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Early Signs Of Dementia Due To Hiv

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AIDS Dementia Complex

Introduction Possible Symptoms of Early Stage ADC Possible Symptoms of Middle Stage ADC Possible Symptoms of Late Stage ADC What Is ADC? The Symptoms of ADC How Does HIV Cause ADC? Incidence Diagnosing ADC 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...
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what is hiv dementia & what is hiv drug-related dementia & their symptoms

i am concerned that i have hiv-dementia. I have never yet read anything about its symptoms? How can i tell if i am getting hiv-dementia and how can one distinguish between hiv- versus hiv-med-related dementia, that is, dementia caused by the hiv...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
HIV-associated dementia inlcudes symptoms like slowed thinking, memory problems, impaired concentration, tremors, gait problems, apathy and social withdrawal.There are some medicines that can cause memory problems and other cognitive impairments,... Read more »

HIV associated Dementia: Modified HIV dementia scale

Dear Dr HorwathI am a medical researcher at CSIR looking and cognition and depression in HIV positive workers. Is the modified HIV dementia scale a good screening tool for a non-neurologists (The Hopkins HIV report Vol 8 No. 4, November 1996). And...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Yes, the modified HIV dementia scale has been tested and compared to the original version. The modified version deletes the item on attention, which consists of testing antisaccadic eye movements, an item that most non-neurologists or otherwise... Read more »

hiv related dementia symptoms

respected sir, could you possibly tell the symptoms of hiv related early dementia. i am quite ok at concentration & memory.but i have anxiety & social phobia(not due to hiv), due to which i am feeling tense that i may have...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The typical symptoms of HIV-associated dementia include short-term memory loss, slowing of thinking, difficulties with complex tasks, and social withdrawal. Neurologic symptoms such as hand tremor and gait difficulties are common. Some people also... Read more »

Dementia

I was diagnosed one year ago (initial VL was 332,000 and CD4 of 328) and began treatment with Viramune, Epivir and Ziagen. My viral load has been undetectable and CD4 is around 540. What are the chances of dementia or similar impacts to my brain?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV dementia is rarely observed in persons with CD4 counts > 200-250. The HIV regimen you are on likely achieves good drug levels in the brain and should protect you nicely against HIV dementia. There are tests utilized by HIV knowledgeable... Read more »
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HIV Associated Dementia Symptoms

Posted by ScotCharles
You can be somewhat functional and still have HAD.

Manifestations of Dementia

Early manifestations of dementia may include the following:

Decreased attention or concentration

Reduced speed of information processing

Psychomotor slowing

Impaired... Read more »

HIV DEMENTIA

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 going crazy just thinking about having to take more meds and the cost of 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 and my AIDS neurologist at UCLA have both told me that the... 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.

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