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Diagnosed With Dementia

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Recently diagnosed with dementia

I was diagnosed with HIV Associated Demenitia yesterday after nearly a year of tests. The three day psychological exam done by Dr. Charles Hinkin at UCLA shows that I have a moderate level of the condition which will shortly impair my ability to...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The course of HIV-associated dementia is dependent on many factors. The most important is antiretroviral treatment, which is currently the only definitive treatment Read more »

Cd4 count 7 dementia diagnosed

vomPlease can you help, a close friend, who was diagnosed positive 4 years ago, has recently been... Read more »

Diagnosing Aids Dementia

We presently have a patient with CD4 below 100, Desiminated MAC (intestinal) , Rx's of AZT & 3TC,... Read more »
Project Inform

Connection Found Between Belly Fat and Dementia

... A study reported in the journal, Neurology , finds a possible link between excess belly fat and the risk of dementia. While the research did not look specifically at people living with HIV, it raises specific concerns for them. The researchers Read more »
Project Inform

AIDS Dementia Complex

... What If I Think I Have ADC? Treating ADC Treating the Symptoms of ADC What If Someone I Care For Has Symptoms or Was Diagnosed With ADC? Conclusion Introduction Dementia is a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to think... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...function) problems including difficulty concentrating, confusion, and memory loss. In some cases more severe HIV-associated dementia can occur. HIV-Associated Brain Problems Minor cognitive problems are not uncommon in HIV-positive people.... Read more »
The Body

My Story the Los Angeles office. I started on HIV meds in 1994 and have taken most of the current antiretrovirals. In 2003, I was diagnosed with Pneumocystis Carnii Pneumonia and was hospitalized for nearly a month. The following year I was... Read more »
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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 »

dementia - what are your experiences

Posted by cunta_stalwart, 2 Replies
lets talk about this late stage debilitating aspect of HIV Can it be treated, willl everybody get it do the modern drugs help early indicators. Read more »

Over the Rainbow

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...The We is my husband of thirty years and I. As many of you know, I was diagnosed with the initial stages of HIV Associated Dementia in June 2008. My dementia is caused by 25 years infection with HIV and poor control of my infection prior to the... Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...Sorry 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 Read more »