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HIV Tat protein causing brain damage

"The dendrites begin to look like a patch of severely damaged trees after a bad ice storm." (EEEK!!)I thought it was my imagination that I was "losing it" mentally lately but once I read the articles on:"Researchers Identify Toehold For HIV's...
Keith Henry, M.D.

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University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
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Liver Damage and HIV

My friend is a recovered alcoholic who has recently been diagnosed HIV+. His CD4 count is 24 and he... Read more »

does the H.I.V. cocktail damage the heart

My nephew now on H.I.V. therapy for many years just had a heart attack. Although I am certain part... Read more »
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Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

HIV Infection and Chronic Drinking Have a Synergistic, Damaging Effect on the Brain

...clinic patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) report they also drink heavily. Findings show that co-existing HIV infection and chronic alcoholism synergistically damage brain function. Specifically, immediate episodic memory was... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Infection May Cause Neurological Damage Regardless of Antiretroviral Therapy Effectiveness, Study Says

...HIV infection may cause damage to the brain even if the virus is suppressed to nearly undetectable levels with antiretroviral therapy, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People Taking HAART Less Likely to Experience Brain Damage, Study Says

... HIV-positive people taking highly active antiretroviral therapy are less likely to experience brain damage associated with the virus, according to a study published in the Oct. 9 issue of the journal Neurology , Reuters reports. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Iraqi Red Crescent Society Asks for $238 Million In Damages From Sanofi, Baxter Over HIV-Infected Blood Products

... The Iraqi Red Crescent Society on behalf of a group of HIV-positive Iraqis is asking for $238 million in damages from pharmaceutical companies Sanofi-Aventis and Baxter in a lawsuit that claims the people contracted the virus through Read more »
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HIV May Damage Brain Tissue

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...Times, 11/7). A study published in October in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that HIV can continue to damage some types of brain tissue even when patients are receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy. Paul... Read more »

eeek! brain damage!

Posted by daisey6205, 7 Replies
...please tell me this is not hiv related. i know i have been stressed out, but everyone gets stressed out. i feel like i have brain damage. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! love and prayers to all daisey Read more »

HIV and Memory Loss

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
I'm curious how many of you -- 1. Have experienced easily forgetting things or have trouble learning new things 2. Have a hard time with math 3. Have trouble paying attention for a long period of time 4. Have trouble finding the right words... Read more »

interesting news story about man with HIV?

Posted by RPH, 2 Replies
...assistant prosecutor Kathleen Fisher, "but that's what he's done to these people, his victims." A 29-year-old woman who contracted HIV in the mid-1990s after having sex with Sykes testified at the sentencing hearing that her life had been... Read more »