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Does Aids Affect The Nervous System

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AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

... What Are Nervous System Problems? What Are the 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
Ask the Experts

I am married to someone with HIV.

I would like to know if HIV affects a person memory, and other parts of the brain?
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...Having AIDS can definitely affect a person's central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain. If there is CNS involvement, one symptom is very often impaired memory. Another possible symptom Read more »

Affecting central nervous system (CNS)

How does the HIV affects the CNS? which are the symptoms? thanks Theo
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...HIV can affect the central nervous system (CNS) in many ways, both directly and by causing poor immune function which allows other pathogens or diseases to do damage. Read more »

Central nervous system

HI I have read that HIV can affect the central nervous system.. how ? which are the symptoms?If damage is done can it be reversed? and which could be the development in time? Another question which is the difference between HIV and AIDS ? I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Theo,The reason your questions have not been addressed here is that this forum is devoted exclusively to questions related to anemia and fatigue. If you look around the other areas of this website I think you'll find answers to your... Read more »

AIDS Dementia

Is AIDS-Related Dementia caused by the actual HIV Virus or a low CD4 cell count? How does it affect the actual brain tissue?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(inflammation of the brain) with progressive or static encephalopathy (diffuse brain disease) due to HIV infection of the central nervous system (brain tissue) with associated prominent immune activation. It is generally a late-stage phenomenon... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Women and HIV/AIDS: Emotional Health

...Neurological Manifestations of AIDS Information Page -- This online publication provides information on how HIV/AIDS can affect the nervous system, treatment options, prognosis, research, as well as additional resources. AIDS Dementia... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations,and feelings. There are two parts of the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...people. These symptoms can appear to be the same as HIV-related mental problems. Fact Sheet 505 has more information on HIV and nervous system problems. These problems, sometimes called dementia, are less severe than they were before the use of... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Neurological Complications of AIDS Fact Sheet

... What Is AIDS? How Does AIDS Affect the Nervous System? What Are Some of the Neurological Complications That Are Associated With AIDS? How Are These Disorders Diagnosed? How...system disorder, it also affects the nervous system and... Read more »
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Skin Rash

Posted by DJones, 8 Replies
I have been on Atripla since January. I am also on Fluconazole and Acyclovir. In the last month I have developed a skin rash where the sun seems to hit my skin on my back of my neck where my hair line ends and lower arms. I thought it was... Read more »

IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

What is PML???

Posted by corkeesdad
...lymphoma, and sarcoidosis. PML Disease most commonly occurs in individuals that are HIV positive. This disease affects the central nervous system and brain, often causing a misdiagnosis. The symptoms can be similar to other diseases out there,... Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...My neurologist at UCLA, Dr. Elyse Singer, has been warning since the mid 1990's that HIV's effect on the brain and nervous systems was a ticking timebomb. The meds never completely eradicate the virus from the body and never effectively cross... Read more »