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Can Hiv Cause Dementia

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HIV dementia & CNS infection

My niece has been estranged from my family for over 30 years and I decided to try to track her down last year. I was able to easily as she had recently gotten arrested and was in jail. We corresponded during the past 18 months and my husband and I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...She most certainly has AIDS. Her symptoms are consistent with HIV-associated dementia, which qualifies her for a diagnosis of AIDS.One question is whether or not she was regularly taking her ART meds in prison and Read more »

AIDS Dementia

Is AIDS-Related Dementia caused by the actual HIV Virus or a low CD4 cell count? How does it affect... Read more »

aids dementia

Hello,I started sustiva and truvada (soon to be atripla) about 3 1/2 months after exposure last... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Dementia Risk Causes New Concerns

...dementia's damage is to the basal ganglia, the same area affected in Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's destroys the cells; in AIDS dementia the problem is massive inflammation. Indeed, McArthur and colleagues have been testing the benefits of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Related Dementia Common in Africa, Study Finds

... A new study revealed 31 percent of HIV patients in Uganda had AIDS-related dementia. This alarmingly high rate could mean HIV/AIDS is one of the leading causes of dementia in the world, alongside Alzheimer's disease and strokes. "If the rate we... Read more »
Project Inform

AIDS Dementia Complex

...Introduction Dementia is a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to think clearly and can impact his or her daily activities. AIDS dementia complex (ADC) -- dementia caused by HIV infection -- is a complicated syndrome made up of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Test Drugs for HIV Dementia

...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 disease to degenerate to the level of end-stage Alzheimer's patients; death typically... Read more »
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I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...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 occurrence of HIV dementia is not related to either viral load or... 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 Read more »

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 Read more »

aids dementia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... I have been pos for more than 23 years and now the mds think my dementia is getting worse . I am sure the viris got into my brain when I had no T cells . Now I Read more »