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Can Hiv Cause Seizures

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Seizures blamed on AIDS/HIV

Diagnosed in 1991, then suddenly started having gran mal seizures in 1995. Every test administered comes back NORMAL, but the condition, is blamed on disease! I am 46 years old now. PLEASE give some answer and/or road to go down for an answer, if...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Seizures in persons with AIDS are usually caused by some complication like toxoplasmosis, meningitis, enecphalitis, CNS lymphoma or PML. However, there are also cases (like yourself) of people with HIV who have new onset seizures for which no other... Read more »

Anti-Seizure Medication and HIV

Thank you for being there for me. I was diagnosed with HIV a year ago and my numbers have been decent. They are as follows:July 2008: CD4/499, Viral Load/52900Sept 2008: CD4/497, Viral Load/42000Mar 2009: CD4/449, Viral Load/67900Up till now, I...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Assuming that no other ongoing illnesses or immunizations occurred, it appears that the drug could be the source of these changes. The mechanism of action of lamotrigine is not known. Given that skin rashes and other allergic/immunologic type... Read more »

Anti-seizure medication and HIV

Thank you for being there for me. I was diagnosed with HIV a year ago and my numbers have been decent. They are as follows:July 2008: CD4/499, Viral Load/52900Sept 2008: CD4/497, Viral Load/42000Mar 2009: CD4/449, Viral Load/67900Up till now, I...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
You are right to think that a sudden and unexplained rise in your CD4 cell count is an important event that merits a search for reasonable explanations by you and your doctor. Though I admire your efforts to learn as much as possible about HIV and... Read more »

Seizures, Drug Reation

I have a dear friend, no he is more family then friend, who was diagnosed with HIV over 20 years ago, and AIDS if I remember right 13 years ago. He had a rare lung cancer about 10 years ago which he came out of, however it did leave some scar...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To my knowledge and from my experience none of the HIV drugs commonly used now has been linked to seizures other than in situations where there is a drug interaction with an HIV drug lowering the blood levels of an anti-seizure medication needed to... Read more »
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HIV side effects? (heart attacks & seizures)

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
I'm starting to post more here, and hope I'm not bothering anyone by it. I'm just looking to get further educated.

Anyways, my 33 year old boyfriend is pos and I who am 27 are neg. We've been talking about having a baby (in another post) but another... Read more »

HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

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HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your Life
By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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The way we address HIV is cause for concern

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The way we address HIV is cause for concern.

The truth is that there are millions of people living to whom HIV has not caused illness and death. This information brings joy and hope to the heart of any person who has ever dreaded the onset of AIDS.

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Hiv doesn't cause aids

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
don't be a victim of greed , hiv doesn't cause aids and if you take those toxic drugs you will eventually die Read more »