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Does Having Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Mean I Have Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

... What Is PML? How Can PML Be Detected? How Is PML Treated? Where Can I Get More Information? The Bottom Line What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" means brain. "Pathy" means disease. Encephalopathy is a disease of the brain. "Leuco-" (or "leuko") means pale or white. Leucoencephalopathy is a disease of the white matter
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HIV AND PML

i am hiv positive and i discovered it two years back when i started suffering from certain neurological problems. During check up i found my CD4count to be 2 and PML in my brain. i started taking HAART combinatin and was hospitalized. after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...counsel this feckless ER doc so that he's not so careless (in both senses of the word) in the future.It is true that progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is not as commonly seen today as it was in the bad ol' days of the epidemic.... Read more »

help please

hello,i'm hiv positive (since 2004) and just got diagnosed with pml (march 2010) my cd4 count was 15 now 69 and my viral load is 595 from 10,000s (as of 2 weeks ago). and from my understanding it is a rare brain disorder that progressess rather...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy was seen much more frequently in the early days of the epidemic. I'll post below some information from the archives. The clinical Read more »

hemophiliac coinfected, w/hepc,aids,and PML

My husband is a hemophiliac diagnosed in 1989 with hep.c and hiv...he contracted PML 24 months ago and began Haart therapy. He has cognitive and speech deficits now, and at his last appointment, we were told that his liver enzymes are up. Now he is...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...synthetic function, such as albumin and prothrombin. Hopefully his HIV medications will lead to improvement in his PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy) over time. As you probably know, this is a serious diagnosis. You will want to... Read more »

PML

My boyfriend was just diagnosed with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. At this time he is in the hospital and does not have much movement to the right side of his body. I was just wondering if there was something we can give him or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy) is an often devestating complication of AIDS. There is no proven effective and safe treatment for PML in the setting of AIDS Read more »
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Project Inform

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Fact Sheet

... What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose PML? How Do You Treat PML? Potent Anti-HIV Therapy Cytosine Arabinoside (Ara-C) Experimental Treatments Commentary The Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...Castleman's disease, or HHV8 MAC, or Mycobacterium avium complex PCP, or Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia PML, or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (caused by the JC virus) TB, or Mycobacterium tuberculosis How Is It... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...as: Neurosyhpilis Cyrptococcal Meningitis Toxoplasmosis (Toxo) Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Primary CNS lymphoma Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML) Some of these conditions may be treatable with drugs, therapy, or other medical... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...recovery. MAC during immune recovery may show unusual symptoms. Fact Sheet 514 has more information on MAC. Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy (PML): See Fact Sheet 516 for a description of this viral brain infection. Immune... Read more »
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PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31, 1 Reply
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »