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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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Long term effects of HIV Associated Dementia

Hello,When I started HAART in November 1998 my CD4s were 46 and my viral load was 466,000. I also had HIV dementia which had advanced to the stage where I was experiencing significant cognitive and motor-function impairment (including stumbling,...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Sometimes, the effects of HIV on the brain are only partially reversible. The reasons for this are unclear, and may relate to scarring and death of cells that cannot be improved. You should know that being on HAART can probably prevent progression... Read more »

HIV Dementia

Hello doctor, and thank you for being so kind as to take the time to answer all of our questions. I would like to know if involuntary muscle movement in one leg ( like slow twisting inward and contracting) is a sign of oncoming HAD, I am going to...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Yes, a good response to HAART with reduction in the viral load (especially to undetectable levels) is associated with improvement in cognitive impairment in people with a diagnosis of HAD.The slow, twisting involuntary movement in your leg is not... Read more »

HIV DEMENTIA

MY PARTNER WAS RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH HIV DEMENTIA!WHAT CAN I DO TO UNDERSTAND WHAT HE IS GOING THRU AND HOW TO HELP HIM?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
HIV dementia is a slowly progressive condition that can cause slowing of thinking, memory loss, a sense of apathy, and neurologic symptoms like hand tremors and weakness of arm and legs.The best available treatment is an effective antiretroviral... 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 impression from everything I've read in these forums that on HAART ...as long as viral loads were maintained undetectable or extremely low and CD4...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
As with everything associated with this infection, the answer is a qualified perhaps. It is absolutely not universally true that everyone with HIV infection will develop HIV associated dementia. A lot depends on underlying immune system, how low the... Read more »
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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 processing

Psychomotor slowing

Impaired... 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 going crazy just thinking about having to take more meds and the cost of the... Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
Sorry friends 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... Read more »

HAART in Blood vs. Tissue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Medscape, a physician Web site, published this month a study on "HIV" detection in blood vs. tissue. This highly technical paper basically says in patients taking HAART with no detectable viral load, they found plenty of HIV DNA and RNA in rectal... Read more »