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Can You Die From Dementia

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Dying Husband with Lymphoma and Dementia; This may sound horrible, but I want him to die.

My husband is dying he was diagnosed at a very late stage Cd4 70s, viral load in the millions. My problem is unbeknown to me he had another wife in another state. She is negative and I am positive. This man literally did nothing to help himself in...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I am so very sorry to hear of what is happening to you, your husband, and the other wife. I hope that you are receiving some type of help (social worker, therapist, counselor, etc). It's a lot to handle.To answer your specific question, is it... Read more »

Professional with dementia on disablity

My healthy friends seem to think I'm on vacation. My sick friends are soon to be all gone... Read more »

Paranoia relating to aging, and inevitably dying

Hello Dr. Horwath, I'd like to thank you generously for answering my question, as you've... Read more »
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Potential Cause of HIV-Associated Dementia Revealed

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center appear to have solved the mystery of why some patients infected with HIV, who are using antiretroviral therapy and show no signs of AIDS, develop serious depression as well as profound problems... Read more »
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Body Positive Book Reading Club

Living and Dying in 4/4 Time By Paul Gallotta Upstart Press, ISBN# 0-9701274-8-0, $12.95 Paul Gallotta has written a book about the AIDS epidemic from the previously rarely examined perspective of the social worker. Originally a journalist... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of AIDS-Related Deaths in South Africa Three Times Official Figures, Report Says

The number of people dying of AIDS-related causes in South Africa is at least three times as much as official figures suggest, the country's Medical Research Council said in a report published in the Jan. 28 issue of the journal AIDS , London's ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canada Should Pass Bill That Would Expedite Export of Low-Cost Drugs for HIV, Other Diseases, Opinion Piece Says

"For many years, countries such as Canada have avoided the uncomfortable truth that millions are dying in the developing world due partly to legal barriers that render access to medicines unaffordable," Michael Geist, chair of Internet and... Read more »
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dementia - what are your experiences

Posted by cunta_stalwart, 2 Replies
lets talk about this late stage debilitating aspect of HIV

Can it be treated,
willl everybody get it
do the modern drugs help
early indicators.

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Apathy as part of dementia????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I looked at dementia and all they say is a very clinical, characterized by apathy, slowed thinking, forgetfulness, blah, blah, blah,-----can anyone give real life examples that will describe what apathy appears like --- slowed thinking, what does... Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
Sorry friends for my earlier angy post, but a diagnosis that you 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... Read more »

Tired of condemnation of those dying or have died

Posted by Anonymous
It has taken me five years to finally stand up to anyone who
has said or says "I should be quiet, don't cause a scene, etc."

Well, I'm no longer able to be quiet, sorry if it embarrasses my family and friends, my church, my pastor, my religion,... Read more »