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Does Hiv Cause Brain Tumor And Loss Of Memory

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HIV and the Brain

Table of Contents Introduction HIV-Associated Brain Problems Diagnosing HAND Treatment for HAND Help for Memory Problems Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The brain is a very important organ. It controls every function in our bodyand allows us to think, see, feel, touch, hear, smell, and move. The brain andthe spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS). While we do not know exactly how it happens, scientists...
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HIV Related Memory Loss

I was diagnosed with HIV in May 1989 and started noticing that I can't remember names of friends and of common everyday items. I have to ask my partner the names of our friends and when trying to talk about something I have to tell him what the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is concern that chronic HIV infection may cause ongoing brain damage even when doing well blood wise on treatment. The initial best advice is to make sure you have full suppression in the blood of HIV levels. Careful neuropsych evaluation... Read more »

hiv, sleep apnea, memory loss: any link?

HIV+ for 12 yrs. Doing well on HAART: CD4 540, VL 35. On Viread, 3TC and Nevirapine. Developed apnea about 4 yrs ago. Started on CPAP Feb 2009. Began to notice memory loss last year May. Several symptoms. The most disturbing: hard at recollecting...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Cognitive problems can be seen in HIV+ persons though risk is less with higher CD4 count. Your HIV regimen should provide fair brain protection. There is generally no easy treatment. Neuropsych testing, brain scan, lumbar puncture (to see if HIV... Read more »

Causes of memory loss

What are the causes of HIV-related memory loss? I am not talking about dementia - only short-term memory loss and forgetfulness. My doctor tells me it is merely caused by stress and anxiety, but I find that hard to believe. Others in my support...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
I am afraid that I will not be able to be of much help to you. While I have occasionally heard individuals complain of some short term memory loss I do not know what would casue this. Also I have never read any scientific papers that puport to... Read more »

I had a brain tumor. Do I now have HIV?

I have already suffered from a Brain Tumor and have recently wondered if there is anything more to it. I seem to have all the traits of an HIV + patient. I have the dangling sensation in my foot, I have the purple spots on my chest, and I have the...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear PW:It is very natural for a patient who has had one serious illness (e.g. brain tumor) to ascribe new symptoms to either recurrent cancer or a new serious illness (e.g. HIV infection). Most patients will experience similar concerns. These... Read more »
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HIV and Memory Loss

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
I'm curious how many of you --

1. Have experienced easily forgetting things or have trouble learning new things

2. Have a hard time with math

3. Have trouble paying attention for a long period of time

4. Have trouble finding the right words to get... Read more »

Memory loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
why do you get memory loss with hiv ? Read more »

COPING WITH MILD MEMORY LOSS

Posted by just4247, 6 Replies
HI! I'M NEW TO THE BOARD HERE AND JUST GETTING MORE FEEDBACK. I STARTED MEDS FOR THE FIRST TIME A COUPLE YEARS AGO SINCE BEING DIAGNOSED IN 2000. I WAS HAVING MILD MEMORY/CONCENTRATION PROBLEMS WHICH HAVE IMPROVED SINCE MED. I'M UNDETECTABLE AND... Read more »

Memory loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When does memory loss usually occur when contracting HIV ? and why does this occur ? and how badly is the memory loss ? Read more »