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Can You Die From Encephalopathy

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Are there any Neuroplasticity studies for individuals with resolved Encephalopathy?

Dr Keith, My partner had encephalopathy now resolved for several years. It left him with left side motor dysfunction and balance related problems. There are other mental aptitude factors as well.Has anyone done any neuroplasticity studies with...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good questions-brain damage related to HIV infection can take numerous forms. In some cases the (such as from PML or lyphoma) the damage is similar to the structural damage from a stroke so recovery depends on location and size of lesions. If more... Read more »

ammonia Maybe Hepatic Encephalopathy?

I asked about the ammonia levels because I had in the past 4 weeks on and off a numbness that... Read more »

Encephalopathy treatment?

I'm 48 yrs old and have been positive since 81 (by history) with no incidence of OIs. During the... Read more »
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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...Detected? How Is PML Treated? Where Can I Get More Information? The Bottom Line What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" means brain. "Pathy" means disease.... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...duration) Cytomegalovirus disease (other than liver, spleen, or nodes) Cytomegalovirus retinitis (with loss of vision Encephalopathy, HIV-related Herpes simplex: chronic ulcer(s) (greater than 1 month's duration); or bronchitis,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Selling Your Life Insurance

Why Do People Sell Their Life Insurance Policies? Who Buys Life Insurance Policies? How Can I Sell My Life Insurance Policy? What Are the Criteria for Buying a Policy? How Much Will I Get? What Are My Options? Pro ... ... and Con ... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

Table of Contents Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment Myths About HIV Tests Myths About HIV Transmission Myths About Clinical Trials There are many myths about HIV. A myth is a story or an idea that is not true. In dealing with HIV,... Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Dr. Keith Henry, I hope he doesn't mind. The most common neurologic symptoms of ARS are: "Muscle or joint pain in about 50%, encephalopathy (brain involvement with headache and other CNS findings often mimicing aseptic menigitis) in around 8%,... Read more »

More Bad News

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...has been in the hospital for 2 weeks now.....has finally been diagnosed with.....PML. What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" means brain. "Pathy" means disease.... Read more »

Starting meds soon, can he start now?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My partner has an appointment for the middle of next week to get set up for meds. He was diagnosed this past summer and had a CD4 count of 199 at that time and PCP (that's how we found out). He had previously been misdiagnosed as having Crohn's... Read more »