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Can The Nervous System Hide Hiv Cells

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AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

... What Are Nervous System Problems? What Are the Signs of CNS Problems? What Makes Nervous System Problems Worse? How Are CNS Problems Treated? The Bottom Line What Are Nervous System Problems? The nervous system has two parts. The brain
Ask the Experts

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
...Hello,Neurocognitive impairment resulting from HIV infection of the central nervous system is now a well-defined clinical syndrome. I'll reprint below a summary article on HIV and the brain that goes into a bit more Read more »

HIV attacking central nervous system

i was diagnosed with encypholitis back in october at which time i was removed from all meds. I had bloodwork done and my t cells dropped from 910 to 527 in late December also viral from undetectable to 1600. New bloodwork done in middle of January...
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
...Not exactly sure what she might be speaking of. However, HIV exists in all tissues including the brain and spinal fluid. HIV drugs penetrate into the brain at different levels. In general Read more »

Undetectable

Does 'undetectable' mean the virus cant be found??? Im quite worried now, hearing that term. What if a guy and I were dating, about to get married, and decided to get an HIV test to ensure we are both healthy. Can the HIV test come back negative,...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...with HIV medicines, but HIV is still alive and replicating in such a person, e.g. in tissue cells, for example in the central nervous system and the goands - in a person with an undetectable viral load in the plasma.So if you're dating and... Read more »

Can the first sign of AIDS be a Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma?

Can you tell me if it's unusual for Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma to be the first illness in an hiv+ person? Don't other conditions precede such a condition?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma typically occurs late in the course of AIDS. Usually such patients have CD4 counts less than 50. It is not uncommon Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...people. These symptoms can appear to be the same as HIV-related mental problems. Fact Sheet 505 has more information on HIV and nervous system problems. These problems, sometimes called dementia, are less severe than they were before the use of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

...than normal rates based on age. Recent research shows that the lowest level of a CD4 count (the "nadir") may predict central nervous system problems (see Fact Sheet 505 ) better than the current cell count. Increasing the CD4 count did not... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations,and feelings. There are two parts of the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...It is the DNA genes that allow the virus to replicate. Like all viruses, HIV can replicate only inside cells, commandeering the cell's machinery to reproduce. Only HIV and other retroviruses, however, once inside a cell, use an enzyme called... Read more »
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New Hope for HIV Eradication

Posted by Mondo, 4 Replies
...caught up with it yet. Good health to all Mondo Researchers may finally be on track to get at the HIV that hides inside cells and keeps the infection going; if so, they could perhaps eradicate the virus from the body entirely, according to an... Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...My neurologist at UCLA, Dr. Elyse Singer, has been warning since the mid 1990's that HIV's effect on the brain and nervous systems was a ticking timebomb. The meds never completely eradicate the virus from the body and never effectively cross... Read more »

aids

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...findings may also advance the scientific foundation for a potential HIV treatment that may block the virus that causes AIDS. The cell culture study by a research team from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of... Read more »