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Hearing Aids For Dementia Patients

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AIDS Dementia Complex

Introduction Possible Symptoms of Early Stage ADC Possible Symptoms of Middle Stage ADC Possible Symptoms of Late Stage ADC What Is ADC? The Symptoms of ADC How Does HIV Cause ADC? Incidence Diagnosing ADC What If I Think I Have ADC? Treating ADC 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...
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aids dementia

About how long should the patient be on hiv medications before we can see some movement either way regarding aids dementia?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Response to treatment in the setting of AIDS dementia is highly variable depending on how severe the dementia was, age, other concurrent conditions, effectiveness of particular regimen at penetrating into the brain and other factors. I have... Read more »

Diagnosing Aids Dementia

We presently have a patient with CD4 below 100, Desiminated MAC (intestinal) , Rx's of AZT & 3TC, Rifibutin,Azythromax, Multi-Vit etc., , hx of stroke self limiting mild within 2 months only mild weakness left on the left side. He...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
I can't give advice on this specific case, but I'll make a few general comments on evaluating someone with AIDS and an altered mental status. An MRI is a good idea to rule out mass lesions (toxoplasmosis, lymphoma, etc) or other processes... Read more »


DR's. I have been diagnosed with HIV Dementia and am also applying for my social security disability & SSI. The SS doctors want me to take a memory test! What is this and what does the patient do during the test?I am anxious to take the...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know which memory test the social security doctors are proposing, but most of them are very straightforward.One commonly used test, the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)is a commonly used test, but is not very sensitive to the type of... Read more »

AIDS Dementia

I am my brothers caregiver. He suffers from AIDS Dementia, coupled with his opportunistic illness was viral encephalitis, herpes simplex. My brother was diagnosed in 1989.I would like to know more about AIDS Dementia and perhaps some techniques...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
AIDS dementia is usually seen in late stages of AIDS when the CD4 count is low (<< 200). Effective HIV therapy can often reverse it. Dementia in the setting of AIDS can also be due to other infections (such as JC virus, toxoplasmosis, fungi,... Read more »
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My Only Son Has AIDS Dementia/My Heart hurts

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My son is 40 5'9 and good looking very intelligent,now to see him, his personal hygene is not on his mind ,it breaks my heart to know he was raped !,before finding out he had aids went to jail on a misdemeanor charge and was raped by the black men... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been an avid visitor to thebody, an avid caller to the CDC, the GMHC, and my state aids hotline for the past eight months. I had unprotected insertive vaginal sex with a lady outside of my marriage. I did not know her HIV status. I tested... Read more »


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 &lt;60. I feel like I am going crazy just thinking about having to take more meds and the cost of the... Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
From the Sunday January 6, 2008 New York Times Front Section

CHICAGO John Holloway received a diagnosis of AIDS nearly two decades ago, when the disease was a speedy death sentence and treatment a distant dream.

Yet at 59 he is alive, thanks to a... Read more »