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Cns Infections In Hiv Positive Patients

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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 for how long. Prison healthcare is... Read more »

CNS penetration of Atripla/Ziagen/Isentress

AIDS patients need CNS penetrating anti-vral drugs, right Dr.? In order to bettter fight dementia,... Read more »

Floaters, CNS Infections and Mental Disease

Dear Michael, I've been HIV+ for over sixteen years. I've taken AZT for most of that... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS 2010 Studies, Releases: Treating HIV-Positive Patients With ARVs Drove Down Number of New HIV Infections, Study Finds

"Treating HIV patients with cocktails of AIDS drugs helps to stop them spreading the infection further and more than halved the number of new HIV diagnoses in a study in Canada, scientists said on Sunday," Reuters reports. The study, which was... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Behavioral Changes Associated With Testing HIV-Positive Among Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinic Patients in Cape Town, South Africa

Toward the goal of informing HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention programs, the researchers set out to examine behavioral risks and behavioral changes associated with testing HIV-positive among a population of STI clinic patients. The... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Nationwide Survey Shows 80% of HIV-Positive Patients Report Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Chicago, Ill. -- Key findings of a national physician and patient survey conducted by the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) demonstrate a strong link between HIV infection and the mental health of patients diagnosed with... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

Recommendations for the Triage of HIV-Positive Patients

These are general recommendations for clinicians who are not HIV specialists. We encourage you to call the NIH Medical Consultation Services at 1-866-887-2842 or the National HIV/AIDS Clinical Consultation Center at 1-800-933-3413 to consult with... Read more »
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CNS Lymphoma

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know the symptoms of this condition? Can it just be a headache or would it definitely include confusion, disorientation, paralysis, seizures, etc. Can this condition be the first sign that one is positive if they've never tested? Is... Read more »

confused about exposure to tears of a positive patient

Posted by Faith77, 1 Reply
An HIV positive patient came to our hospital with perhaps tear duct block and I was asked to do Syringing of the eye by the ophthalmologist. I did the procedure without gloves because it is easier and also saw the nose with an endoscope. later on... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

HIV positive woman looking for connections

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi! I am a 28 year old female doctor with HIV. I got the
infection through a needle stick injury. I was diagnosed in 96 when I offered a blood transfusion to a friend's father. I have been through hell, mainly because my profession put me in constant... Read more »