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Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...Sheet 555 for more information. Central nervous system (CNS) problems include depression and problems with sleeping, balance, walking, thinking, and memory. In the early years of AIDS these were all called "HIV-Associated Dementia." However, a broader range of problems is showing up at present. This is now called HIV-associated Neurological Disturbances (HAND), which includes less severe symptoms referred to as Minor Cognitive Motor...
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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 medication. There is no specific drug for HIV dementia that Read more »

DEMENTIA

My Son has dementia, He's 38 what is the best meds. for that? He is HIV.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...If his dementia is caused by HIV (which it probably is), then the best therapy is highly-active antiretroviral treatment (HAART). I have seen Read more »

dementia

can dementia be cured by proper nutrition?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, proper nutrition cannot cure dementia. Read more »

Specify Dementia Symptoms, Please

Please be specific with regard to apathy, etc...what and how can I learn more about behaviors that will occur in a person with dementia, forgetfulness, apathy, also if the cd4 count does not rise will dementia get better at what count, say we are at...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Apathy is a non-specific symptom of HIV-associated dementia. It sometimes occurs in combination with slowing of thinking, slowing of ability to carry out tasks (especially complex tasks Read more »
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Project Inform

Connection Found Between Belly Fat and Dementia

... A study reported in the journal, Neurology , finds a possible link between excess belly fat and the risk of dementia. While the research did not look specifically at people living with HIV, it raises specific concerns for them. The researchers Read more »
Project Inform

AIDS Dementia Complex

...Treating the Symptoms of ADC 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... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People May Be at Risk of Developing Chronic Dementia Similar to Alzheimer's, Study Says

...HIV-positive people may be at risk for developing chronic dementia similar to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study presented on Tuesday at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 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 Read more »
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dementia - what are your experiences

Posted by cunta_stalwart, 2 Replies
lets talk about this late stage debilitating aspect of HIV Can it be treated, willl everybody get it do the modern drugs help early indicators. 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 Read more »

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 Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...to HIV is most distressing. My HIV specialist and my AIDS neurologist at UCLA have both told me that the occurrence of HIV dementia is not related to either viral load or CD4 count. The virus enters the brain shortly after infection and remains... Read more »