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Etiology Of Hiv Related Dementia

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Different etiology for HIV-related fatigue

I have been infected with the HIV virus 15 years ago. Four week after the infection through a needle exchange I start to suffer from fatigue and some cognitive symptoms that never went away regardless my general situation that is quite good (CD4...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloI thought I'd share your information with the readers.... Read more »

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... Read more »

hiv related dementia symptoms

respected sir, could you possibly tell the symptoms of hiv related early dementia. i... Read more »
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HIV Found to Replicate Outside CD4 Cells; Discovery Gives Insight Into HIV-related Dementia

In an intriguing new study published last week in PLoS Pathogens , researchers discovered the first solid proof that HIV can replicate itself in cell types other than CD4 cells. The finding potentially opens an important window on our understanding... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Related Dementia Common in Africa, Study Finds

A new study revealed 31 percent of HIV patients in Uganda had AIDS-related dementia. This alarmingly high rate could mean HIV/AIDS is one of the leading causes of dementia in the world, alongside Alzheimer's disease and strokes. "If the rate we saw... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Anemia Drug May Be Useful in Treatment of AIDS-Related Dementia

The anemia drug erythropoietin, which is sold by Amgen as Epogen and Aranesp and by Johnson & Johnson as Procrit and Eprex, may be used to treat AIDS-related dementia, the New York Times reports. Dr. Stuart Lipton, scientific director of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Old Drug Could Cure HIV-Linked Dementia

An old anti-seizure drug offered promising results during a new safety and efficacy trial in 22 patients with HIV-related dementia (HRD). Valproic acid improved cognitive performance and restored nerve cell function, according to the study.... Read more »
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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 »

aids related dimentia..

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
Common anti-convulsant drug may help slow the progression of dementia
Researchers have found that a common anticonvulsant drug improved cognitive function and appeared to restore nerve cells in the brains of patients with HIV-related dementia. The... Read more »

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 »