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Fluid Around Brain Hiv

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HIV treatment and its penetration into brain/spinal fluids

Dear Doc,Currently on Kivexa (Epzicom) and Stocrin following a change from Atripla due to presenting bone/kidneys issues. I have been doing very well on treatment and have nothing to complain about with most labs in the applicable ref ranges and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting your important questions.There is a growing awareness of the potential risks of HIV on cognitive function, particularly among older individuals. You're right to be mindful of potential health issues, and memory is... Read more »

HIV and the brain

Dr. Bob, I am 24 years old and known about my status for about a year now. My vl was 70k and cd4... Read more »

Viral loads in other body fluids

Your discussion of very, very rare cases of infected folks repeatedly testing negative is most... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and the Brain: The Need for More Research and Boosting the Brain

When the AIDS pandemic first appeared in North America, doctors were puzzled by the sight of previously healthy young men who had inexplicably developed one or more life-threatening infections. They quickly established that these infections... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

Table of Contents Introduction HIV-Associated Brain Problems Diagnosing HAND Treatment for HAND Help for Memory Problems Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The brain is a very important organ. It controls every function in our... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People Taking HAART Less Likely to Experience Brain Damage, Study Says

HIV-positive people taking highly active antiretroviral therapy are less likely to experience brain damage associated with the virus, according to a study published in the Oct. 9 issue of the journal Neurology , Reuters reports. Asa Mellgren of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV and the Brain

Introduction Spectrum of Conditions Changing Epidemiology Opportunistic Illnesses in the Brain Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Neurocognitive Risk Factors HIV in the Brain Diagnostic Challenges Role of ART Drug Penetration ... Read more »
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HIV+ and Encephalitis of the Brain

Posted by malias90, 1 Reply
I started meds 2 weeks ago (Truvada & Viramune) due to having 2 seizures since February 2005 and specifically abnormal spinal fluid (abundance of white blood cells), EEG irregularities (2nd seizure happened during EEG) and being HIV+. I have no... Read more »

Infectious fluids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
#1 Blood
#2 Semen
#3 Saliva
#4 Sweat

Its all documented go find it for yourselves.

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Brain turning to Jelly

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Everyone,
I have been HIV+ for 13 years. Been on Meds for the last 4 years. About 2 years ago I started having issues with Concentration loss, Fatigue, memory loss (short term)
Now, I am at the point of getting lost going to the Supermarket I have... Read more »

brain lesion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
in 96 i was diagnosed with pml because of ct scan and mir i lost ability of speech, walking, writing and bacically have blurred vision in 98 i had a spinal tap which was negative for jc virus i then had a brain biopsy whitch was neg so i dont have... Read more »