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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" means brain. "Pathy" means disease. Encephalopathy is a disease of the brain. "Leuco-" (or "leuko") means pale or white. Leucoencephalopathy is a disease of the white matter of the brain. "Progressive" means that this disease gets worse in a short time. "Multifocal" means that it shows up in several places at the same time. Researchers...
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Is PML reversable?

I received my HIV+ diagnosis back in 1990. Things were going well although my CD4 counts were slowly declining to the point at which we were debating whether or not to start the meds.Three years ago I started having major problems with vertigo....
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
Yes, people with HIV infection and PML, can improve dramatically with HIV treatment. I don't think you need to get periodic MRIs unless there are new or worsening neurologic findings.... Read more »

Toxo/PML-which is it?

My partner was test positive for HIV 2 1/2 months ago. He had a T-Cell count of 43 and virus load in the thousands. This was discovered when a tremor started in his right arm - now the whole right side of his body is numb and he has trouble...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It can be hard to diagnose infections in the brain. If your partner's condition is getting worse, there are 2 possibilities: (1) Toxo is the wrong diagnosis, or (2) he is developing an "immune reconstitution syndrome" to the toxo... Read more »

What can I do about PML

I have been diagnosed with PML. I know there is no treatment and adhering to HIV meds is critical. Is there anything else I can do? I am so scared. ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.The absolutely best treatment for PML is CD4 cells-- hence getting on well chosen, well adhered-to HIV medications is the most important thing.It's worth mentioning that getting comprehensive HIV care is also important-- if... Read more »

PML - Give up meds or not

My brother was diagnosed on Nov 2, 1999 with Aids with the complication of PML. Since then he has progressively gotten worse. He is now bed-ridden and can no longer do anything for himself. He can only talk in syllables and even then you have a hard...
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
Usually PML gets better with HIV therapy. It appears in this case that his HIV is under control, but that he has not had a sufficient immune response to get control of the PML. PML is thought to be caused by another virus (JC virus). When the t... Read more »
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PML Survivors

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow PML survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an email support group for others affected by PML. Therefore I have started a Yahoo Group to facilitate this idea. I... Read more »

PML...What is it???? Your new book trailer has b

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PML Disease: What is it?
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You may be asking yourself what exactly it is. PML stands for Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy. The majority of the population carries the Polyomavirus... Read more »

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