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Cognitive Impairment In Hiv

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Latest findings on cognitive impairment of undetectable HIV positive people?

Dear Dr. Fawcett,My boyfriend is HIV positive for four years and undetectable for approximately the same time. His memory is, however, failing and he is only in his mid 30s. He has no recollection of some things I told him. He has trouble focusing....
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. As you know, combination antiretroviral therapies (CART) have reduced the incidence of cognitive impairment in both symptomatic and asymptomatic persons living with HIV. Despite this decrease, cognitive impairment remains a... Read more »

Explanation re Cognitive Impairment

Dr. Henry,Thank you for the significant help you are to so many of us through this forum.I was... Read more »

Cognitive impairment

Dear Doc.Is there any new data on using Valproic Acid for mild cognitive impairment in people who... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection Increases the Risk of Cognitive Impairment

A study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes documented mild cognitive impairment in men who were coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C in comparison to groups of HIV-infected men, hepatitis C-infected men, and a control... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Early AIDS in Children Impairs Cognition

A new study by researchers with 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... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Cognitive Disorders Are Common in French Cohort but Are Not HIV-Related

A French study has reported that neurocognitive impairment (NCI) was common in a group of unselected HIV positive adults, but that this was not related to either HIV or HIV treatment. The study highlighted the importance of preventative measures... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Up to Half of HIV-Infected Patients on Effective HAART Still Ultimately Develop Neurocognitive Impairment, Study Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of a study he presented at CROI 2009. After... Read more »
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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 May Damage Brain Tissue

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Los Angeles Times Examines Research Surrounding Long-Term Effects of HIV on Brain Tissue

November 8, 2005

The Los Angeles Times on Monday examined research into the long-term effects of HIV on brain tissue (Brink, Los Angeles Times, 11/7). A study... Read more »

Hiv, Meds and Brain , what does it equal ?

Posted by riverprincess, 3 Replies
Some may recall my posting in the HIV and Getting Older some time ago .Go read it if you haven't . We'll I'm going into the next phase of tests to see what 20 years of meds is possibly doing to the brain . I got another deeper in depth MRI... Read more »

BBC Report on Brain Scan of HIV Effects

Posted by ScotCharles
Link below to copies of MRI brain scans of HIV+ people

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/health/4319952.stm

Scans show how HIV attacks brain

HIV, which attacks the body's natural defences, also damages the brain, three dimensional medical scans... Read more »