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Dementia Due To Hiv

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Ask the Experts

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 Read more »

HIV Dementia

I have been HIV+ for 19 years and have been undetected for the last 8 years. I recently was... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Test Drugs for HIV Dementia

...million effort to find treatments to counteract HIV's effects on the human brain. In the early years of the epidemic, AIDS dementia caused some with the disease to degenerate to the level of end-stage Alzheimer's patients; death typically... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Related Dementia Common in Africa, Study Finds

... A new study revealed 31 percent of HIV patients in Uganda had AIDS-related dementia. This alarmingly high rate could mean HIV/AIDS is one of the leading causes of dementia in the world, alongside Alzheimer's disease Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dementia: Brain Damage Found in HIV Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy

...loss, slow mental and physical response time and sluggish limb movement. Such symptoms can progress to a severe disorder, HIV dementia, that afflicted some 20 percent of HIV patients before the advent of ARV therapy. Dementia patients may... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Old Drug Could Cure HIV-Linked Dementia

... An old anti-seizure drug offered promising results during a new safety and efficacy trial in 22 patients with HIV-related dementia (HRD). Valproic acid improved cognitive performance and restored nerve cell function, according to the study.... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV DEMENTIA

Posted by mrc911, 2 Replies
...I was recently diagnosed with HIV dementia. I am extremely depressed and have been out of work since June. My tcell count is 660 and viral load <60. I feel like I am Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...friends for my earlier angy post, but a diagnosis that you are losing control of your emotions and your higher brain functions due to HIV is most distressing. My HIV specialist and my AIDS neurologist at UCLA have both told me that the... Read more »

HIV Associated Dementia Symptoms

Posted by ScotCharles
...You can be somewhat functional and still have HAD. Manifestations of Dementia Early manifestations of dementia may include the following: Decreased attention or concentration Reduced speed of information Read more »

Excellent article on HIV & aging, "New York" mag.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
..."Another Kind of AIDS Crisis" A striking number of HIV patients are living longer but getting older fastershowing early signs of dementia and bone weakness usually seen in the elderly. http://nymag.com/health/features/61740/ Read more »