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Facts About AIDS Dementia Complex

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AIDS Dementia Complex

... 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 think clearly and can impact his or her daily activities. AIDS dementia complex (ADC) -- dementia caused by HIV infection -- is a complicated syndrome made up of different nervous system and mental symptoms. These symptoms are somewhat common in people with HIV disease. The...
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I went thru ard/adc in 2001 and the diagnosis that I got from my dr said that I had aids dementia complex does this mean that I have progressed to aids or am I still just poz ? beacuse I have been told that once one has aids there can be no...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The diagnosis of AIDS dementia complex or HIV associated dementia is one of the AIDS defining conditions. In other words, this diagnosis is part of the definition of Read more »

How can I tell if I am starting to get AIDS-related dementia? (COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, 2010) (NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob, I have been on a HAART regimen since 2006 (Lexiva/Norvir/Epzicom), my CD4 count is above 700, my viral load is undetectable, and yet I seem to be getting all of the symptoms of early-stage dementia (I went through the list of early-stage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...neurocognitive disorders, Neurology 2007; 69; 1789-1799Dore GJ, Correll PK, Li Y, Kaldor JM, Cooper DA, Brew BJ. Changes to AIDS dementia complex in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. AIDS 1999; 13:1249-1253Letendre SL, McCutchan... Read more »

HIV dementia

I would like to know if there is a place where I can find statistics of the use of AZT to treat Dementia related to AIDS and how well it's treatment.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...There is one placebo-controlled study of AZT for the treatment of AIDS dementia complex, published in 1993 by Sidtis and colleagues. In this study, AZT at high doses (2,000 mg/day) was associated with significant Read more »

Donepezil (Aricept) continued use for ADC

I have a question about Donepezil, (Aricept) for Aids Dementia Complex patients. Will they always need to take this medication, or is it subject to decreases in their viral load/increases in their T-Cells, (like Dapsone or other preventative...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...always) reversible when the person is treated with effective antiretroviral therapy. Aricept is under study for the treatment of AIDS dementia complex. Responses are variable. For many patients who respond well to their HIV treatment drugs... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Marked Improvement in Survival Following AIDS Dementia Complex in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

...The current study examined the effect of the introduction of HAART on survival following AIDS dementia complex (ADC). The researchers examined Australian AIDS notification data pre-HAART (1993-1995) and HAART (1996-2000). They used Kaplan-Meier Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Dr. Ghourm's Forum!

... Contents The Facts about AIDS Dementia Complex (ADC) Alzheimer's Association Safe Return Program Is it Alzheimer's Disease? First let me extend to all our friends and...Alzheimer's Association Safe Return Program, that will give... Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Women and HIV/AIDS: Emotional Health

...on how HIV/AIDS can affect the nervous system, treatment options, prognosis, research, as well as additional resources. AIDS Dementia Complex (Copyright © Project Inform) -- This publication explains what AIDS dementia complex (ADC) is,... Read more »
Project Inform

Connection Found Between Belly Fat and Dementia

...with the consequences of aging and HIV. For more information on AIDS-related dementia, read Project Inform's publication, " AIDS Dementia Complex ." Read more »
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