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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...culture is done when your health care provider uses a swab to get and study material from a suspected herpes sore. You may still have genital herpes, however, even if your culture is negative (which means it does not show HSV). A blood test called type-specific test can tell whether you are infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2. The type-specific test results plus the location of the sores will help your health care provider to find out whether you...
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Brain Lesions

Dear Doc, Wondering if you could provide me with some information. First let me preface saying that if i've misposted this question to wrong category please feel free to foward it appropriately. That said a slight amount of background I have always...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...can cause some central nervous system side effects (such as efavirenz). Other HIV medications may not penetrate well into the brain so that there is a concern about a disconnect between doing well in the blood regions (good blood results) and... Read more »

Brain Lesions

Two years ago I was diagnosed with HIV and brain lesions. Eventually the brain lesion cause my whole right side, as well as my tongue, became paralyzed. The doctors couldn't figure out what was causing my brain lesion (they ruled out PML, toxo),...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Yes, there are. It is often difficult to make a specific diagnosis of brain lesions in HIV+s, even with a biopsy. Many other individuals have a history like yours, where they slowly get better with HIV Read more »

Brain Lesion- medicine related?

Hi, I live in Boston and had an MRI at my hospital that showed a lesion in the corpus coll. The neuro team told me that it was not linked to my symptoms (unbalanceness, headaches, tremors, shakes, etc). One neurologist told me that it would just go...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...I doubt your medicines caused your lesions in your brain. I equally doubt that ALL hospital personnel just brush you off though I imagine you may feel that way. I would need to know Read more »

Depression + Brain Lesions + ?

Dear Doctor:My partner has had limb tremors for five years (and has been HIV+ for 20 years.)One year ago, thy detected lesions on his brain. He now loses balance, strength in his legs, is horribly confuded and anxious. He is extremely depressed...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...then it is consistent with the diagnosis of HIV-associated dementia. The effects of HIV on the brain generally don't show up in blood tests, X-rays or spinal taps. MRI will sometimes show changes in the "white matter" of the brain. Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

... Syphilis is diagnosed using the rapid plasma reagin (RPR) or Venereal Disease Research Laboratories (VDRL) blood tests, and confirmed with fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABS) or Treponema ... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...first diagnosed or when they first seek prenatal care HIV-positive women have another Pap six months later If both tests are negative, yearly screening is recommended Women who have symptomatic HIV infection or who have had dysplasia in the... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...solving). These tests can detect subtle changes in your memory and provide important information. You may also need to have a blood test called a lumbar puncture (also known as a spinal tap) to obtain a sample of spinal fluid. A needle is... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
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AIDS related motor deficits.

Posted by bnthecliff
...strange (fine motor skill deficits, balance, speech, etc.) After three MRIs, three or four lumbar punctures and a plethora of blood tests, I was diagnosed with PML, and about two months later, I was bed-ridden and was moved back in with my... Read more »

brain lesion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...scan and mir i lost ability of speech, walking, writing and bacically have blurred vision in 98 i had a spinal tap which was negative for jc virus i then had a brain biopsy whitch was neg so i dont have pml but i still have the lesion and... Read more »

lesiones cutaneas

Posted by tronco2
...alguien me puede decir de que manera se presentan las lesiones cutaneas? gracias. Read more »

KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...of it and recently it is back again. I put some wart remover on it and it appears to be much lighter pinkish now. I tested negative in 2000 and now again this year. I have heard that they do no disappear without treatment. Any ideas?? Read more »