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Hiv And Dementia And Haart

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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 many patients with Read more »

HIV dementia

Every time I think i understand all I may be up against with HIV. A new twist. I was under the... Read more »

Dementia a thing of the past?

I just became infected recently, and was meeting with a social worker who said dementia isn't seen... Read more »
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NYC Health Dept. Defends Graphic HIV Video: "This Is Not Fabricated"

...talked with many young men who are HIV positive," said Dr. Monica Sweeney, assistant commissioner for the city's Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control. "This is not fabricated. These are real conditions that affect people even though their... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Anti-HIV Agents: A. Good News for HAART Users

...In these regions, HAART’s impact has been dramatic. For instance, once-dreaded AIDS-related infections are now uncommon in HIV positive people who are aware of their health status, keep regular appointments with their health care team and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...with nausea, vomiting, and blood in the urine. Risks for pancreatitis include higher than recommended doses of NRTIs, advanced HIV, and alcohol use. Stop all HIV medications and see a health care provider right away. Your physician will check for... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Retrovir

...and/or neutropenia (low white blood cell counts), particularly during the first three months of therapy in people with advanced HIV. Potential exists for severe anemia requiring blood transfusion, erythropoietin injections, or hospitalization... Read more »
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aids related dimentia..

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...neurology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Anti-retroviral therapy is the standard drug treatment for HIV and AIDS. While extremely effective at controlling the virus in the patient's body, this therapy can't prevent the virus... Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...for my earlier angy post, but a diagnosis that you are losing control of your emotions and your higher brain functions due to HIV is most distressing. My HIV specialist and my AIDS neurologist at UCLA have both told me that the occurrence of HIV... 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 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 »