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Dealing With Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy When You Have Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

... What Is PML? How Can PML Be Detected? How Is PML Treated? Where Can I Get More Information? The Bottom Line What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" means brain. "Pathy" means disease. Encephalopathy is a disease of the brain. "Leuco-" (or "leuko") means pale or white. Leucoencephalopathy is a disease of the white matter
Ask the Experts

myelofibrosis...switched to kivexa from trizivir...

Is switching from Trizivir + Sustiva to Kivexa+ Sustiva likely to reverse idiopathic myelofibrosis severe enough to warrant transfusions? Also, if both of these meds (which are taken once a day) were missed for three nights straight, how likely is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...containing drug, your anemia might improve somewhat.Your condition is complicated by hepatitis C, cirrhosis and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Close follow up with an experienced HIV/AIDS specialist is warranted.I'm also concerned... Read more »

HIV AND PML

i am hiv positive and i discovered it two years back when i started suffering from certain neurological problems. During check up i found my CD4count to be 2 and PML in my brain. i started taking HAART combinatin and was hospitalized. after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...counsel this feckless ER doc so that he's not so careless (in both senses of the word) in the future.It is true that progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is not as commonly seen today as it was in the bad ol' days of the epidemic.... Read more »

PML

My boyfriend was just diagnosed with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. At this time he is in the hospital and does not have much movement to the right side of his body. I was just wondering if there was something we can give him or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy) is an often devestating complication of AIDS. There is no proven effective and safe treatment for PML in the setting of AIDS Read more »

hemophiliac coinfected, w/hepc,aids,and PML

My husband is a hemophiliac diagnosed in 1989 with hep.c and hiv...he contracted PML 24 months ago and began Haart therapy. He has cognitive and speech deficits now, and at his last appointment, we were told that his liver enzymes are up. Now he is...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...synthetic function, such as albumin and prothrombin. Hopefully his HIV medications will lead to improvement in his PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy) over time. As you probably know, this is a serious diagnosis. You will want to... Read more »
Articles
American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Awards Scott R. Hitt HIV Scholarship to Vasant L. Dabhi, M.D.

...manage the co-morbidities that are commonly seen along with this illness. My experience with an HIV-infected man with Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy confirmed that being an HIV specialist and family doctor can be very rewarding." Dr.... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...or unidentified species, disseminated or extrapulmonary Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia Pneumonia, recurrent Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy Salmonella septicemia, recurrent Toxoplasmosis of brain Wasting syndrome due to HIV... Read more »
Project Inform

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Fact Sheet

... What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose PML? How Do You Treat PML? Potent Anti-HIV Therapy Cytosine Arabinoside (Ara-C) Experimental Treatments Commentary The Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...Castleman's disease, or HHV8 MAC, or Mycobacterium avium complex PCP, or Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia PML, or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (caused by the JC virus) TB, or Mycobacterium tuberculosis How Is It... Read more »
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PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31, 1 Reply
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »