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Cognitive Impairment In Hiv

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How can I tell if I am starting to get AIDS-related dementia? (COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, 2010) (NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob, I have been on a HAART regimen since 2006 (Lexiva/Norvir/Epzicom), my CD4 count is above 700, my viral load is undetectable, and yet I seem to be getting all of the symptoms of early-stage dementia (I went through the list of early-stage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...DisordersAntiretroviralsReduce peripheral VLImpact on CNSPsychostimulantsMethylphenidateDexedroamphetaminemodafinilCognitive rehabilitationTable V. Cognitive Dysfunction in HIVHepatitis CMethamphetamine and other drugsDepressionSubstances of... Read more »

Cognitive impairment

Dear Doc.Is there any new data on using Valproic Acid for mild cognitive impairment in people who... Read more »

Advanced AIDS & depression

In AIDS related depression what specifically do you mean when you say "slowed thinking"? Could this... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...matter ( NIH release , 8/11). In addition, the study found that concurrent meth use and HIV infection might cause greater cognitive impairment than each condition on its own ( CQ HealthBeat , 8/11). According to Nora Volkow of NIH's National... Read more »
The Body

Cognitive Dysfunction: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

...researchers that this chronic state of immune activation contributes to the virus's ability to cause certain health issues, including cognitive dysfunction. However, while there are some hypotheses about how HIV (or certain proteins) causes... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Book Review -- AIDS and the Impact of Cognitive Impairment: A Treatment Guide for Mental Health Providers by Penelope Zeifert, PhD; Mark Leary, MD; and Alicia A. Boccellari, PhD

...impairment caused by HIV infection of the brain." The authors demonstrate how the framework of psychotherapy shifts with neurocognitive decline -- a subject that is rarely addressed. In a cogent description of personality and emotional changes,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Early AIDS in Children Impairs Cognition

...the Women and Infants Transmission Study Group found that early diagnosis of an AIDS-defining illness in children who acquired HIV from their mothers is associated with impaired cognitive development. The University of Illinois-Chicago's Dr.... Read more »
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50% of HIV+ Develop Neurocognitive Impairment

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...collected in a systematized way and then analyzed. The findings are as follows: First, there is still a fairly high rate of neurocognitive impairment in HIV-infected persons who are receiving antiviral treatment. What do I mean by... Read more »

Skin Rash

Posted by DJones, 8 Replies
I have been on Atripla since January. I am also on Fluconazole and Acyclovir. In the last month I have developed a skin rash where the sun seems to hit my skin on my back of my neck where my hair line ends and lower arms. I thought it was... Read more »

Social Security Mental Health Examination

Posted by DJones, 1 Reply
...for? What kind of questions will they be asking? Any helpful hints to make sure this goes through. I was diagnosed with AIDS in January 2009 and meet the health requirements, for good or bad. I guess they now want to see how bad my mind is? ... Read more »

HIV May Damage Brain Tissue

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...dementia (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 10/12). Researchers are unsure "how great a problem looms," but "even mild to moderate" cognitive impairments among a large percentage of HIV-positive people could become a "public health issue," the Times... Read more »