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Hiv And Brain Infections

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Brain tumor; Is it HIV infection

Dear Doctor, Last July I had an operation for a brain tumor that was called an epilymphocytoma and these are very rare. For a number of years I have always suspected that I could have AIDS but have never got tested. I haven't worked since the...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear Mr. W: The best advice I can give you is to get tested. Knowledge is power. You need to know. If you test negative, you'll have peace of mind (you'll then have to change your name from Mr. Worried to something else). If you test... Read more »

other infections of the brain

i was diagnosed with pml almost a year ago. i have only known of my hiv status for the same amount... Read more »

Brain Mass; Toxoplasmosis infection versus lymphoma

Dear Dr. DezubeMy cousin is a 42yr old male, HIV+ since Jan 01. At that time he had Lymphoma in the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Exercise Helps With Better Brain Functioning in HIV-Infected Adults

A study by Dr. David J. Moore and colleagues of the University of California, San Diego, found that regular exercise can help preserve the mental functioning of people with HIV infection. In spite of antiretroviral drug treatment, approximately half... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection or Medications Age Brain

Researchers theorize that HIV infection itself and/or the treatments used to fight it might explain their finding that HIV patients had brain function similar to those of persons 15-20 years older. Dr. Beau Ances, of Washington University School... Read more »
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

HIV Infection and Chronic Drinking Have a Synergistic, Damaging Effect on the Brain

At least half of clinic patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) report they also drink heavily. Findings show that co-existing HIV infection and chronic alcoholism synergistically damage brain function. Specifically, immediate... Read more »
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 »
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BBC Report on Brain Scan of HIV Effects

Posted by ScotCharles
Link below to copies of MRI brain scans of HIV+ people

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/health/4319952.stm

Scans show how HIV attacks brain

HIV, which attacks the body's natural defences, also damages the brain, three dimensional medical scans... Read more »

Hiv, Meds and Brain , what does it equal ?

Posted by riverprincess, 3 Replies
Some may recall my posting in the HIV and Getting Older some time ago .Go read it if you haven't . We'll I'm going into the next phase of tests to see what 20 years of meds is possibly doing to the brain . I got another deeper in depth MRI... Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
My neurologist at UCLA, Dr. Elyse Singer, has been warning since the mid 1990's that HIV's effect on the brain and nervous systems was a ticking timebomb. The meds never completely eradicate the virus from the body and never effectively cross the... Read more »

HIV+ brain cancer survivor marathon runner

Posted by richardbpc
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HIVers & cancer... Read more »