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Cognitive Functions In Advanced Hiv Disease

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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
...concentration, and processing speed. Cortical dementias, in contrast, are more likely to involve memory loss and deficits in higher-level cognitive functions controlled by the cerebral cortex, such as language comprehension and problemsolving.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Meth Use, HIV Infection Linked to Changes in Brain Structure That Can Impair Cognitive Functions, Study Says

... Methamphetamine use and HIV infection might significantly alter the size of a person's brain structure, leading to cognitive function impairments such as difficulties learning or processing information, according to a study published in the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV and the Brain

...common now, OIs still frequently occur in areas where access to ART is limited and among people who do not begin treatment until HIV disease has already progressed. Today, most neurocognitive impairment among HIV positive people is not due to... Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV JournalView

...initiation was 225 cells/mm 3 , median CD4+ cell percentage was 17%, and baseline viral load was 4.9 log 10 copies/mL. To gauge HIV disease progression, the occurrence of study events was measured. Based on the 1993 U.S. Centers for Disease... Read more »
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Looking for Women to Participate in HIV Research

Posted by rochs3, 2 Replies
...HIV Research Study Northwestern University We are conducting a research study on the effects of HIV infection on the brain and are looking for volunteers who have been recently diagnosed with HIV. The study is funded by the National Institute Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...hilgy risk behaviour having 2 protected vaginal contacts and 1 unprotected oral contact with a woman with cold sores? Thanks in advance Read more »

Loss of cognitive function

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
Friends, I believe I am losing my ability to think. As I have posted here, my liver is going haywire due in large part to the meds I take. Reyetaz is causing my bilirubin levels to rise, causing my eyes to take on a yellowish cast and my skin to... Read more »

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
...treatment, or taking that the one suspected to have taken the virus has diabetes? please get me out of the dark! thank u in advance Read more »