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Do Central Nervous Symptoms Of Hiv Go Away

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AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...Signs of CNS Problems? What Makes Nervous System Problems Worse? How Are CNS Problems Treated? The Bottom Line What Are Nervous System Problems? The nervous system has two parts. The brain and spinal cord are the central nervous system (CNS). The nerves and muscles are the peripheral (around the outside) nervous system. People with HIV disease can have several problems with the nervous system. A common problem is peripheral...
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Sex Education Classes Scarred Me For Life; I am a nervous wreck. (ANOTHER FLUFFERNUTTER CONVINCED THEY HAVE HIV, 2010)

Hi Dr. Frascino,First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to respond to my question(s). As others have already noted, you have a great sense of humor. I thoroughly enjoy reading your responses to the others' questions; they are not only...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Even though I have yet to be tested, I have essentially been living life as though I were an HIV+ individual for the past three years because I have basically convinced myself even without symptoms that I am surely HIV+" WHAT?????? You ask:... Read more »

low blood pressure problems

have you heard of such a thing with taking atripla?my body gets this ice cold chill that just wont go away. thank you
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...heard of any patient in our clinic with the precise set of symptoms. Some patients continue to experience a variety of odd central nervous system side effects due to efavirenz (perhaps 5-10% of patients on Atripla have some degree of ongoing... Read more »

HIV in the Spine

One day I had a seizure while at a PTA meeting (most likely brought on by the chemotherapy medication I was on for non-HIV related Hodgkins lymphoma), I was brought to the emergency room where the person who did my spinal tap removed too much spinal...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If your HIV is well controlled on Combivir + Viramune in the blood then often there is good control in the central nervous system (the date has been fairly good regarding CNS protective effects of that combination). If your CD4 count is decent Read more »

HIV attacking central nervous system

i was diagnosed with encypholitis back in october at which time i was removed from all meds. I had bloodwork done and my t cells dropped from 910 to 527 in late December also viral from undetectable to 1600. New bloodwork done in middle of January...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Not exactly sure what she might be speaking of. However, HIV exists in all tissues including the brain and spinal fluid. HIV drugs penetrate into the brain at different levels. In general when we see viral loads go down in the blood, the same... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...B-cells multiply quickly for many years, more mutations occur. Some of these mutations cause cancer. About 4% of people with symptoms of HIV disease develop NHL each year. The rate of NHL in people with HIV is over 80 times higher than for the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

...higher than normal rates based on age. Recent research shows that the lowest level of a CD4 count (the "nadir") may predict central nervous system problems (see Fact Sheet 505 ) better than the current cell count. Increasing the CD4 count did... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Abacavir (Ziagen)

...extremely low levels, and increase your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. Abacavir seems to get into the central nervous system (spinal fluid). Therefore, it may help prevent mental problems such as dementia. See Fact... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...who have sex with men who use methamphetamine. What is methamphetamine? Methamphetamine is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Commonly known as "crystal," "speed," "meth," or "Tina", it is a white or off-white, odorless,... Read more »
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nervous please help

Posted by somija18, 1 Reply
...away the morning after my first pill. The headache went away with prescription motrin but came back when it wore off. I am nervous about it being seroconversion. But I never had a fever, swollen lymph nodes, rashes (i only got one on my hands... Read more »

Way Nervous.. Any thoughts?

Posted by nervous2008, 3 Replies
Ok. Here is the story and I would appreciate any insight. I am 36 m, smoker, ashtma, and drink. I take advair everyday for ashtma and Lexapro for anxiety. On Dec 15th, I had unprotected sex. On Feb 26th, 2008, I had protected sex but gave... Read more »

Nervous...very nervous!

Posted by vbguy1818, 3 Replies
...appointment to get tested. I found a place that does free rapid oral test. I will be going in tomorrow afternoon. I am really nervous...the anxiety alone is killing me! I had several oral sex experiences without ejaculation in the mouth and... Read more »

I'm very nervous

Posted by whyme, 2 Replies
...Starting my fith week since my nutty night. Had a sore throat for three weeks its gone now. I read where that is a symptom of HIV infection. I hope all the info about oral is correct but I am nervous. Read more »