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Hiv And Memory Loss

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HIV and memory loss

I have been living with HIV for 16 years. I am still undetectable and have a CD4 count around 1500. My main side effects from meds are fatigue, insomnia, and the worse is memory loss. I can't remember anything anymore. Is this a common...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Memory loss can be part of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. There are, of course, other non-HIV-related conditions that can affect memory as well. Talk to your HIV specialist. A referral to an HIV-knowledgeable neurologist may help to... Read more »

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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 to get... Read more »

Memory loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
why do you get memory loss with hiv ? Read more »

Memory loss

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Is memory loss a symptom of early hiv infection (3 months after an exposure)?

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Memory loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When does memory loss usually occur when contracting HIV ? and why does this occur ? and how badly is the memory loss ? Read more »