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First Sign Of Hiv In The Brain

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The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

... Table of Contents Introduction HIV-Associated Brain Problems Diagnosing MCMD and HAD Treatment for MCMD and HAD Help for Memory Problems Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The brain is a very important organ. It controls every function in our body allowing
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hiv virus and the brain

My vl is around 42,000 and cd4 counts are about 460 and still on the fence about starting meds. My question is what are the long term effects of the virus on the brain since I'm currently not on meds?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...HIV can certainly be found in the brain, mostly from blood cells that are infected and travel to the brain. As a consequence, an inflammatory reaction can result in Read more »

What part of the brain does hiv dementia effect?

What would be the first recommended drug?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV can have a broad effect throughout the brain. The best treatment for prevention or to reverse HIV dementia is effective suppression of HIV levels in blood with antiretroviral Read more »

The Blood-Brain Barrier and HIV

Three questions?#1 Exactly what is the "blood brain barrier"?#2 I guess the blood cells in some way must pass the "blood brain barrier". If that is true how can it then be that very small chemical structures in many medicines not can pass it? I...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. The Blood-Brain Barrier is natures way of protecting the most important organ of the body, the brain. This barrier protects the brain against Read more »

HIV and brain

if the hiv virus has affected the brain and one is feeling confused and paranoid, is there a cure for ones brain?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...HIV can affect the brain, but that usually happens in people who have very advanced AIDS. The best treatment for HIV-associated cognitive problems is Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Meth Use, HIV Infection Linked to Changes in Brain Structure That Can Impair Cognitive Functions, Study Says

... Methamphetamine use and HIV infection might significantly alter the size of a person's brain structure, leading to cognitive function impairments such as difficulties learning or processing information, according to a study published Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV and the Brain

...dementias, in contrast, are more likely to involve memory loss and deficits in higher-level cognitive functions controlled by the cerebral cortex, such as language comprehension and problemsolving. These categories overlap, however, and patients... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection or Medications Age Brain HIV serostatus and age independently affected fMRI measures, though they did not interact, the authors wrote. The brains of those HIV-infected needed to work harder to complete particular assignments. Reduced brain blood flow was... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Kills Brain Cells, Prevents Stem Cell Division, Study Says

... HIV kills brain cells and prevents stem cells from dividing and forming new cells, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Cell Read more »
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Teacher faked brain tumor! What if it were HIV?

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
...did you guys hear about this woman, a Pennsylvania teacher, who faked having a brain tumor to get off of work. she did it for ten years! and finally admitted to faking. that is such a shameful thing to do. i Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...Gelbard's team discovered that it's Tat's effects on the ryanodine receptor that cause an "unfolded protein response" seen in the brains of HIV patients. Shape is everything for proteins, and they're nearly always useless or harmful when they are... Read more »

First HIV+ Runner With Terminal Brain Cancer Has C

Posted by 1247
...First HIV+ Runner With Terminal Brain Cancer Has Completed the NYC Marathon My name is Richard M. Brodsky. I am HIV-positive and have terminal brain cancer, and I Read more »

BBC Report on Brain Scan of HIV Effects

Posted by ScotCharles why up to 40% of people with HIV/Aids have neurological symptoms. Compared with healthy people without the virus, the brains of the Aids patients studied were 15% thinner. Scans could be used to spot patients who might benefit from... Read more »