney function test tomorrow, and if my viral load is not down... Read more »