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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 positive, then... Read more »

hiv virus and the brain

My vl is around 42,000 and cd4 counts are about 460 and still on the fence about starting meds. My... Read more »

Brain Cancers in AIDS Infected Patients

Are their any particular kinds of brain cancers that people with AIDS are more prone to? My brother... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Meth Use, HIV Infection Linked to Changes in Brain Structure That Can Impair Cognitive Functions, Study Says

... Methamphetamine use and HIV infection might significantly alter the size of a person's brain structure, leading to cognitive function impairments such as difficulties learning or processing information, according to a study published Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection or Medications Age Brain

...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 of... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

HIV and the Brain: Highlights of the Seventh Neuroscience of HIV Infection Meeting

...Paris, for centuries a hotbed of cool reason, hosted a thought-provokingassembly of neurologists at the seventh Neuroscience of HIV Infectionmeeting on March 6-9. A report on the conference in the June issue of the Journal of the International... Read more »
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

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

...report they also drink heavily. Findings show that co-existing HIV infection and chronic alcoholism synergistically damage brain function. Specifically, immediate episodic memory was impaired, while working memory remained intact. More than... Read more »
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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 Read more »

50% of HIV+ Develop Neurocognitive Impairment

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...moderated by Judith Currier, M.D. Igor Grant: The CHARTER study was designed to take a detailed look at the question of whether the brain effects of HIV are as well controlled as are the other medical complications of HIV in the context of... Read more »

HIV and Memory Loss

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
I'm curious how many of you -- 1. Have experienced easily forgetting things or have trouble learning new things 2. Have a hard time with math 3. Have trouble paying attention for a long period of time 4. Have trouble finding the right words... Read more »

interesting news story about man with HIV?

Posted by RPH, 2 Replies
...Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Exposing Woman to HIV Wednesday, June 13, 2007 ST. JOSEPH, Missouri ? A man who spent five years in jail for exposing sexual partners to HIV was sentenced Read more »