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Epilepsy And Hiv

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Epilepsy and HIV: are the two DIRECTLY related?

I work with HIV+ individuals and have noticed that quite a large percentage of them have seizure disorder/epilepsy. Is there a direct relation between HIV and epilepsy? Most of my clients are also substance abusers, and I am curious as to which...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...related infections can involve the brain and result in a seizure disorder. Drug use and trauma can also result in a tendency to seizure disorders (drug use and head trauma often go together). HIV meds per so have not been linked to increased... Read more »

Epilepsy and HIV

I have a friend who is hiv positive and has epilepsy. He has been told that he can not take the... Read more »

hiv, aids, toxoplasmosis, epilepsy

Hello dear doctor and thank you very much for your answers here!I have hiv for about 6 years now,... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...unproven treatments may be harmless, but others can be dangerous. For example, one brand of "Brain Wave Synchronizer" caused epileptic seizures. Be careful when you choose treatments for HIV disease. This fact sheet will help you evaluate... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lopinavir + Ritonavir (Kaletra)

...some protease inhibitors. Do not take it with Kaletra. Kaletra lowers blood levels of lamotrigine , a drug used to treat epilepsy and neuropathy. A higher dose of lamotrigine may be required. Kaletra raises blood levels of midazolam (Versed)... Read more »
The Well Project

How to Read a Package Insert

...important information about the drug. If you have any questions, ask your doctor, pharmacist or a treatment educator at your local AIDS service organization. The package insert follows a standard format for every medication. After some... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...neurodevelopmental conditions [including disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve, and muscle such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy (seizure disorders), stroke, intellectual disability (mental retardation), moderate to severe... Read more »
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New Hope for HIV Eradication

Posted by Mondo, 4 Replies
...issue of Retrovirology. The latest research expands on the mixed results of earlier studies of valproic acid (Depakote), an epilepsy treatment that demonstrated potential as a method of purging HIV from its cellular hiding places. Read more »

New Hope for HIV Eradication

Posted by Mondo, 4 Replies
...issue of Retrovirology. The latest research expands on the mixed results of earlier studies of valproic acid (Depakote), an epilepsy treatment that demonstrated potential as a method of purging HIV from its cellular hiding places. Read more »

Myelopathy

Posted by Kipling
...I was diagnosed with full blown Aids in April 2000, before being dignosed I was misdiagnosed with epilepsy, I was having sezuires before & then later became sick, Read more »

aids related dimentia..

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...neurology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Anti-retroviral therapy is the standard drug treatment for HIV and AIDS. While extremely effective at controlling the virus in the patient's body, this therapy can't prevent the virus... Read more »