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AIDS Defining Conditions

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a person ashaving AIDS if she or he is living with HIV (HIV+) and has a CD4 cell count of 200 or less. The CDC has also developed a list of morethan 20 opportunisticinfections (OIs), cancers and conditions that are considered AIDS-defining conditions (see below).If you have HIV and one or more of these infections or conditions, you have a diagnosis of AIDS, no matter what your CD4...
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what is hiv dementia & what is hiv drug-related dementia & their symptoms

i am concerned that i have hiv-dementia. I have never yet read anything about its symptoms? How can i tell if i am getting hiv-dementia and how can one distinguish between hiv- versus hiv-med-related dementia, that is, dementia caused by the hiv...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
HIV-associated dementia inlcudes symptoms like slowed thinking, memory problems, impaired concentration, tremors, gait problems, apathy and social withdrawal.There are some medicines that can cause memory problems and other cognitive impairments,... Read more »

Aids related Dementia?

I am wondering if maybe Im showing signs of dementia. I forget stuff all the time, I still remember what day it is, month and who is president. However Ive noticed when I watch things on tv or anything for that matter it seems as If I am just...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
The CHARTER study found that those with low CD4 cells in the past tend to have more cognitive dysfunction, even after their CD4 cells go up and their viral load gets controlled. You have a history of crypto induced dementia in the past, so I would... Read more »

AIDS related dementia and substance abuse

My husband has AIDS and I am negative. He's also had AIDS related dementia for about 5 years. Two years ago he had an arrhythmia attack, and was in a coma for a week. He was a different person after that. He started using illicit drugs...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Having an arrhythmia and being in a coma puts a person at high risk for brain damage due to anoxia (insufficient oxygen to the brain). I don't know if this happened to your husband, but if he has suffered some aggravation of his dementia, this... Read more »

how do i care for someone with aids related dementia

i am a volunteer "buddy" and would like tips on how to care for/communicate with someone with aids-related dimentia...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
It depends on the severity of the dementia. In general, you can be helpful be assisting with those areas in which your "buddy" is impaired. In other words, help him to do those things that he is unable to do for himself, or those things... Read more »
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Define "night sweats" to me.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know an HIV symptom CAN be night sweats. Do these night sweats happen during ARS? After? And if so, how long after? A few months after infection? Years?
I know sweating in itself is common and could be from MANY different things. Just wondering... Read more »

aids related dimentia..

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
Common anti-convulsant drug may help slow the progression of dementia
Researchers have found that a common anticonvulsant drug improved cognitive function and appeared to restore nerve cells in the brains of patients with HIV-related dementia. The... Read more »

Anyone went directly to aids defining symptoms?

Posted by Brickwall, 2 Replies
Is there anyone that went directly from infection to aids defining symptoms?

I had a severe primary infection 3 weeks after risk, then it has stayed/got worse now 20 weeks..

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please define .....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what are the differences and what do the following do or show or dont show when testing for hiv. how do these differ from one another and when do use which test and why? which is the most accurate?
1- elisa or eia
2- western blott
3- pcr
thanks

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